Survey and Assessment

Current reading material spread about my house:
Rolling Stone Magazine
Air Guitar by David Hickey
Follies by Ann Beattie
Vanity Fair (which includes Joseph E. Stiglitz’s esteemed essay on the recession)
Cosmo (still)

Current books in a pile to loan to mom:
Brief Encounters with Che Guevara by Benjamin Fountain
The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss

Current book on loan from dad:
Our Story Begins by Tobias Wolff

A book I really want to get my hands on but it costs too much:
Still Looking by John Updike (essays on modern art)

Current books I really want to write:
Okay So Check This Out (a collection of my lyrical essays)
A collection of my art essays (untitled)

Top two ideal places to be hired by:
Gettysburg College (waiting)
Emory University (waiting)

Top two residencies to get into:
Fine Arts Work Center (8 months) (waiting)
Vermont Studio Center (full fellowship) (applying)

Top four literary magazines I want to see my lyrical essays in:
Seneca Review (no sim.sub.)
Narrative (rejected)
Fourth Genre (rejected)
Creative Nonfiction Journal (waiting)

Top priorities:
My health
My writing
My family

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