Here is the Q&A part of the Novel Novice feature on Bitter Language, in which I explain that I have been a nerd for a long, long time.
Today the review is up on Novel Novice, along with some quotes from inside the book. I am delighted to be making novel readers “revise their stance on poetry”!
This whole week Novel Novice is running a feature about Bitter Language! Today is the review, which you can check out here.
More neat stuff to follow throughout the week!
Here is the recipe for Lavender Aviation Punch:
1. infuse good quality vodka with organic lavender overnight
2. filter several times through a coffee filter until clear
3. add honey simple syrup to taste (made by heating honey in water)
4. combine 4 parts gin of your choice with 1 part lime juice, 2/3 part Luxardo maraschino and 1/3 part lavender infusion.
I was also very happy to see Steve (0f Lethe Press) for the first time since the book has come out and he seemed glad to see me as well, which is more than any poet can reasonably hope.
Does anyone else ask their pet rhetorical questions? I think if my cat could speak our nightly conversation might go something like this:
Me: Who is a nooj?
Cat: I’m guessing me.
Me: Who is a cutie widdle cat?
Cat: *sigh* also me.
Me: Woo is the bestest cat, the bestest widdle cat?
Cat: well, this is a one cat household, so…
Me: Nooj, Nooj, nuuuuuj!
Cat: Have we reached this stage of the interrogation already?
Me: I kiss your little head!
Cat: I am cursed by fate.
Or, maybe I am just crazy.
Go check out http://cassandraclare.com/cms/home - Clockwork Angel hits the shelves today and my poem is totally in the front of it!
I am so super excited, I kind of have to stop thinking about it so as not to freak out. It is a great compliment that my poem appears alongside some of the best poems in history and is the only contemporary choice.
I am going to be calm now, and think about the BBQ party I may have this weekend, and not freak out AT ALL. *breathes deeply*