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zed free zone

I know it’s early in my fledgling (but no doubt soon to be meteoric) literary career, but I want to get it out there.  Cross my heart and hope to die, stick a needle (ugh) in my eye, I WILL NEVER WRITE A ZOMBIE NOVEL.  268 more words

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Q&A | Sarah Cox on Gifting Houses to Writers in Detroit

One of the upsides of a city going broke is that it leaves plenty of scope for communities with similarly empty pockets – like artists – to try things on the cheap. 662 more words


Sharp Teeth

Author: Toby Barlow

Type: Fiction, novel, poetry

Published: 2007

I read it: April 2008

It’s a novel about packs of werewolves in California, written entirely in free verse. 72 more words


Toby Barlow's "Sharp Teeth"

As you might have gathered from previous blog posts, I really loved the free-verse narrative of Toby Barlow’s award winning “Sharp Teeth.”  (Thank you, Super Smart Art Girl, for lending it to me.) 256 more words

Review: Babayaga by Toby Barlow

Title: Babayaga

Author: Toby Barlow

Publication Date: August 2013

Genre: Fantasy, Fairytale Retellings


For those who don’t know, Babayaga is a witch in Russian fokelore. She’s typically presented as your Hansel and Gretel like witch, punishing bad little children and eating them up. 521 more words


"Life was such a circle that no man could stand upon it for very long." (Except maybe Tim Gatto.)

I might just post a picture of Randall Flagg every time a friend tells me that they are either reading or rereading Stephen King’s “The Stand.”  (This one’s for you, Tim Gatto.) 357 more words

"Words, those simple clumsy clay blocks ..."

Perhaps being free of language is a blessing for dogs.

“Why do you say that, why do you always have to hurt me?”

Since dogs are continually surprised when… 52 more words