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No stranger to success

The 15-Minute Pulitzer

Robert Penn Warren didn’t just win one Pulitzer.  Before shuffling off this mortal coil he won three!  Two for poetry (in 1958 and 1979) and one for fiction in 1947 for his novel… 567 more words


Sushi Crosses a Threshold

Lunch at the American Cafe in Guthrie, Kentucky.

Red, white and blue paint on the outside of the building.

Grease caked on the fryers, and a dirty bathroom. 208 more words

Life Stories

Ten Most Influential Books in My Life

You gotta be kidding me? A limit of ten? But that’s the challenge going around Facebook these days. You are supposed to create the list without overthinking it or trying to impress anybody. 104 more words


James Dickey and Me


Like hundreds of other po-dunk wannabe poets, I took James Dickey’s verse seminar course when he was poet-in-residence at the University of South Carolina. That semester — the Fall of ’76 – ended up being a significant one for Dickey, who in the course of its 15 weeks became a widower and a bridegroom. 1,588 more words


Book Review: Broken Harbor by Tana French is the BEST BOOK.

There are very few authors I love more than Tana French. I know this is not her most recent book–The Secret Place came out more recently but it takes me roughly a year to recover from reading one of her books and I am behind. 408 more words

Hello, Worlds (Yours, Mine, and Ours).

So. This is the second version of my inaugural blog post.
I had all these lovely and witty things to say about blogging, and how I discovered an old blog that was “technically” my first but that I never posted on. 705 more words