Tuesday, April 15, 2014

fun with closed captioning!

You can click this link and watch it, or just read these hilariously poorly translated closed captions. Michael O'Hara, word up-- thanks for pointing out the captions to me.

It's a new poem now!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

today I am Pianofight's featured poet for National Poetry Month

I was asked by Pianofight, a theater group in San Francisco, to perform some poetry in front of some video cameras in honor of National Poetry Month. They asked a bunch of other local poets the same, like my friend Jason Schenheit (who I bumped into on the street after he had finishing filming and I was walking over).

Ham that I am, of course I said yes. I walked over to their new Tenderloin location and had a hard time finding it, a lady on the corner who was on the periphery of an altercation assisted me, showing me the hidden in plain sight gated entryway.

The space is still being worked on, but it is extremely impressive. I look forward to attending shows and parties there. The Pianofight folks were all super nice, too, and we had fun filming the poems.

Today, I am the featured poet on the Pianofight site. Here's what they had to say:

Stoked to have Alexandra Naughton as our featured poet today. When she isn’t writing & performing her unique brand of Daria-esque infused poetry, Alexandra busies herself as her hip-hop alter-ego, The Tsaritsa, & can be found dropping phat rhymes on Soundcloud or promoting her book, I Will Always Be Your Whore: Love Songs for Billy Corgana tribute to the elusive & ever-poetic Smashing Pumpkins frontman. She hopes Billy reads the book someday.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

DIPTIX, my new ebook, published by Peanut Gallery Press

Patrick Trotti approached me a few weeks ago about putting an ebook out with his new e-publishing house, Peanut Gallery Press.

Of course I said yes, and I felt like I had just the right thing up my sleeve with this collection of poetic diptychs. 

Please enjoy DIPTIX !

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

MAKESHOP/ Brit and Co/ Intel

A few weeks ago I was invited to an event hosted by Brit + Co and Intel, over at Lower Nob Hill/Union Square's Make Shop.

Brit Morin's Make Shop is a cute little boutique for fans of the DIY aesthetic: you can make your own jewelry and accessories and even use one of the 3-D printers to literally build something from scratch.

I got to try out some new Intel products, paint a laptop case, and eat some snacks.

It was a fun night. One of the coolest things I got to do was using the motion-tracking software on an Intel computer to juggle a ball on a screen and also play a video game where I had to save little gnomes who were trying to cross a bridge. I felt like god helping those tiny guys not fall over the cliff, moving my hands carefully to ensure a safe journey. I also got to see some new Lenovo laptops, actually they're called 2-1s now, because it functions as a laptop and as a tablet-- the screen can bend all the way backward for better touch-screen action.

See my pics below! Thank you Brit + Co and Intel for a fun evening :)