ANNAINAUSTIN...and Company! Blog

Book Me, Danno!

Each summer, a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of vintage Hawaiian shirts. This is troublesome for me, as it only brings up memories of watching Hawaii Five-0 as a child. I admit it....

The Year of the Bunny

Ah, it’s spring! Nevermind that freaky Austin weather has had us swimming since January; spring proper is marked by the arrival of a certain long-eared, short-tailed burrowing mammal. March may come in like a...

The Reason For The Season

In this season of true love and cheap chocolate, it seems uncharitable to point out how all this glorification of love can’t help but contribute to rising divorce rates. Essentially, it is because the...

Courtly Love vs. Courtney Love

Back when I spent more time thinking about medieval literature– and when Courtney Love was more of a going concern–I created this list that was popular with a few of the hipper medievalists. Think...

Working Out with Edward Albee.

 ***a poem from the mid- 90’s: Working Out with Edward Albee. It isn’t that I ever see him, It’s just comforting knowing he’s there. Weighting for the weights, Trudging on the treadmill, Running in...

transasia

Hot sweet baklava afternoonsWhen your tongue curls curls curls in my earLike the designs on your grandmother’s rug,Your American motorbike exotic and strangeTeaching German to the Turkish boys,Metaphysics to the women. Last time I...

Pearls [on the sinking of the Titanic]

After the lifeboats had goneThe wealthiest men in AmericaStood together on deckListing to one last waltzDreaming of Vienna and Wagner. Dressed in dinner jacketsTheir fingers stained with nicotineThe fires in their handsReflecting uponThe yellow...