Saturday, September 28, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Dear all, Your intrepid leader, Lee Foust, is launching his new book Sojourner in the USA at Green Apple Books in San Francisco this Thursday evening, July 11th at 7:00 PM. I'm then embarking on a 4-city publicity tour with stops in Seattle and Olympia, WA, Portland and Salem, OR. Click on this text for the full calendar of events and for details of time and place--I'll also be back to perform in the East Bay (I hope) and for sure in Sacramento in early August. So, as the Simple Minds sing, "Don't you (pause) forget about me. No No No No."
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Click on this text to go to a page with pdfs of chapbooks, then click on the top left one (yeah, the Siamese twin skeletons) and read Mouths Full of Glass in the Abandoned Bathhouse by former SACI CW student Molly Curtis--you will not regret these actions!
Great stuff, Molly!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Cool Shit Online
Suicide Letters: If it's possible, a light-hearted approach to pending thoughts of suicide.
Life In Italy : A M.E. approach to living in Europe. Cheating men, insane in-laws, and how to survive life surrounded by crazy people.
The Mantis Shrimp : The coolest animal alive. Basically, it's a gay rainbow death shrimp.
So incredibly fucking awesome: You will become addicted to this because, well, the name kind of says it.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Here's the short story I've been working on lately--just click on this text to go there--if anybody has time over the holiday to give it a read--or anytime--I'd love to get some feedback. It's something of a risk/experiment so I'm curious if it works for y'all. --Lee
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Dear creative Writers,
The Florence Newspaper, English-language monthly for the city of gelato and the De Medici, is looking to continue the "literature Corner" section that they began last month by serializing my short story "Under the One and Only Sun in a Place Called Tuscany." They are now accepting submissions of fiction and poetry inspired by said city or Tuscany in general so anything you would like to submit for consideration can be done by posting it here on the blog or by emailing it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Can't wait to see what ya got--I remember so many lovely texts over the years in the course about Florence--dig out yours and share it with the world!
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Your Intrepid Leader has published a book. Seriously! Click on this text to order one. If you are too poor to order one, I will gladly send you one to review as I surely need the publicity. Write me at email@example.com. And, by the way: how y'all doin'? I would love to catch up with the many wonderful students who have taken this course over the years. I'll be doing a book tour this summer in the USA so if you wanna see me get in touch--if you could book me at a local bookstore or spoken word series somewhere I will come to your hometown with pleasure!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
I'm often asked to compare Italy to the United States to give people an idea what it's like living here. Obviously, a lot of these things are generalizations since I don't have time or money to start a scientific study. The statistics and stuff I read in books or articles, I didn't make them up. I also cross check this stuff with my husband or Italian friends. So, it might sound like I'm trash talking but truth is that the locals don't dispute what I'm saying here. So, yep. This is Italy.
1. The mother-in-law is the number one cited reason for divorce.
2. The infidelity rate is in the 70% range, yet divorce is only 11%. So, basically, everyone cheats and either doesn't get caught or people do not divorce for cheating. Cheating is also encouraged, rewarded, and approved by peers. One, and the worst example, a man cheating on his pregnant wife in front of his wife's own brother, who hid it from her. Bro's before Ho's y'all!
3. Mammoni is a cultural phenomenon where the mother basically breast feeds the children into their forties. After they stop breast feeding, they send liters of their breast milk to be used as coffee creamer or in cereal. Mostly
4. On average people do not marry until their 30's, and they don't move out of their parents house until they marry. This is mainly due to economic issues and Mammoni.
5. People don't clean up their dogs shit. Ever. If you're in Florence, you should always keep your eyes on the sidewalk. On a different note, everyone in Florence seems to love dogs and they spoil the shit out of them (pun intended, hey oh!). Oliver's head gets rubbed down and molested every four feet while we're on a walk...for more check out survivinginitaly.wordpress.com