Over the last year or so I am finding I have more and more unread or half finished books on […]
D and I escaped from the election and Trump fallout and enjoyed the Hoagland Center for the Arts’ presentation of […]
After a long semester of teaching I found some time to indulge in studying the novella Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo. […]
Episode 562 This American Life–The Problem We All Live With I’ve lived and taught in the Midwest for ten years now and […]
available now on kindle, smashwords The House of Order–stories, the first collection of composite stories by John Paul Jaramillo, presents a stark vision […]
The power of the Internet brought me this mp3 of Amy Hempel reading “The Harvest” and suddenly I know what […]
This film is from 2009 and from director Bobcat Goldthwait. I missed it because of a limited release. I most […]
Fascinating documentary about Sam Shepard’s forty year letter writing correspondence with friend Johnny Dark. Shepard stands as one my favorite […]
Just heard of this film adaptation from Lois Lowry’s novel. Looks well done.
Lately for many reasons I feel I’ve been living inside of a Philip K. Dick novel, so I’ve been rereading a […]
Happy to hear my story “Arkansas Flood 1964” will soon have a home in Pilgrimage Magazine.
Big Sur may be my least favorite Jack Kerouac novel. While On the Road and The Subterraneans captured youth and restlessness, […]
The other day a student came in to the office while I was reading a graphic novel and asked me […]
I was interested to find this update on the Neruda exumation. Seems that he was not poisoned but family not […]
I’ve long read and admired Junot Diaz‘ style of prose. I’m almost embarrassed to say how much I’ve modeled my […]