Story Anthologies That Don’t Suck | O. Henry Prize Stories 2014

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

Newsday Tuesday

I’m exhausted today, please excuse spelling errors. Favorite Tweets: Favorite Search Terms: we cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over our heads but we can refuse…to let them build nests…in our hair: This search term actually made me google this exact thing and the image to your right is what I found. AWESOME.… More Newsday Tuesday

Newsday Tuesday

This month I will be featuring a lot more poetry news since it’s National Poetry Month. Favorite Tweets: Favorite Search Terms: sylvia plath – spinster:  She never made it to spinsterhood.  Unfortunately she used the oven as a cubby hole and had children. roald dahl font: He has his own font?  I’m totally intrigued. blue… More Newsday Tuesday

“You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’s because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.” — Pat Conroy

I know that I’m officially a slacker for not getting through the entire twenty reviews of the last twenty books, but like a long road-trip, sometimes you must stop in the middle and enjoy the people who are loitering at the gas station/rest stop where you are pumping regular.  So, here I am in the… More “You get a little moody sometimes but I think that’s because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.” — Pat Conroy

“We read to know that we are not alone.” — C.S. Lewis

It’s that faithful time again.  I’ve finally completed the next twenty books of two-thousand-and-eleven and I’ve capsized the boat of my bookshelf and emptied them onto my floor to take a stronger look and give you the most intimate details of my relationship with that book.  It’s been a long time comin'; between family gatherings,… More “We read to know that we are not alone.” — C.S. Lewis