last things

There’s a new issue of the Denver Quarterly–I’ve got something inside of it. There’s also Kate Greenstreet, whose new book (The Last 4 Things) just came out. This video is amazing–The Giant–it comes on a DVD with the book.

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I went to Minnesota last week and passed out in the hospital. It’s the second time I’ve fainted; the first time was in a different wing of the same hospital. The first time, my mom was there for surgery. A nurse told me I could be with her as they gave her general anesthesia. They started connecting her to life-monitoring machines and I began to lose my hearing, then my eyesight, then–somebody was helping me up. The second time, I was looking at all the tubes going into and coming out of my grandma when I fainted. It seemed to happen slowly and I had time to get to a chair.

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Tonight I’m going to a party in what was once a church. I haven’t been to a party in a while; I can’t remember the last time I was in a church.