After a long semester of teaching I found some time to indulge in studying the novella Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo. […]
available now on kindle, smashwords The House of Order–stories, the first collection of composite stories by John Paul Jaramillo, presents a stark vision […]
In the article “10 Famous Writers Who Hated Writing” from The Huffington Post, Bill Cotter discusses his “dark feelings” regarding what he labels as “the […]
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 […]
I have had so many conversations with students about how great old school mechanical typewriters are for the feel and […]
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 […]
Great documentary now available for streaming on Netflix. I’d been waiting to watch this one for a while. I was […]
Happy to hear my story “Arkansas Flood 1964” will soon have a home in Pilgrimage Magazine.
A few years back I made a joke to D about teaching and writing. I told her I was deciding to […]
Reading this defeatist article on Slate.com on grading the college essay. Rings true in many ways but why would I […]
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 […]