October 17, 2006

Geez, how did all these tumbleweeds get in here?

Sorry about the blog lull there. I took a week off from work to finish up two puzzle books I'm writing, and even with my attempts to keep distractions at a minimum, I only finished one of them. Naturally, there are some matters of interest to catch up on.

Remember way back when I learned that one of the Holy Tango poems was going to be included in a literature textbook? Well, I finally received a copy of it, and it's pretty darn cool. Here's the poem:


It's irritating that the first stanza has those two extraneous blank lines in it, but oh well. Anyway -- even better -- here is the study question:


Hmmm...how indeed?

Also, I forgot to post the other entry I received for the fabulous Snakes on a Sudoku on a Plane contest (taken by Jennifer Turney, of her husband Harry):


Since I only received two photos, I think both entrants win a mix CD! Drop me an e-mail with the address you'd like it mailed to, and I'll try to send it out before too embarrassingly long an amount of time passes.

More soon. Don't want to overreach myself on my first day back.

Posted by Francis at 01:00 AM

I love Skinny Domicile! I'm glad it's getting out. What age group is the text intended for? College? High School?

Posted by: beth at October 17, 2006 01:46 PM

Congrats, but... according to the site: higher education? My first thought was that it was interesting that they had elementary school kids reading Dickenson. Those study questions... oh dear. (And the botched spacing is really inexcusable.)

Sax, if you read this... please do whatever little bit you can to staunch the flow of utter dreck in the world of textbookery.

Posted by: Rubrick at October 17, 2006 08:39 PM

Oh, man, my high school poetry books had questions like those. Fantastic. And hey, look, you're now [b. 1970], just like a real poet!

Er, not that you're not a real poet. I mean, yes, of course you are. That's why "Anarchy (If Seen)" is bound to appear in The Holy Tango, Volume Two: Vow Me Lout.

Posted by: Lance at October 18, 2006 05:16 AM

You can send our mix CD to the address in the NPL directory (you have that handy, right?). Oh, the anticipation!

Posted by: saphir at October 18, 2006 01:06 PM
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