Sunday, 30 January 2011

My Year in Lists Part 3

Things I have found during a recent sweep/straightening of the corners of my bedroom, near the end of 2010/beginning 2011:

4 Stacks of American Education Services, Citibank and American Student Loan Services letters of varying relevance, addressed to the old Stanwood address.

2 of the same, but addressed to my current address in Seattle.

3 broadsides of "Genus, Species and Flavour"

7 chapbooks: readers copies of the first three, a misprint of "TWWCHNT: New Revised Standard" and three Ourosboros.

A handwrittend Shane Guthrie piece about condos (yes!)

A stack of photos from the first three months at Ty Beck.

A cd jewel case to Goodness' 1995 self-titled debut album.

3 different scraps of paper with unexplaned british phone numbers.

about 7 different copies of "When Saying Mean Things About Strangers."

Phone numbers from two different ex-girlfriends, acquired prior to our dating.

about 17 differnt crumpled up bank statements from the last two years.

Postcards from three different New York art galleries.

Chapters 1-26 of a book my Dad wrote and lent me, separately stapled and all out of order (read, enjoyed, feedback pending)

a stack of unopened letters from DSHS.

w-2a from Richard Hugo House, Vera Project and North Seattle Community College.

5 drafts of Vera Project's Powersharing Statement Language.

Notes from an interview with Trevor, intern at Vera Project, about the DJ/electronic scene in Seattle (barely legible)

A burned copy of Mastodon's "Leviathan" album (scratched)

Three unfinished Mix CDs, titles scribbled out.

9 different hastily-scribbled setlists for past poetry readings.

9,384 dust bunnies (not very bunny like)

A photo of the one time Phil Woodward came to IOI in 1999, staring at Shane in disbelief.

1 flyer for dianetics.

1 Visitor information card from St James Catholic Church (visited once)

Handwritten lyrics to "It's a Laugh" by Hall and Oates

A copy of "Big Machine" by Victor Lavalle (read, enjoyed)

A copy of "Financial Lives of the Poets" by Jess Walters (unread, probably will sell)

The last flattering photo taken of me, taken July '11 at Bimbo's cantina with Leigh, Emily, Alex and Bryan; I was looking away from the camera and sort of almost smiling. It's all downhill from there.


Gregory Bem said...


I'm a poet living in Seattle and I happened to see you read at Eliot Bay the other night. I recorded the event. Please feel free to cross/post/upload the mp3 if you want for your own purposes.



graham said...

Thanks, Greg!