Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Cut the Baby's Smarnitt

The masterful and righteous Elizabeth Ellen recently interviewed me about insomnia for Hobart.

EE is the fuckin champ, believe dat. If you haven't bought A PECULIAR FEELING OF RESTLESSNESS or BEFORE YOU SHE WAS A PIT BULL yet, what's your deal?

I am going to Birmingham today to read @ the Bottle Tree with Todd Dills, Sean Carswell and Jim Murphy. 7 PM. If you are in the area come say hi and watch me learn to lick myself correctly. I think I am going to read some sections from the 10 day novel but that might change, I don't know.

Enter Jereme Dean's NO COLONY issue 1 freebie promotion! by Sunday.

11 comments:

jereme said...

good luck with the reading.

i really like the title of "A PECULIAR FEELING OF RESTLESSNESS".

If the whole book reads like that title i will buy it asap.

what is it about though?

BLAKE BUTLER said...

it is a collection of shorts by 4 female writers including elizabeth, amy clark, kathy fish & claudia smith. you should get er dun.

Keith said...

not sure if you saw this blake, even though it refers to the other post...

http://foetry.com/wp/?p=75

it's pretty sad and hilarious. so many of their finalists are amazing, but they end up publishing at least what i deem as some haggard ass books.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

god, i hadnt heard that. fuck those fuckers. i knew it. so ridiculous. and sad that they have such a name.

Justin Dobbs said...

I have never trouble sleeping except when I'm in an airplane or thinking about my own secret word. My secret word is Toyota.

Toyota.

Keith said...

yeah, it's a bit disconcerting. i don't know if it's the PRESS though, as much as it is mark levine. who i think is a terrible poet anyway. but still, the press has some weak books. there are only a few, or maybe two, tupelo books in my collection, and there's a reason for that.

ryan manning said...

the asian rod stewart

jereme said...

the asian ryan manning

BLAKE BUTLER said...

goiter baby

Bradley Sands said...

Your interview inspired me to write this: http://donotfeel.blogspot.com/2008/08/sleep.html

It's in my private blog, because that's where it belongs even though I've pretty much lost interest in writing a memoir for now.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

nice post bradley, thank you