Proofreading Vamps (for a New Edition); Why Not Eat Octopus?
Mentioned last post, proofreading poetry, and this evening the task has been finished. We may recall the absence of the orange-colored picture of VAMPS (A RETROSPECTIVE) in the center column (cf. March 16) and hints of a new edition looming. We’re one step closer as proof sheets arrived just before the weekend, the reading and corrections on which (largely concerning spacing issues for two very long poems, “Dreaming Saturn” and “Chinese Music” — what are these about? buy the book when it’s out and see for yourself) took a fair bit of the weekend to go through. But final corrections went in this evening (with possibly now a new problem concerning pagination) so that’s another step completed, at least for the moment. Ah, the writing life — it never ends, does it?
For octopus fans (see April 25, January 14, et al.), UPWORTHY.COM has brought a followup concerning, in part, an eight-armed diva named Rambo (Rambette?) who takes pictures of people. The article is “Scientists Gave a Camera to an Octopus and She Only Needed Three Tries to Learn to Use It” by Thom Dunn, also including some things you may not have known about tentacles, and can be found here; and which also links to another fascinating look at cephalopod intelligence with an essay on some moral implications thereof, “Why Not Eat Octopus?” by Silvia Killingsworth on NEWYORKER.COM, for which press here.