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kevin-arnold's picture
Jan.09.2014
Eloise Klein Healy resigned last year after just nine months as Poet Laureate. She had developed encephalitis, a disease which forced her into the intensive care unit and stripped her for a while of coherent language. The poet and teacher is learning to put words and thoughts together again, says...
william-thompson-ong's picture
Jan.31.2013
Just saw MIDNIGHT IN PARIS for the third time and couldn’t help marveling at the ingenuity of Woody Allen in keeping things simple while bringing us face-to-face with that whole magilla of authors and artist expatriates from the 1920s. It’s midnight in the Paris of today. An aspiring author played...
lorraine-duffy-merkl's picture
May.28.2012
Read this. http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/4933/the-art-of-fiction-no-13-dorothy-parker Seriously. Especially the part where she says she "never made it." Even the best of us feels unaccomplished; but saying it doesn't make it so. So much of it seems as though it were written today....
lauren-john's picture
Aug.20.2011
If you want to come to my next book group in which we discuss both the  2011 novel The Paris Wife by Paula McClain and Ernest Hemingway's memoir A Moveable Feast, be prepared to know the difference between Gloria Steinem and Gertrude Stein. I mention this because book group leader...
jewelle-gomez's picture
Jul.11.2011
Which, of course, includes thorns.  But what good icon doesn’t have thorns? The current exhibition at San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum “Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories” is a stunning evocation of the lesbian writer, art collector (a companion exhibition of her family’s collection is...
reid-gomez's picture
Jul.04.2011
It took us three visits to get to the end of The Steins Collect exhibit at the MOMA.  It is true:  the fact that the MOMA got all these paintings from varied collections to show at this one time and location is a monumental accomplishment--a coup of great social and political import.  Seeing this...
reid-gomez's picture
Jun.23.2011
10.  Max Wolf Valerio I first heard Max read at the National Queer Arts Festival 2009.  I was invited to their reading, Exile: Vision Quest at the Edge of Identity,  by Aja Couchois Duncan (Ojibwe poet who did not make this list, but who writes a beautiful blog, that deserves mention.  http://www....
cara-lorello's picture
May.04.2011
She was seven years his senior when they met through a friend in 1920s Chicago, but even at 21, a young Ernest Hemingway was instantly drawn to Ms. Hadley Richardson of St. Louis. So much so, he became obsessed and asked for her hand, claiming years later he'd known all along "she was the girl...
robert-sward's picture
Jul.26.2009
They’re back! The question now is how to get some distance between us and the pigeons. Seems we have a family, a multi-colored male, a drabber female and what appears to be an adolescent. I recognize that look in the mid-size pigeon’s eyes, a pre-intelligence, a willingness to follow orders, yes,...
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Nov.24.2008
” . . . or you write a book and while you write it you are ashamed for every one must think you a silly or a crazy one and yet you write it and you are ashamed, you know you will be laughed at or pitied by every one and you have a queer feeling and you are not very certain and you go on writing....