January 3, 2013 - 3:21pm
Poetic License: Skinner’s ‘6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets’ inspire
Well, ok, by “inspiring” I mean bludgeons the young dreaming wordsmith with black humor and promises of mild starvation and heartache. But this is a good thing. Local poet Jeffrey Skinner takes a twist on creative non-fiction with the self-help memoir, ‘The 6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets’. And I read it.
If I had a nickel for every word I wrote…Child, it’s a lot of nickels.  You don’t even know.  Enough nickels to make heaping cartoonish mountains of currency in unfathomably large caverns.  It looks like glitter.  Dunes of disco ball bits.  Enough nickels...
December 28, 2012 - 11:49am
Launch into 2013 at the library
The library is a wonderful, kid-friendly place to ring in the new year.
This New Year’s Eve, head to the Main Library with your kids for a new year’s party. Celebrate the end of 2012 library-style. The fun begins at 2pm, is for all ages, and includes a craft.The Iroquois Library is also hosting a Toddler New Year’s Eve Dance Party, which starts at 10:...
December 28, 2012 - 11:47am
Let go at the Library: Send off 2012 at the Main branch's New Year’s Eve ba
Here it is: my final Something To Say for 2012. And we’re going to launch it from the proverbial nest of Library events. Stop by the Louisville Free Public Library’s Main branch this coming Monday, December 31st at 2pm for a special New Year’s Eve party.
My hands are shaking a little bit.  There might be a smidgen of the hot jelly making the prickly-pear points in my eyeballs.  What feels rather like a mildly giant piece of wood is currently growing in the back of my throat.  I can feel it shifting whenever I swallow.This doesn...
December 20, 2012 - 4:23pm
Give a good read: Save with Sarabande Books’ Winter BOGO Sale
The world may be ending tomorrow (no, I’m not letting that go); you have practically zero holiday shopping days. Own it. Give literacy and buy local in the home stretch with Sarabande Books’ BOGO Winter Sale.
Haddaway is a poet. Wait.  Don’t leave.  Wait.  Take my hand.  It’s going to be fine.  We will do this the right way, and it’s going to be full of grace.  You must trust me.Haddaway (you know who he is).  He’s written neither sonnets...
December 19, 2012 - 1:24pm
Make winter happen: Hit up the Library this weekend for seasonal fun with Let It
It may be 60 degrees outside today – but that doesn’t mean we can’t make a White Christmas. Stop by the Louisville Library’s Main branch this Saturday, December 22nd, at 2pm for Let It Snow! storytime.
My favorite sweater was recently stolen.  Pilfered.  Kidnapped.  Yes, that’s what happened here.  My favorite sweater was kidnapped.  I can use the word “kidnapped” because I personified this favorite sweater – I called it “Grandpa”.This...
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