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Birthplaces of great American authors

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The birthplaces of the top 100 American authors according to a list by goodreads.com.

Authors who appeared on the list more than once appear on the map only once. 20 more words


spring swan, poem by Charles Bukowski

spring swan
by Charles Bukowski

swans die in the Spring too
and there it floated
dead on a Sunday
circling in current
and I walked to the rotunda… 68 more words


I won something?

I did! I won something!


A big THANK YOU to the folks at yeahwrite. It was THEIR birthday (the big THREE) and to celebrate they gave away presents! 147 more words


Writers in Movies: The Invisible Woman

Another in an occasional series.

Like Young CassidyThe Invisible Woman is a biopic about a famous writer. Unlike Young Cassidy, it is really really good. 292 more words


Playing In My Own Sandbox (part 3)

The word circulated last week that Random Penguin had axed four different western series. This wasn’t unexpected–I pretty much assumed this in December and realized what the merger of Random House and Penguin meant last year when it was announced. 397 more words


Who I Read

It’s so interesting to me when I find others reading. I always have to interrupt and ask them what they’re reading, and I know it’s poor form and I’m sure some people get upset, but I can’t seem to help myself. 490 more words


The Attested-

                Would you fall in love? Or push him away? Knowing that your job is to protect the future god of mankind and die when he didn’t need you anymore was bad enough. 258 more words