Website Updates and Current Projects

This weekend, I spent a bit of time updating my main website, kayeboesme.com. I switched from a hard-coded HTML5 site to a WordPress-based one. Pangrammatike will still be the place where I blog about writing, though — I love the name of this blog, and it feels cozy. The “Read My Work” and “About Kaye”…

Ending 2020

2020 was a year. I went into it with several creative goals, and this blog post will serve as a reflection on what happened during that grueling, exhausting year and how these goals changed. 2020 Goal Recap At the end of 2019, I said that in 2020, I would: Write at a rate of 700…

Lexember 2020: Coming to the End

Day 23 Kño /kɲõ/, package.Gnabikño /gnɑ.bi.ˈkɲõ/, warehouse district.Kñoäi /kɲõ.ha͜ɪ/, to pack. This becomes to send if the object takes the -ös suffix. Il ịmlatyas mes Tærin ademlzabe il kño åku.Your (pl.) packages are in [the Goddess] Tærin’s hands now. The verb to be is conjugated informally with the ade instead of glabde stem, with the mlza plural third person subject and the immediate present marker -be…

Lexember 2020: Week 3

Day 16 Välit /vɑ̤.ˈlit/, 1. to focus; 2. to carve; 3. to sharpen.Elt /ɛlt/, repetitive.Ënselt /ɛ̝̤n.ˈsɛlt/, monotonous. Il loft välssarri kolbhe.I [will/expect to] sharpen the knives tomorrow. Diphya ovälzabeneu?Why can’t you all focus right now? I tæsonas lịrelt välssa omnivæk.I focus best with repetitive music. Day 17 Vögnar /vo̤g.ˈnɑɾ/, climate.  From xovö, air, and nar, life, with the compound link -g-.Vögnaradrak /vo̤g.ˈnɑɾ.ɑd.ˌɾɑk/, thermostat. I ümi bæk agla ku vögnar Narahjịkmu.The Great Canyons’ climate prohibits much…

Lexember 2020: Week 2

Day 8 Kabsi /kɑb.ˈsi/, to light. Irregular root kazi /kɑ.ˈzi/Osnet /os.ˈnɛt/, destruction. K’ibånibhe kazisus.We (excl.) lit the oil lamp. Kazi æ kaz nakyæla Sabahjen — bhet i besun æ i kaza, i osnet æ k’ega.The Sabaji Tveshi confuse [the words] to light [kazi] and wet [kaz] — thus fire and water, destruction and birth. Day 9 Ịbsje /ɪb.ˈʝɛ/ 1. An arduous task. 2. A task that someone doesn’t want…

Lexember 2020: Week 1

This Lexember, I decided to work on Narahji because I felt like it was neglected. Here’s what I’ve been adding to my lexicon. Day 1 Tson /t͡so͜ʊn/, artwork. Hjutson /ʝu.ˈt͡so͜ʊn/, the study of art, art theory, art critique. Tsodzo /t͡so.ˈd͡zo͜ʊ/, mass entertainment, art for pleasure, often derogatory. Oëmatsa /o.e̤.mɑ.ˈtsɑ/, a word to describe art that…

ACTS OF SPEECH Paperback

The paperback of Acts of Speech is available for purchase. It has been listed automatically on Amazon and on the more ethical alternative Bookshop.org. To order from another source (I highly recommend your local independent bookstore), you will have to call the bookstore to express interest — it’s in the main book ordering database that booksellers use, but…

Acts of Speech Is Out

Acts of Speech is now out and in the wild in e-format. (The print is a bit delayed due to the pandemic, although I now have a UPS tracking number for proofs, which is a change!) The poetry book explores performative, public, and private religious speech and how they construct identity and difference. It blends praise…

Poem: The Dropbox Near Sunset

I walked an hour to the secure ballot dropbox and back, or thirty minutes each way. Here is a quick poem inspired by the walk. Enjoy, and be sure to vote if you are in the USA and able to do so! The Dropbox Near Sunset A procession — beginning home,my destination a box downtownwhere…

Update: ACTS OF SPEECH

The logistics of Acts of Speech are coming together. When I decided to self-publish a poetry book, it was partially an experiment because I don’t know how self-publishing works, and this is a good first try. By the time each i is dotted and each t is crossed, I will have a firm idea of…