i received my contributor's copy of pear noir #2 a few days ago. i wanted to read through it a few times before i wrote anything about it. i liked it. i was full of people who - i suppose - i can describe as 'blog-friends' who i may or may never meet in person. i feel lucky to have had my work appear along side these people. here is some video from the release party for the issue - courtesy of ryan manning - who reads along with fellow contributors noah cicero and jason jordan. check it out HERE.