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Look out the Window

Hello World. It’s another month.

The photo above is a wall mural by artist, Tabaimo. (You can go to SJMOA to check out her collection. 624 more words


Kay Boyle

Here is a link to my review of Kay Boyle: A Twentieth-Century Life in Letters edited by Sandra Spanier: “Here to Write”

It appears in the March edition of Open Letters Monthly.

Book Review

Once Upon a Time

Clint Bolton’s letter to Ann Fisher, August, 1979.

(Clint Bolton’s author’s note: This may or may not be fiction. There are those who live in the City Beside the Big River who will say of this or that character .

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33) I AM...

I am the disease that penetrates the cell.
I am the creature that screams its hell.

I am the anger that floods the darkness.
I am the flame that flirts with the abyss. 114 more words

My X-perience

Are we Millennials the new Vile Bodies?

The Bright Young Things; an amalgmation of lubriscious young people in the high society of post-First World War London. A part of the Lost Generation these sparkling, scandalous youths characterised the wealth and simultaneous desperation of what was essentially the leftovers of a society decimated by bloody battles. 1,071 more words

Image-Making in Correspondence: Hemingway and Kerouac

There’s something so intimate about reading other people’s letters. I remember in high school one of my friends found someone’s folded up note, and I read it over and over again because I was so fascinated by their voice and the bluntness of what they’d written. 537 more words

Beat Generation

The great swindle by Pierre Lemaitre

The great swindle by Pierre Lemaitre

French fiction

Original title – Au revoir là-haut

Translator – Frank wynne

I am carrying on my journey through books from last year that may make the MBIP2016 and next up is The Prix Goncourt historic novel from Pierre Lemaitre. 690 more words

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