Melting Point fuses prose and poetry, realism and literary inventiveness, in dealing with the absurdity of humanity. It’s fourteen stylistically diverse stories, flirt with irony, paradox and enigma. The most striking thing about Magarian’s collection is its range of interests, the multiplicity of the worlds evoked, and the extreme contrasts among its characters: a feted, […]
Narrated by Edward E French, what begins as a subtle revealing, in just a short time becomes a haunting intrigue. LINDA LAPPIN IS THE WINNER 2014 DAPHNE DU MAURIER AWARD for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense Writing, as well as other awards. Order your copy here https://pleasureboatstudio.com/signatures-in-stone/
From Jack Estes, “I’m very sad to say that Russell Connor passed away last night, March 24th, 2019. He was a wonderful soul and a talented and imaginative artist. PBS published two books by Russell: Toys in my Attic and Masters in Pieces II. His great generosity and humor will long be remembered by those […]
My first day in Richard Hugo’s workshop, forty-some years ago, Hugo asked a second-year student to read his poem. “Robbie Loftus has beaten me up again in the boys can,” it began. Wow, I thought, you can do that? I loved the voice. I loved that it named names, that I heard it talking to […]
https://www.newcriterion.com/issues/2019/2/irving-sandlers-goodbye Karen Wilkin gives a perceptive, intelligent review of Goodbye to Tenth Street, assessing which characters could be an amalgamation of past infamous people in the art scene of the time, as well as noting details within the story’s relation to art theory and history through Sandler’s lively book, which she notes is mostly a […]
Here is an unusually affecting book of poetry that takes into you the earthy life of a farm, with its many exotic pets, like yaks… it opens different territories for the inner life as she delves into beautiful, moving, drifting and chilling spaces. The cover pic of her book is of “Lady my very special […]
Author James Anderson published with PBS ~ Jack Estes. Crown picked him up, but I wanted to give a shout out, along with this brilliant trailer for his latest release Lullaby Road.