Poets & Writers, May/June 2013 These days I’m more interested in learning/ discovering how to wedge a place for myself in the publishing game, but there was once a time when writerly chops were hardly developed. And P&W is as good a source as any for fostering that. The mag is slowly […]Read More To Write, To Write, To Write
The Atlantic, May 2013 If you’re a political and cultural junkie like me, then you surely know that the media delivers its insights on those phenomena in a multi-repetitive way. This issue of The Atlantic is an example of that, but you can’t really blame them; some harried people want their news […]Read More Selling the Obvious
Harper’s Magazine, May 2013 Harper’s Magazine is peopled by idealists. Whether that’s a good thing, of course, is an argument I won’t have here. Jeff Madrick’s “The Age of Cruelty,” in true progressive fashion, portrays the Reagan Era (1974 to 2008), as the title suggests, a time when parsimony has governed over our […]Read More To The Bone
Finally – another dream made real! The link below will take you to the first GridleyReview, a re-do of last week’s post on W.J. Cash’s THE MIND OF THE SOUTH. Check it out at the link below, which will take you to my website. Let me know what you think. GridleyReview […]Read More A First Podcast!
I’ve been spreading the news around, but in case I missed you, or you missed the news, I’ve recorded an audio book of my latest, Sam’s Place: Stories. You can buy them one at a time or as a complete book HERE (I’m betting you’ll be hooked after the first file), and they should play […]Read More Audio From Sam’s Place and Other News
Iron Horse Literary Review, Volume 15.1, Open Issue 2013 Okay, I’m prepared to repent. I’ve dissed IHLR more than once in this blog, and while earlier issues seemed worthy of such scorn, this issue and the one prior are worth admiration and praise. Such praise follows: This issue contains the work of four poets […]Read More A Literary Repent
There’s nothing quite as fascinating – or as hopeful – as the re-creation of an old movie or, in this case a TV series. But you never experience a good reboot, it seems, or if you do, it’s a man bites dog affair. The missus and I went to see the ’09 version of […]Read More Star Trek Into Darkness – the Movie