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Hi all,

Just wanted to give some updates.  I've moved the poems that I included in my submission packet to storage today.  I did a check online to find any unauthorized postings of my work, and found two.  One was considerate enough to leave my name on the poem and to provide a link to my page.  The other didn't do either.  I appreciate that others like my work, but wish they would contact me before reposting to make sure it was ok.  I've contacted them both, and should have that resolved soon.   

I heard through the grapevine that schools have begun reading application packets.  I hope that mine finds a way to float to the top.  I even joined Twitter today (something I vowed I'd never do) in order to gain some insight into the process, but only managed to learn that one of the MFA readers likes cruller donuts and doesn't like romantic comedies.  Oh, and a couple of her pet peeves regarding applications (which she says won't disqualify an applicant, but will make her wish she could).  In the end I think I only managed to increase my anxiety.  

I've lost about 6 pounds since my mom left town, and hope to continue my trend for a few more months.  My approach has been simple so far (and should stay that way):  eat fewer calories than I burn.  That's it.  I've been using a tool to input my estimated calories, and used a chart to estimate my basal metabolic rate.  I simply stop eating for the day when my number approaches my BMR - 300 (give or take).  

For anyone curious here are a few poets that I'm reading.  I'd love to add to this list (when I'm able to afford new books) so I'd love to hear any recommendations.

:bulletblue:  David Wevill
:bulletblue:  Billy Collins
:bulletblue:  Li-Young Lee
:bulletblue:  Charles Simic
:bulletblue:  Dean Young

I found a recommended reading list online which I might use to generate more reading:
:bulletred: Jean Follain
:bulletred:Michael Palmer
:bulletred:Ron Padgett
:bulletred:Joseph Ceravalo
:bulletred:Wallace Stevens
:bulletred:William Bronk
:bulletred:Jack Gilbert
:bulletred:John Godfrey
:bulletred:Tomas Transtromer
:bulletred:Barbara Guest
:bulletred:Rae Armantrout
:bulletred:Thomas Sayers Ellis
:bulletred:Fanny Howe
:bulletred:Lisa Jarno,
:bulletred:Larry Levis
:bulletred:Alice Notley
:bulletred:W.S. Merwin
:bulletred:Anthony McCann
:bulletred:Frank O'Hara
:bulletred:Charles Oppen
:bulletred:Charles Reznikoff
:bulletred:Louis Zukofsky
:bulletred:Charles Olson
:bulletred:David Shapiro
:bulletred:Frederick Seidel
:bulletred:James Schuyler
:bulletred:Jack Spicer
:bulletred:William Carlos Williams
:bulletred:Ed Dorn
:bulletred:Frank Bidart
:bulletred:Michael Burkard
:bulletred:T.S. Eliot
:bulletred:Elizabeth Bishop
:bulletred:John Taggart
:bulletred:Zachary Schomberg
:bulletred:Graham Foust
:bulletred:Ted Berrigan
:bulletred:Lucie Brock-Broido
:bulletred:Robert Duncan
:bulletred:James Galvin
:bulletred:Robert Creeley
:bulletred:David Berman
:bulletred:Joshua Beckman
:bulletred:Ben Lerner
:bulletred:H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
:bulletred:Jack Spicer
:bulletred:Guillaume Apollinaire
:bulletred:Maurice Manning
:bulletred:Matthea Harvey
:bulletred:Cathy Park Hong
:bulletred:Lara Glenum
:bulletred:Frank O'Hara
:bulletred:Dorothea Lasky
:bulletred:K. Silem Mohammad
:bulletred:Cathy Wagner
:bulletred:Keith Waldrop
:bulletred:Ezra Pound
  • Listening to: old friends
  • Reading: Stolen Light
  • Watching: my mailbox


United States
Jade says:
It's like you jumped into a wading pool - you know, the kind that parents would blow up with
Scott says:
Oh wait. My family are rednecks, we blow up pools differently down here.

conversation with Jade-Pandora

how perfect you are before
my poem

-Dick Whyte of SOLARTS

T. Scott Fisher was quite the poet
And made sure all the world would know it
but he commented too often,
his hands fell off from exhaustion,
and he could no longer press submit.


There once was a fish from Texas
that of watchers had built a nexus
but it troubled him so
he had to let some of us go
now he fears this decision may vex us


Jade says:
shall I call the monastery?
Scott says:
Oh my. I think that if you do, it would break my last vow of chastity.
Then what kind of monk would I be?
Jade says:
a monk fish!

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meghan-solo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
mahi-scott where did you go?
i miss you and your writing :(
when you were around the poems were flowing and i was rolling around within the community making friends and making words sound nice together and now it's all stopped.
you inspired me to write and i miss your words and what they made me think i could do.
pm me so we can get back in touch if you see this
Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Thank you, MF!
"Wicker Horses"
"Signing in Korean"
teenyxtinyxtina Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Scott, I haven't talked to you in forever. How are things going?
spoems Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012   Writer
you have been featured here.
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spoems Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012   Writer
thanks Scott.
yayarose Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Thank you for joining in the fun to proclaim your "really" self! :hug:
Idariel Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
hey there, just saw your checklist on DD. deserves it, you say your poetry may not be better than others at its core but you seem to know your stuff!
pixieplay Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Congrats on your DD, Scott! :iconlawooplz:
Tsukiiyo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your gallery. I wish you could join me in my group [link] to share your creations.
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