Best book of 2017: “It’s Not Yet Dark” by Simon Fitzmaurice

What can I say about Simon Fitzmaurice’s remarkable memoir It’s Not Yet Dark except that it stunned me, saddened me, excited me, made me laugh and cry, took me to dark places and then shined lights in places I didn’t even know existed. It stayed with me, haunted me. I finished it months ago and yet… Read More Best book of 2017: “It’s Not Yet Dark” by Simon Fitzmaurice

The Disappointed Housewife, an edgy new literary journal

This is SO exciting. Kevin Brennan (and everyone knows I’m a huge fan of Brennan’s) recently launched a new literary magazine called The Disappointed Housewife. Is that the greatest name or what? The site publishes edgy poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, music, multi-media, photography and anything else that doesn’t fit inside normal conventions. As Brennan says in… Read More The Disappointed Housewife, an edgy new literary journal

New work up at Wild Violet, and a chicken with a sprained leg

I’ve been feeling a bit down. There is so much political bullshit screaming at me from all angles, so much lying and maneuvering and power grabbing, and then all of the #metoo revelations and then the backlash to the #metoo revelations, and then our elected officials acting so badly and so poorly, and whatever has… Read More New work up at Wild Violet, and a chicken with a sprained leg