No Such Thing as Invisible Parrots: Einstein’s Beach House (Appel)

I just finished Jacob M. Appel’s short story collection Einstein’s Beach House so I thought I’d tell y’all about it, because I think it would make good beach / lakeside / train reading. 

No Such Thing as Invisible Parrots: Einstein’s Beach House (Appel)

I just finished Jacob M. Appel’s short story collection Einstein’s Beach House so I thought I’d tell y’all about it, because I think it would make good beach / lakeside / train reading. 

Diana Fletcher, an African Seminole (click to go to source)

The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins (pt.3): Winona

This is part 3 of a series of 3 blog posts about Pauline Hopkins’ Magazine Novels. Part 1 discusses Of One Blood, part 2 is about Hagar’s Daughter. Winona: A Tale of Negro Life in the South and Southwest is the shortest

Diana Fletcher, an African Seminole (click to go to source)

The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins (pt.3): Winona

This is part 3 of a series of 3 blog posts about Pauline Hopkins’ Magazine Novels. Part 1 discusses Of One Blood, part 2 is about Hagar’s Daughter. Winona: A Tale of Negro Life in the South and Southwest is the shortest

"The Wish" by Theodore  von Holst

The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins (pt.2): Hagar’s Daughter

Post 2 of 3 on Pauline Hopkins’ magazine novels. Part 1, about Of One Blood, is here. Hagar’s Daughter has two distinct parts, with the first part taking place shortly before the Civil War, and the second 20 years later. (You

"The Wish" by Theodore  von Holst

The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins (pt.2): Hagar’s Daughter

Post 2 of 3 on Pauline Hopkins’ magazine novels. Part 1, about Of One Blood, is here. Hagar’s Daughter has two distinct parts, with the first part taking place shortly before the Civil War, and the second 20 years later. (You

Pauline Hopkins

The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins (pt.1), Of One Blood, or: Fiction for Betterment

This is post 1 of 3 about The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins  (The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers, Oxford University Press).

Pauline Hopkins

The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins (pt.1), Of One Blood, or: Fiction for Betterment

This is post 1 of 3 about The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins  (The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers, Oxford University Press).

Body Litter and Carnival Knowledge: Susan Parr’s Pacific Shooter

Susan Parr’s Pacific Shooter is an elegant, slender volume with a pretty cool cover design. It was selected for the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Series by Susan Mitchell, and published by the lovely folks at Pleiades (2009).

Body Litter and Carnival Knowledge: Susan Parr’s Pacific Shooter

Susan Parr’s Pacific Shooter is an elegant, slender volume with a pretty cool cover design. It was selected for the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Series by Susan Mitchell, and published by the lovely folks at Pleiades (2009).

Hoops, Booze, and Commodity Cheese: Stories by Sherman Alexie

I got this book from the most recent Hattiesburg Book Exchange — clearly, someone had to read this for school and, once they were done with it, they donated it. Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed this book quite a bit. The

Hoops, Booze, and Commodity Cheese: Stories by Sherman Alexie

I got this book from the most recent Hattiesburg Book Exchange — clearly, someone had to read this for school and, once they were done with it, they donated it. Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed this book quite a bit. The

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Graphic Novel: Gilgamesh II, by Jim Starlin

We sure love our myths and legends. And there are quite a few that keep getting retold and reimagined. Well here’s one: Gilgamesh. The oldest story we have records of, an epic poem dated about 2100 BC, which has survived in cuneiform on

gilgamesh ii

Graphic Novel: Gilgamesh II, by Jim Starlin

We sure love our myths and legends. And there are quite a few that keep getting retold and reimagined. Well here’s one: Gilgamesh. The oldest story we have records of, an epic poem dated about 2100 BC, which has survived in cuneiform on

cat-nacho-mod

Hush Hush, by Steven Barthelme

I am not a little adult. I am ten. I am a child and I expect to be treated as a child […] I expect to be bought ice cream cones and talked to stupid and left lone. […] Many

cat-nacho-mod

Hush Hush, by Steven Barthelme

I am not a little adult. I am ten. I am a child and I expect to be treated as a child […] I expect to be bought ice cream cones and talked to stupid and left lone. […] Many

Serbian translation of "Dotter of her Father's Eyes"

Daddies, Daughters, Dancers: Dotter of her Father’s Eyes

Free comic book day (always the 1st Saturday in May) usually means that my preferred local comic book shop has a big sale, as well as giving out a lot of free comics. Earlier today, I dug deep in the long,

Serbian translation of "Dotter of her Father's Eyes"

Daddies, Daughters, Dancers: Dotter of her Father’s Eyes

Free comic book day (always the 1st Saturday in May) usually means that my preferred local comic book shop has a big sale, as well as giving out a lot of free comics. Earlier today, I dug deep in the long,

“Is this You?” & other Musings

May 2nd. Time for an update. Seriously time for an update. If we were having coffee (ideally an iced T-Bones cold brew with almond milk), I’d tell you about yesterday. The last day of classes. I was at work, working

“Is this You?” & other Musings

May 2nd. Time for an update. Seriously time for an update. If we were having coffee (ideally an iced T-Bones cold brew with almond milk), I’d tell you about yesterday. The last day of classes. I was at work, working

Two New Poems: “When to Raise Hat” and “The Gospel of Wolf”

The lovely folks over at Product picked up some of my work, — “When to Raise Hat” (a handy guide on when to raise your hat) and “The Gospel of Wolf” (more about wolves than hats). You can read the

Two New Poems: “When to Raise Hat” and “The Gospel of Wolf”

The lovely folks over at Product picked up some of my work, — “When to Raise Hat” (a handy guide on when to raise your hat) and “The Gospel of Wolf” (more about wolves than hats). You can read the

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Life = Mixed Pickles & Liquorice Allsorts

Happy Poetry Month, again, fair reader. It’s been a busy month, and a real mixed bag —

cousins

Life = Mixed Pickles & Liquorice Allsorts

Happy Poetry Month, again, fair reader. It’s been a busy month, and a real mixed bag —