Archive for June 3rd, 2006

Life Drawing

June 3rd, 2006

More Fun Home news. Margot Harrison wrote a really excellent profile about me and my memoir for my local alt weekly Seven Days this week. I don’t think I’ve ever read an article about myself that didn’t make me cringe at least once until now. It’s exceptionally accurate.

There’s also an article about Fun Home in People magazine, the one just on the newsstands, though I haven’t seen it yet.  I spent three hours posing in a cold cemetery for the photo last week. Holding a shovel.

The shovel was my idea, because writing Fun Home felt at times like I was digging my father up. In fact, for a while I wanted to use one of my favorite silly Edward Gorey poems as an epigraph for the book. Why am I writing about Edward Gorey all the time lately? Sorry. But let me just quote the poem, which is from one of his abecedarian volumes, The Fatal Lozenge. (N.B.: A ‘resurrectionist’ is a grave-robber, or someone who digs up bodies in order to sell them for dissection.)

The resurrectionist goes plying
without ado his simple trade;
Material is always dying.
And got with nothing but a spade.

Apologies to everyone having trouble reading the split posts

June 3rd, 2006

Thanks to Andrew Burday and Nichael Cramer for identifying the coding problem. My web guy is going to fix it soon. In the meantime, you can try switching browsers. Netscape works, Explorer doesn’t. And Firefox is best of all.

Oh, and some people have been concerned about why I ask for your email address when you make a comment. You don’t have to put anything there, just leave the forms blank and you’ll come through as ‘anonymous.’ I think the way the comments form is set up now is just a default thing. I’ll try and make it more friendly and explanatory at some point.