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It feels like an accomplishment that I just had a book review published in a professional journal (ARLIS NA Reviews of the Art Libraries Society). I wrote about the Lawrence Weiner retrospective book of essays titled As Far As the Eye Can See, which gave me a chance to think about contemporary art in a more critical way than I usually do. I definitely learned a lot from the book and the experience.

I really enjoy writing book reviews, particularly about art-related subjects. I feel really fortunate to find an outlet like Moonshine, which welcomes my reviews every couple of months. I don’t get paid, but I definitely reap the intellectual rewards. It keeps me reading and pursuing new subject matter, and forces me to think critically. And hopefully it is helping to polish my resume, regardless of the direction I take in the future.

The die is cast as I await my dream job…I have done everything possible on my end to make this dream a reality, and now all I can do is wait. And bite my nails and twiddle my thumbs and wish on shooting stars. It’s a state job, so I may be doing these things for awhile…

In the meantime there are always book reviews to write…my most recent Moonshine review of the 2007 Robert Hass anthology can be found here.

August 2020