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Introducing Bird Fly Good

… the magazine.

My lovely readers –

For a few short months I’ve been writing primarily about Austin, food, my poodle, and being crafty. Bird Fly Good has been a fun avenue for expressing how much I love this great city and writing in general.

As previously mentioned in recent blog posts, I’ve started a small press and magazine called Bird Fly Good in which I hope to publish small runs of poetry. The inspiration behind the project is, again, Austin and making books.

Bird Fly Good will continue to exist in small press form and I encourage and ask you all to continue following and reading the new blog where I will be solely focused on writing about poetry and the small press realm.

I will eventually start another personal blog where I will document, report on, and obsess over things, much like what has happened here over the last few months.

Thanks, again. Bird Fly Good promises to continue loving you from elsewhere.

xo,

Jennifer

@birdflygood

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birdflygood [dot] com

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Obsessed with Type and Jessica Hische’s Daily Drop Caps

I wish I was more artistic. More creative. I wish I had the ability to make stuff like my own clothes or household knick-knacks, or even the talent to paint a decent picture.

I use words instead. Words and paper.

According to 2010 New Year’s Resolution No. 1, I’m going to be making a fat collection of words on paper with the first issue of Bird Fly Good, a new journal of poetry with work from some of my favorite poets from Austin and elsewhere. I’ll be putting some of my snazzy new bookbinding skills to the test, and my dear friend and talented designer Katie Daly will be busting out the design for the cover. Continue reading

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Geek Out on Writing Utensils at the Philadelphia Pen Show

Who’s a geek? I’m a geek. You’re a geek. We’re all geeks. (Yea!)

No, really. We are. Or at least I am. Why? Because I love writing apparatus.

Pens, paper, and office supplies in general are my vices. And I know I’m not the only one out there.

Yea, I’m talking about you, hoarder of cute stationary and little journals with pristine paper – all adored but seldomly used.

We should start a club and hit up the Philadelphia Pen Show this weekend, January 22-24 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Center City Hotel.

I had never heard of such a thing until the other day. I mean really, a pen show?

At first I chuckled a bit, but then realized that if the show was in Austin I’d actually go.

I’m actually kind of surprised that we don’t have an office supply conference/tradeshow type thing around here. I guess we are too cool with our tattoo, record-collecting, and green living conventions.

That’s okay, though. I love Austin. But to all you Philadelphians going to the Pen Show, let me know what you think about the Visconti Homo Sapiens collection of pens made with volcanic lava.

visconti lava pens

Lava Pens

Hot Italian pens. Nice.

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For Those Hungry for More Poetry

(As if the news wasn’t enough.)

I’m becoming more enveloped in reading poetry these days.

My reading and writing alternate with the seasons, perhaps, and these days I’m beginning to enter a new period of furiously searching, finding, and falling in love with new poets.

I have the Internet to thank for this obsession. I simply have to open a browser, go to only one or two of my frequented poetry blogs, and the witch hunt begins.

I click and bounce from blog to blog, site to site, promoting and oozing with poetry. Continue reading

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