Odds, ends, assorted jawns:
Adina Talve-Goodman, “I Must Have Been that Man.” Bellevue Literary Review, Winner of 2015 Short Story contest.
Baryshnikov – Dance piece that comprises an important plane in MHB’s brain.
Ilsa Brink Design – Graphic and web designer who specializes in designing web sites for authors. You’re on one of her sites right now…
Catapult Literary Magazine – Lit mag where MHB is Editor at Large
The Community Bookstore – Indie bookstore in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood, protected by a well-read cat named Tiny the Usurper
Dancing in the Dark – Choreographed and danced by Matt Luck and Emma Portner, music by Ben Howard and Yael Naim
Federico Fellini – Italian film director who was known to blend fantasy and baroque images
The Center for Fiction – Caring space for writers
Fishtown, Philadelphia – Setting for 2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas
Franklin Park Reading Series – Excellent reading series run by Penina Roth in Brooklyn, New York
Alfred Hitchcock – English film director who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres
The Invention of Morel – Borges described it as a “perfect novel.”
Greenlight Bookstore – Indie bookstore in Brooklyn’s Ft. Greene section
Madeleine L’Engle– Author of A Wrinkle in Time series and important literary hero, Meg Murry
(What is probably the) Most important children’s book of all time. Like the Velvet Underground, not everyone read this book, but whoever did started a band (became a writer).
Lapis Luna – Vintage jazz and classic swing band
8. O R You?
10. I hope it lasts.
Yoko Ogawa’s REVENGE– A perfect short story collection.
One Story – Brooklyn-based literary magazine that publishes one story, every three weeks
In Palau, an island country in the Western Pacific Ocean – Jellyfish have made their home in a lake that used to be connected to the sea by a tunnel.
Django Reinhardt – Pioneering virtuoso jazz guitarist and composer
Sean Casey Animal Rescue – Brooklyn-based non-profit, no-kill shelter dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and placing animals
Munster Literature Centre – Non-profit arts center in Cork, Ireland, dedicated to advancing literature. MHB is the current Frank O’Connor International Short Story fellow there
The Spiral Bookcase – Indie bookstore in Philly’s Manayunk section
Three Lives & Co. – Indie bookstore in the Village that looks like a movie
WORD bookstores (Brooklyn & Jersey City) – Indie bookstore and author champion in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint section