Dear watchers and/or dA-friends,
As you might have noticed, I haven't really been active here recently. There are several explanations for this:
First: I'm getting a tad too busy to keep on with dA. I've been livin' la vida loca recently, regurarly doing poetry readings (and I even get paid for some of them), trying to keep up with my studies and reviewing work, etcetera. I also try to watch Frasier in the meantime, I can be honest about that.
Second: dA was a good place for my earlier poetry and other stuff, but I haven't been posting any of it (or it was mere Spielerei) in quite a while, because I save up the good stuff for publications and geez, I'm not so productive when it comes to writing the good stuff. I've also discovered some really good poets here (you know I'm talking about you) and I'll keep following what you do. If you need some translations to Dutch, don't hesitate to ask, by the way.
It's not really coincidental that I announce my semi-departure here, while I'm in the meantime becoming more and more a part of the Dutch literary world. I'm far from a core member, but I'm making my steps and I get to know a lot of really great persons and poets. It's wonderful how easily you'll get accepted, as long as what you do is fine. The fake ones get picked out, really. I feel rather supported by one of the best-know poets in the scene, who also got a me gig (at which I performed for a minute, fuck yeah, but I got a book voucher of 25 euros. Beat that hour loan) for quite an audience. I'm still rather nervous at readings, yes. Had a wonderful time at Onbederf'lijk Vers this Thursday though. In the meantime, I'm trying to get some publications and try to get that bitch of a first collection published. It's currently being read by some of my Dutch (poet) homies, a published poet, a published novelist and a professional editor. That's so far for the bragging.
Well, I guess that was the explaining. I'll be slower to react to comments and such, won't upload any new stuff (or maybe some translation once in a while), stop doing group admin stuff, etc., but as I said, I'll still follow the cool people here. You deserve it.
Listening to: P.O.S - Never Better
Reading: The pile of review copies I got this month