Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Blog renovation & days of books

Yay! Have finally gotten this damn blog template to work with only a paltry knowledge of CSS scripts. Took me all day just to bend it to my will and —er— my diminished visual capacity. Discovered a whole sea of these cool buggers through a link at Rohith's blog. They're actually easy to use — I'm just a masochist who likes dabbling with alien languages. Check them out!

Chapbook acceptance:

Am thrilled to announce that Rubicon Press will be publishing my chapbook, 26 Secret Love Poems sometime in late spring 2007.

Think I already mentioned this small press to people but hesitated in sending anyone over since I still hadn't heard from them. Now that I have, if anyone is seeking a nice print publisher for their chapbook, this seems a wonderful venue. Very lovely, professional manners. The response time was rather long, but there was a birth in-between. Things might be faster now.

      Date mailed: 25 June 2006
      E-mailed reply: 11 November 2006

Anthology publication:

Wheeeeeeee!!! Just found out that Velvet Avalanche: a collection of erotic poetry (edited by Donna M. Hill) is hot off the press!

It is
232 pages and features 76 contributing poets, 3 contributing artists in total. If anyone is interested in ordering or looking over the cover page and contributors, please me know and I'll e-mail them over.

Included in the e-mail announcement was praise for its quality, its smooth spine, its
whiteness of paper and even its perfect thickness. Which I guess shows what reading tons of erotic poems can do to the word preferences of an editor.

Recent publication:

My poems, Juice and Bathroom are now up in Clean Sheets. I don't even need to mention where I first drafted these.


michi said...

waahh! i am getting lost here ... help! i need something to ... um, hold on to!

anyway, i know i have said this before: CONGRATS re the chapbook! though i am still in shock because you did not dedicate it to your latest spouse. *sniff*

ha! clean sheets! well done you, ms naughty. guess who's going to be in it sooooon? your dirty-minded other half. :)

velvet avalanche sounds, well, sexy!



Arlene said...

gosh, wifey mine, that *is* such a paltry excuse to grab my tiny, tiny already sadly sagging breasts.

thanks for the congrats! teehee. i wasn't married, much less tied to you, yet last june. in the next book... who knows... if you behave and use the handcuffs wisely....


p.s. do you think this template is too complicated?

Anonymous said...

well-well! HUGE CONgrats on the chap missy secretive. lovely dear--
can't wait to get my hands all over it (the book you gutter-minded gal).

you're just EVERYwhere-- i can't comment here lately for the reading of you in all the webzines.

j'adore the new bloglook. chic, doll, chic. tres euro.

it's a pleasure reading all the newlywed biz. *blushes*

and to think i dodged that bouquet...

Anonymous said...

Hurray for chapbooks!!!

That totally rocks, and I can't wait to get my grubby poetry-lovin' hands on it.

Great poems at CS, too, by the way. I always look forward to reading you there.

Best, s.

Squamish Writers Group said...

Love your new look darling

and congrats on your upcoming book. I look forward to adding it to my Arlene Ang collection


Cheryl said...


Congratulations on the new chapbook!!!!!!! That's wonderful!


k1tchenwitch said...

Congratulations on the chapbook!! And those sizzling CS poems!

The blog looks great too ~ very tidy! And I'm jealous that it only took you a day to fix it up.

Anonymous said...

I'm late to the party, as usual, Armitron, but I wanted to say Congratulations on your chapbook! That is wonderful news! Be sure to save a copy for me...

Also, the blog looks great!

Collin Kelley said...

Love the new look!

Congrats on the chapbook. I'll buy a copy for sure!

sam of the ten thousand things said...

Wonderful news about the chapbook Arlene. That is good to hear. Congratulations.

SarahJane said...

hi arlene -
new bloglook is lovely. i gotta change mine too.
big congrats on the chapbook. that's wonderful. you are a terrific & inspired poet.
best, sarah

Arlene said...

thanks everyone. you're all sooooooooo wonderful!!

flying kisses,