Sunday, November 11, 2007

Clueless - As Usual

Slow Trains has taken "Train Language." Now I have to come up with some sort of bio. I haven't a clue what to say.

24 comments:

Talia said...

Congratulations, Charmi! Hip-hip hooray! Go out and celebrate if you haven't already done so.

As for a bio...you printed a great one in last year's Analecta.

Charmi said...

Thanks, Talia, but there's no need to celebrate. Being published is celebration enough.

I don't know about the Analecta bio. I looked at the bios on their website and they were all so serious.

Chad said...

Congrats...

I'm cursing everything right now.. even the second hand. I am going to be in chicago on the 21st.. I guess I have no choice, but to go to one of the Chicory meetings to make up for it.

Ryan said...

Congratulations!

Charmi said...

Thanks, guys. It's your turn now. Send away.

Yes, Chad, get your butt over to The Chicory. Ryan, you've already promised!

david dodd lee said...

Charmi,
That's great, but it was inevitable. It's a great
piece. Just speak from the
heart for the bio. Not too
serious, but NOT too cute
and clever either. It's a nice
problem to have either way . . .
Good going . . .

Talia said...

If you want to be serious, mention what you do for a living (whatever it is), where you go to school, where you live, etc. But the Analecta one is much more intersting...maybe make it a combo of interstig and serious.

Rachel said...

Good job, Charmi! I liked that piece before I even knew who had written it! :)

Charmi said...

Thanks, David. It definitely feels like I'm standing in a different place today. I was never aware of any inevitability, though, just possibility - which is what you give to your students and why you're such an excellent teacher. Can I get an amen?

Charmi said...

Rachel! Good to see you! Will you be able to make it Friday? I'm anxious to catch up.

Jesus said...

Horale Homes!!

Charmi said...

Jesus - what the heck does that mean?!

nfujimoto said...

Congratulations! Charmi!

Charmi said...

Thank you, Naoko. Now we must work on your submissions! If I can get published you can definitely get published. You're miles ahead of me. And, I saw your artwork & poems at Barnes & Noble yesterday. They look great, but I was sad I went on Sunday because there were way too many people.

Mike said...

Go Charmi!

I haven't even read it yet... But I will!

Charmi said...

Thanks, Mike. You can find it somewhere on this blog.

Have you started submitting, or are you still working exclusively on polishing for the MFA stuff right now? I think submitting would be a good part of the process.

nfujimoto said...

Thank you, Charmi! I am glad that you like the art.

Neil Kelly said...

Super Sweet!

The greater South Bend area is slowly becoming a literary hot bed.

I like the sound of "The South Bend School."

Charmi said...

Okay, I have to admit, "The South Bend School" does have a ring.

Jesus said...

How about "Los Super Dupers" or "Writing for the Funk of It" or "Yeah, Yeah That's Good" or "I'm Better Than You" or "House of Letters" or, my favorite "DDL's Bastards"

Charmi said...

Now we seem to be picking up steam. I suppose I'm going to have to make a list, let everyone vote... The joys of democracy.

Rachel said...

DDL's Bastard Children. HA. I have two classes with the mysterious man net semester, if all goes as planned. Whatever our name is, our slogan must be "There's more than corn in Indiana." Oh, wait...I think that one's taken. How about "Yes, we can read and write too." :) I'm gonna have fun with this.

greg rappleye said...

Charmi:

Sorry to be so late to say congratulations, but CONGRATULATIONS!

Charmi said...

Thanks for stopping by, Greg. And thanks for the congratulations! I really enjoy reading your blog. I saw you up at Kalamazoo and I should have introduced myself, but the crush of people! What a nice reading and evening, though.