February 28, 2011


She liked to disappear,
even when she was
in the same room
as other people.

— Alice Hoffman, "The Red Garden"

February 23, 2011


The Washington Post has a nice profile of the editor of Gargoyle, the magazine where my first poetry publication appeared. This is Richard Peabody

February 19, 2011

Cool-looking authors No. 5

A classic. Truman Capote, author of "In Cold Blood," "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "Answered Prayers"
(Photo by Carl Van Vechten)

February 18, 2011

Cool-looking authors No. 4

Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize for Literature recipient, novels include "Song of Solomon" and "Beloved"
(Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders)

February 17, 2011

Cool-looking authors No. 3

Tama Janowitz, author of "Slaves of New York" and "A Cannibal in Manhattan" and member of the '80s Literary Brat Pack (ah, those were the days).
(Photo by Stephen Sprouse)

February 16, 2011

Cool-looking authors No. 2

Will Allison, author of "What You Have Left" and editor of Story magazine
(Photo by Lizzie Himmel)

February 15, 2011

Cool-looking authors No. 1

Benjamin Percy, author of short story collection "Refresh, Refresh" and novel "The Wilding"
(Photo by Jennifer May)

February 14, 2011


Not only is this book 10,000 pages.
It's in one volume. 10,000 pages.
And it's a book of poetry.

February 11, 2011


She was also

the only one
in town who
could write

a poem.

— Alice Hoffman, "The Red Garden"

February 8, 2011


She had a five-inch stack
of quarters next to her
drink, which she used
to bribe the jukebox
into taking her hostage
over and over.

— Jay Cantor, "Krazy Kat"

February 1, 2011


They would never
appear in other
people's dreams,

and that was all
anyone dreamed
of anymore.

— Jay Cantor, "Krazy Kat"