the world and words of a writer

gretchen is a writer floating between australia and manhattan

Tag: listening (page 40 of 42)

good enough

Grounded. Better. Breathing. Writing.

Wanting to make love with my new apartment (details to come).

Finally realized. Some things aren’t good enough.

“You think I would crash into a million pieces of shattered glass? Did you think I would cry myself to sleep?”

dancing on my own

“Yeah, I know I get stupid. I just gotta see it for myself.”

varlow at paintworks … aka brooklyn art show

I attended an art show in Brooklyn last night. The invitation I received read as so:

Gowanus Ballroom and Flambeaux Fire invite you to Paint Works, a group painting exhibition showcasing emerging and established artists in and around Brooklyn.┬áPlus Fire and Aerial performances throughout the night, including special performances by Flambeaux Fire in Veronica Varlow’s debut Flambeaux Fire performance. Continue reading

data romance. the deep. waking me up.

As our daily readers can vouch for, I’ve been somewhat monotonous lately. “Blah blah blah job… boo hoo new york… blah sick… poor me… blah…”

On top of this, editing Poetry: Volume two is delivering a serious beating. Ever retraced a year of your life in consecutive verse?

I rest my case.

Last night I was kicking around youtube listening to hip hop in various languages to perk myself up. And somehow, amongst clicking, I came across one of the most ravishing combinations of audio and visual stimulation I have encountered…

And with it, naturally, came the first real poem I’ve written since leaving New York City. Continue reading


Namaste blog family

I KNEW IT! A bit of Russian gypsy music was EXACTLY what I needed! Last night I shimmied to Vulgargrad until my long hair turned into sweaty ropes and the clack of my boots shook the floor of the Northcote Social Club.

See for yourself!

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