These poems are for the in-betweeners. The Tiresias’. The sometimes, but. The now, and the then, but not until right now. Somehow, and in the most beautiful verse, Kate Tempest in Hold Your Own weaves the story of all her separate lives into the myth of Tiresias, the blind prophet that lived both as a… More Take it on, Hold Your Own.
I have to confess that I don’t subscribe to any literary magazines. I’m a hypocritical book mongrel. I rally for the short story form, even flash fiction if it’s done right, but then I don’t actually support the magazines that provide and establish authors that try to keep that form alive. My only way of… More Story Anthologies That Don’t Suck | O. Henry Prize Stories 2014
It’s NATIONAL POETRY MONTH. This is cause for celebration. In my exuberance about National Poetry Month let me just explain to you why this is a cause for a giant party, that probably involves a lot of whiskey if we’re going to invite those fiction writers that DON’T stick their heads in ovens, coat themselves in… More Poems: The Coming Together of Words Without All The Useless Bullshit
Favorite Tweets: Favorite Search Terms: tooth fairy coloring book: I can only imagine a child finding this under their pillow and being upset it isn’t a quarter. I still think you’re a good parent. hobbit coloring sheets: We’ve got some crayons on the blog recently. This was too exciting not to post. How would… More Newsday Tuesday
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What’s not to love right? The two things that are, and one day will be, most important to me feature heavily in this book of short stories by Nina de Gramont. I picked this book up, 1. because I wanted to attend Wilmington for my MFA and 2. because with a title like that I… More Of Cats and Men