411 people requested one of five copies of Virility Rituals of North American Teenage Boys for a Goodreads Giveaway. Because so many people requested it, Final State Press is offering the Kindle version of the book for sale today at 99 cents. Click here and download it today for less than a buck.
Physical books seem to be more and more an abstraction. Lisa, during a fit of insomnia, once organized the books in the house by color. Over the years this scheme has kind of been shuffled a bit, but the bookcase still contains more or less the blocks of black, green, white, and red. In this [...]
I have some reading planned this upcoming spring. I’ll post more when I know them. Associated Writing Conference, Boston MA (March 6-March 10th 2013) Thursday, March 7, 2013, 10:30 a.m. Room 203, Level 2 R141. Marketing vs. Writing with a Nod to the New Media. (Priscilla Long, Waverly Fitzgerald, Cynthia Hartwig, Matt Briggs) Must we [...]
Abrams remixes the adage “history is written by the victors” to “history is spun by the quickest press release.” Where “Catch-22″ was the novel of the language of World War II, “Fobbit” is the novel of the language of the war on terror. Read more: The full review in Sunday’s Billing Gazette
I ran into Michael Dylan Welch after his reading at Jack Straw’s 50th anniversary reading this summer and took this picture. I asked him what he was working on. He said: I’m currently working on two books. One is an anthology of poems written during National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo) on the very active Facebook [...]
This is a picture of the novelist and poet Jack Remick who I ran into while doing a reading at Jack Straw Productions this last summer. Jack is currently working on the last two volumes of The California Quartet. In November he will release Gabriela and The Widow. Jack said he is trying some writing projects he’s [...]
Before malls, downtown was the shopping center. A return to the city, meant a return to roots of shopping: using mannequins. — Charles Mudede (8/3/2012) Slog. I think Charles reading of the mannequins significance in a Walter Benjamin/Roland Barthes way is interesting; they do mean something but what? I also agree they clearly represent, in [...]