This week’s life update is a bit late because I wanted to wait to finish Samurai Jack. (It was emotional!)
I managed to start revisions again this week! I’ve mapped out my big fight scene and laid out all the chronology for revisions and I can’t wait to dive into them. But the big highlight (besides Samurai Jack) was meeting Adam Cadre, who runs the Lyttle Lytton Contest. It’s my favorite thing on the Internet and I was so psyched when he reached out to me, saying he was coming to Davis and was interested in meeting up! It was really cool and it made my week.
Robert Creeley’s “For Love” and C.A. Conrad’s “Did You Ever Forget Someone Can’t Help You Because They’re Dead? I’m Boring Like That” in Contemporary American Poetry. Wen Yiduo, Fei Ming, Dai Wangshu, and Bian Zhilin in Chinese Poetry. George Schuyler’s “The Negro-Art Hokum” and Langston Hughes’ “The Negro Artist” in American Literature. Book II of Troilus and Criseyde in Chaucer.
Great stuff this week. I read STORIES OF YOUR LIFE AND OTHERS by Ted Chiang–I think he’s one of my favorite writers now–as well as the delightful graphic novel THE SHADOW HERO by Gene Luen Yang. And the official Broadway recordings for Amelie and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 were both released on Friday!