Lost in LOST

As many of you know, I’ve set a goal to catch up on every single episode of LOST before the series finale at the end of May. I am also writing poems for each episode on a blog I’m calling The LOST Semester, similar to Jed Berry’s LOST haikus. This started out as an excuse to watch a lot of TV (because my boyfriend already thinks I watch too much of it) and has turned into an exercise in abstract poetics and sticktoitness.

Easier said than done. Having only just finished Season Two last night, I realize that I have less than two months to watch FOUR MORE SEASONS! That’s about one hundred episodes, which comes out to seventy hours of television. If I can stick to a regimen, I’ll have to watch at least two episodes a night. This means I’ll have to forgo all other television distractions, such as Gossip Girl, Project Runway, 30 Rock, DVDs of Deadwood, maybe even the soon-to-premiere Treme.

Can I do it?? Only time will tell…

Leigh Stein, Mythical Creature

Lots of exciting news focused around a theme (in the form of an exciting person):

1) The new issue of H_NGM_N just went live! And your friends are there! Fiction by Emily Toder as well as poems by David Bartone, Philip Muller, yours truly, and a beautiful triptych of “Revisionisms” by Leigh Stein.

2) The good folks at Mondo Bummer Press have just published a chapbook by Leigh, entitled Summer In Paris. A trip to the France inside Leigh’s brain for only $2??? Sign me up!

3) Finally, Leigh is organizing a “fun raiser” to buy a Flip Cam and record the poetic exploits of her puppets at AWP, Denver. Learn more about the Poets & Puppets Project and donate here.

Saturday Sweetness

A sweet new She & Him video for their first single off of Volume Two:

Also sweet, the new Octopus just went live and contains lovely poems by Lesley Yalen, Natalie Lyalin, Bin Ramke, Claire Donato, Chris DeWeese, & Justin Marks, to name just a few, as well as reviews & recoveries by Seth Landman & Nate Pritts.