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Interview with Linnea Gad for Paper Darts

Visual confusion excites me, when form and marks can repeat themselves in different contexts.”

http://paperdarts.org/blog/2014/8/15/the-fauna-of-mark-making-an-interview-with-linnea-gad.html

Catacomb Journal is (a)live!

http://www.catacombjournal.com/ is live!

Contributors, you should be receiving your copies soon, if you haven’t already. The issue starts off with a fantastic story of heroics to inspire your summer living by Mary-Kim Arnold, who just snagged the essays editor position at The Rumpus!

Thanks so much to Issue 1 Contributors and web editor Zoe Chaves! You guys are an epic group, and I’m so happy to have you all together under one cover (a print of artwork by Jonathan Chapline—visit his website if you’d like to see the original: http://jonathanchapline.com/). Image on main website page is by Susanne Lamb!

All proceeds from the journals sold via the website will be put into Issue 2, so let your friends know where they can read your work! The Issue is $7, and $5 for contributors who want extra copies (just email me and I’ll send you a paypal request).

Michiko Dead

BY JACK GILBERT

He manages like somebody carrying a box   
that is too heavy, first with his arms
underneath. When their strength gives out,   
he moves the hands forward, hooking them   
on the corners, pulling the weight against   
his chest. He moves his thumbs slightly   
when the fingers begin to tire, and it makes   
different muscles take over. Afterward,
he carries it on his shoulder, until the blood   
drains out of the arm that is stretched up
to steady the box and the arm goes numb. But now   
the man can hold underneath again, so that   
he can go on without ever putting the box down.
http://paperdarts.org/blog/2014/7/31/snakes-painting-in-the-forest-an-interview-with-poet-kate-gr.html
Kate Greenstreet talks about similarities between the work of Ida Applebroog and the Swedish TV series Forbrydelsen, among other things: “Both deal with evil and the outcomes of evil. Also with the relationship between women and power—something I’m thinking and writing about all the time. I like a story with a woman at the center. I’m attracted to mystery and to seriality. I’m interested in what women can do, and what women can uncover.”Read more on Paper Darts Magazine.

http://paperdarts.org/blog/2014/7/31/snakes-painting-in-the-forest-an-interview-with-poet-kate-gr.html

Kate Greenstreet talks about similarities between the work of Ida Applebroog and the Swedish TV series Forbrydelsen, among other things: “Both deal with evil and the outcomes of evil. Also with the relationship between women and power—something I’m thinking and writing about all the time. I like a story with a woman at the center. I’m attracted to mystery and to seriality. I’m interested in what women can do, and what women can uncover.”

Read more on Paper Darts Magazine.

Ripped off by a Brazilian Rabbi: A Note for Beginning Freelancers

I did some work for this man through Odesk in my first year out of college. He was working on a religious weight loss book called The Miracle Diet, and I was trying to pay my rent.

His wife was an alum at my university (Brown University), and I was new to freelancing. I wrote a chapter of his book for him at first, which he paid me for. Then I did approximately 20 hours of work for him editing the rest of his book. And this was heavy copyediting. Most paragraphs required major reworking.

I remained in touch with him throughout the process, and he was happy with the work I did.

Then I didn’t hear from him. For months, I called and messaged him, trying to get in contact. I did not hear back.

After a while, I noticed the book I had worked on available for sale on Amazon. I contacted him again, and he said that he did not end up using the revisions I did, and that he therefore did not owe me any money. Whether he used the revisions I made or not, we still had a written agreement (through Odesk messages) that he would pay me for this work.

I contacted his publisher, Susan Ford Collins, but she did not seem to care. I contacted collections in Florida, where he lives, but beyond that there was not a lot I could do. It wasn’t a ton of money, but it would have paid my rent for a month.

This is a message to beginning freelancers out there: even a rabbi can rip you off. Even someone with a wife who went to your university. This should not come as a surprise. But, I wish someone had reminded me as a young freelancer: do not let people take advantage of you like this man did with me. Write up a contract that both parties sign from the start. Require people to pay at each stage of the process. And if you still get ripped off—-laugh about it?

If this makes you feel annoyed, you could share this post, write a comment to counter the 33 five and four-star reviews, or write a note on his page to let his followers know what kind of a man this rabbi/weight loss guru is.

To those who bought The Miracle Diet: I hope it helped you lose weight! There are certainly some good points in there. I just wish I’d been paid for the work I did as part of the process of creating this book.

Thanks for reading!

https://www.facebook.com/peoplesrabbi

https://www.facebook.com/rabbic?fref=ts

http://www.amazon.com/The-Miracle-Diet-Weight-Health-ebook/dp/B009PRMC96/ref=pd_sim_kstore_15?ie=UTF8&refRID=11077WWRP8JGYWYD8F7X

CATACOMB issue 1 contributor Josh Beran in his element (ie hatted in front of this rug-shade)


uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh:

justinbflowers:

October 4, 2013 - Lincoln, NE

josh mother fuckin beran aka jesus the ram
CATACOMB issue 1 contributor Josh Beran in his element (ie hatted in front of this rug-shade)

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh:

justinbflowers:

October 4, 2013 - Lincoln, NE

josh mother fuckin beran aka jesus the ram

me at the grocery store

me at the grocery store

I had such a wonderful time visiting Rick in his studio and hearing him talk about cognitive dog-tricks and future sentient creations and other things. Fascinating guy. 
http://warholian.com/2014/06/rick-berry-unconscious-creating-in-a-rapidly-evolving-world/

I had such a wonderful time visiting Rick in his studio and hearing him talk about cognitive dog-tricks and future sentient creations and other things. Fascinating guy. 

http://warholian.com/2014/06/rick-berry-unconscious-creating-in-a-rapidly-evolving-world/

My interview with Providence-based poet Amy Pickworth

"…hearing the words and sounds hang in the air helps me come to good edits that I might not have found otherwise. The different ways words rub against each other or sound believable or shift from this idea to the next is important to me."

http://paperdarts.org/blog/2014/6/13/glottal-stops-and-going-full-vida-an-interview-with-amy-pick.html

Interview with Linnea Gad for Paper Darts

Visual confusion excites me, when form and marks can repeat themselves in different contexts.”

http://paperdarts.org/blog/2014/8/15/the-fauna-of-mark-making-an-interview-with-linnea-gad.html

Catacomb Journal is (a)live!

http://www.catacombjournal.com/ is live!

Contributors, you should be receiving your copies soon, if you haven’t already. The issue starts off with a fantastic story of heroics to inspire your summer living by Mary-Kim Arnold, who just snagged the essays editor position at The Rumpus!

Thanks so much to Issue 1 Contributors and web editor Zoe Chaves! You guys are an epic group, and I’m so happy to have you all together under one cover (a print of artwork by Jonathan Chapline—visit his website if you’d like to see the original: http://jonathanchapline.com/). Image on main website page is by Susanne Lamb!

All proceeds from the journals sold via the website will be put into Issue 2, so let your friends know where they can read your work! The Issue is $7, and $5 for contributors who want extra copies (just email me and I’ll send you a paypal request).

Michiko Dead

BY JACK GILBERT

He manages like somebody carrying a box   
that is too heavy, first with his arms
underneath. When their strength gives out,   
he moves the hands forward, hooking them   
on the corners, pulling the weight against   
his chest. He moves his thumbs slightly   
when the fingers begin to tire, and it makes   
different muscles take over. Afterward,
he carries it on his shoulder, until the blood   
drains out of the arm that is stretched up
to steady the box and the arm goes numb. But now   
the man can hold underneath again, so that   
he can go on without ever putting the box down.
http://paperdarts.org/blog/2014/7/31/snakes-painting-in-the-forest-an-interview-with-poet-kate-gr.html
Kate Greenstreet talks about similarities between the work of Ida Applebroog and the Swedish TV series Forbrydelsen, among other things: “Both deal with evil and the outcomes of evil. Also with the relationship between women and power—something I’m thinking and writing about all the time. I like a story with a woman at the center. I’m attracted to mystery and to seriality. I’m interested in what women can do, and what women can uncover.”Read more on Paper Darts Magazine.

http://paperdarts.org/blog/2014/7/31/snakes-painting-in-the-forest-an-interview-with-poet-kate-gr.html

Kate Greenstreet talks about similarities between the work of Ida Applebroog and the Swedish TV series Forbrydelsen, among other things: “Both deal with evil and the outcomes of evil. Also with the relationship between women and power—something I’m thinking and writing about all the time. I like a story with a woman at the center. I’m attracted to mystery and to seriality. I’m interested in what women can do, and what women can uncover.”

Read more on Paper Darts Magazine.

Ripped off by a Brazilian Rabbi: A Note for Beginning Freelancers

I did some work for this man through Odesk in my first year out of college. He was working on a religious weight loss book called The Miracle Diet, and I was trying to pay my rent.

His wife was an alum at my university (Brown University), and I was new to freelancing. I wrote a chapter of his book for him at first, which he paid me for. Then I did approximately 20 hours of work for him editing the rest of his book. And this was heavy copyediting. Most paragraphs required major reworking.

I remained in touch with him throughout the process, and he was happy with the work I did.

Then I didn’t hear from him. For months, I called and messaged him, trying to get in contact. I did not hear back.

After a while, I noticed the book I had worked on available for sale on Amazon. I contacted him again, and he said that he did not end up using the revisions I did, and that he therefore did not owe me any money. Whether he used the revisions I made or not, we still had a written agreement (through Odesk messages) that he would pay me for this work.

I contacted his publisher, Susan Ford Collins, but she did not seem to care. I contacted collections in Florida, where he lives, but beyond that there was not a lot I could do. It wasn’t a ton of money, but it would have paid my rent for a month.

This is a message to beginning freelancers out there: even a rabbi can rip you off. Even someone with a wife who went to your university. This should not come as a surprise. But, I wish someone had reminded me as a young freelancer: do not let people take advantage of you like this man did with me. Write up a contract that both parties sign from the start. Require people to pay at each stage of the process. And if you still get ripped off—-laugh about it?

If this makes you feel annoyed, you could share this post, write a comment to counter the 33 five and four-star reviews, or write a note on his page to let his followers know what kind of a man this rabbi/weight loss guru is.

To those who bought The Miracle Diet: I hope it helped you lose weight! There are certainly some good points in there. I just wish I’d been paid for the work I did as part of the process of creating this book.

Thanks for reading!

https://www.facebook.com/peoplesrabbi

https://www.facebook.com/rabbic?fref=ts

http://www.amazon.com/The-Miracle-Diet-Weight-Health-ebook/dp/B009PRMC96/ref=pd_sim_kstore_15?ie=UTF8&refRID=11077WWRP8JGYWYD8F7X

CATACOMB issue 1 contributor Josh Beran in his element (ie hatted in front of this rug-shade)


uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh:

justinbflowers:

October 4, 2013 - Lincoln, NE

josh mother fuckin beran aka jesus the ram
CATACOMB issue 1 contributor Josh Beran in his element (ie hatted in front of this rug-shade)

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh:

justinbflowers:

October 4, 2013 - Lincoln, NE

josh mother fuckin beran aka jesus the ram

me at the grocery store

me at the grocery store

I had such a wonderful time visiting Rick in his studio and hearing him talk about cognitive dog-tricks and future sentient creations and other things. Fascinating guy. 
http://warholian.com/2014/06/rick-berry-unconscious-creating-in-a-rapidly-evolving-world/

I had such a wonderful time visiting Rick in his studio and hearing him talk about cognitive dog-tricks and future sentient creations and other things. Fascinating guy. 

http://warholian.com/2014/06/rick-berry-unconscious-creating-in-a-rapidly-evolving-world/

LITERARY NEW YORK VERSUS LA: INTERVIEW WITH JOSH RAAB

http://beautifulsavage.com/design/interview-josh-raab-theneweryork-publishing/

My interview with Providence-based poet Amy Pickworth

"…hearing the words and sounds hang in the air helps me come to good edits that I might not have found otherwise. The different ways words rub against each other or sound believable or shift from this idea to the next is important to me."

http://paperdarts.org/blog/2014/6/13/glottal-stops-and-going-full-vida-an-interview-with-amy-pick.html

Catacomb Journal is (a)live!
Ripped off by a Brazilian Rabbi: A Note for Beginning Freelancers
My interview with Providence-based poet Amy Pickworth
Beautiful Savage interview with Daniel Heidkamp

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