Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I had the great privilege to write an essay and music playlist for Largehearted Boy, a music blog featuring daily free and legal music downloads as well as news from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture.
In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that is in some way relevant to their recently published books. Read my essay here.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I'm thrilled to receive my copy of this wonderful book by poets Arlene Ang and Valerie Fox. I've written a review which I will post a link to as soon as it is available.
Bundles of Letters Including A, V and Epsilon
poems by Arlene Ang and Valerie Fox
available from Texture Press
Cover art: Kindred Spirits by Pamela Hill
Valerie Fox and Arlene Ang are latter-day surrealists, playing wantonly with words, charming us out of and into the everyday. There's no predicting where they will take off (Lake Como, the Joyce Kilmer Rest Stop on the New Jersey Turnpike) or where they will land (a wishbone, a rainbow hanging from a noose). Their poems buzz like inspired flies. Emily Dickinson would take delight in them.
Excerpts (with mp3) at Adroitly Placed Word.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Poet and friend, Bebe Cook, recently traveled to Portland. While there, Bebe (see photo 2) and Sharon Hurlbut(another poet friend who writes under the pen name Ann Walters. Photo 3) went to Powells Bookstore, where they saw Tomato Girl. Bebe sent me these photos. How neat!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Tomato Girl is now available on CD and Casette through Recorded Books' Southern Voices Imprint.
Zinta Aistars wrote a wonderful review of Tomato Girl in the current issue of The Smoking Poet. Read Zinta's review here.
A review is also up at Bibliolatry, which is a blog I only recently discovered, but is quickly becoming a favorite.
Fleegan compares Tomato Girl to the classic To Kill a Mockingbird, but with a dysfucntional twist. I'd say that's about right. Read her review here.
Book blogger, Caribou's Mom, read Tomato Girl as part of a 24 hour Read-a-thon. She posted a lovely and thoughtful review of the book today at her blog.
Friday, October 10, 2008
I attended a reading and discussion group last night at the Appomattox Regional Library in Hopewell, Virginia. What a lovely library and even lovelier group of people. Everyone was lively and engaged. They asked great questions and showed so much enthusiasm for Tomato Girl. The folks at Appomattox Regional only confirmed what I've always believed: book lovers are some of the nicest and most interesting people around.
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- Largehearted Boy
- Defining Moment
- Bundles of Letters Including A, V and Epsilon
- Interview at Lit*Chick
- Powells Bookstore in Portland
- Recorded Books and More Reviews
- Two New Reviews--
- Tomato Girl Video
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- Appomattox Regional Library
- John McCain: Get to Know Him
- Review at Weave Magazine
- Interview at Eclectica
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