March 30, 2011

Cool-looking authors No. 8

Karen Russell, author of novel "Swamplandia" and short-story collection "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves"
(Photo by Michael Lionstar)

March 21, 2011

March 20, 2011


Billy Collins even writes good Twitter-poetry. New York Times reports on the challenges of poetry in 140 characters or less.

March 18, 2011


He was steady,
she told me,
like a rock.

I was only a child
but I wanted
to say a man
is not a rock.

I myself would
have preferred
a man who was
like a river,
and quick,
a surprise.

— Alice Hoffman, "The Red Garden"

March 7, 2011


She thought of deer
and how they slipped
through the woods,


as if they were
ghosts themselves.

— Alice Hoffman, "The Red Garden"