Monthly Archives: January 2013

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Tender Spirits, an Interview with The Paris Review

Tender Spirits, an Interview with The Paris Review “I think you can read phoniness in a second in fiction. It’s actually tremendously easy to write mean fiction with selfish people making selfish choices about selfish things. It’s much harder to … Continue reading

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The Wellspring House

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Recently I was able to visit The Wellspring House, a retreat for poets and writers in the foothills of The Berkshires in Massachusetts.  There I was able to sit by a fire and chat with Preston Browning, the writer and … Continue reading

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Library Journal includes Safe as Houses on their list of “2012 Short Story Collections I Couldn’t Forget.”

Library Journal includes Safe as Houses on their list of “2012 Short Story Collections I Couldn’t Forget.” NEATO MOSQUITO!  I do hope the collection isn’t “unforgettable” just because of all the shameless murder scenes and erotic images.* *There is neither … Continue reading

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If you were here I’d be home right now

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My upbringing was strict but we had endless art supplies and my Mom allowed (encouraged!) me to paint murals on the walls.  In college, I painted murals to help support myself.  Murals say: ART BELONGS TO EVERYONE.  When a person … Continue reading

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Yet Another Year End List, by Sean Carman on The Huffington Post Books site

Yet Another Year End List, by Sean Carman on The Huffington Post Books site Sean Carman gives Safe as Houses love on The Huffington Post Books site! Along with my dear friend Elliott Holt’s twitter murder mystery short story! Exclamation points … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day at The Saint Mark’s Poetry Project

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New Year’s Day at The Saint Mark’s Poetry Project Patty Smith sings a beautiful poem for the children of Connecticut with Lenny Kaye, Steve Earle reads a poem about being a musician in the company of poets, Lee Renaldo plays a … Continue reading

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“Our Education” by Lincoln Michel

recommendedreading: Vol. 9, No. 1 EDITOR’S NOTE So many of childhood fantasies are, from the perspective of a worry-prone adult, nightmares: running away, becoming an orphan, living in a boxcar. Yet the realities of such disorder eventually trump our desire … Continue reading

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