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mara-buck's picture
  To be forever beautiful, aging with a patina of centuries – not Dorian but a landscape of green meadows with a small stream where deer would drink and the woodsman’s ax would never fall. Perhaps the lighting would change subtly and one or two would notice and say Is that picture more foggy...
kristen-caven's picture
"We searched high and low," the legend will go, "for someone who had lived a fairytale life."  Sometimes turning a creative problem on its head is the only thing that will get it unstuck. To finally get the story of my musical to flow, I let my muses convince me, a year ago, to fictionalize...
david-r-memmott's picture
The second issue of Phantom Drift: A Journal of New Fabulism, "Valuable Estrangements," is on its way. You can subscribe at http://www.wordcraftoforegon.com/pd.html for $15 postage paid. This is a fantastic issue of fabulist work. Sixteen fiction pieces were selected from 550 submissions and our...
cilla-mccain's picture
For a long time now, I've been writing about injustices military families face. I have two books forthcoming surrounding this issue, and with their publication, I know that I will have said all I can on the topic. Oh, I'll always be involved as an advocate, and I will passionately nurture...
ilie-ruby's picture
Those of you who have been following me know that I have been traveling with my 10-year old daughter, newly home from Africa, on this book tour for "The Language of Trees." I came across this reading from Maya Angelou tonight and my daughter and I sat together and listened to this great poet...
thaisa-frank's picture
surrealism? magic realism? fairy tales? fantasy? find out at:http://thediviningwand.com/2010/05/guest-thaisa-frank-do-i-choose-my-material-or-does-it-choose-me/
kathleen-de-azevedo's picture
I remember arguing with my Brazilian mother that Latin Americans could not write literature, otherwise we would have read Latin American writers in school. She pointed out the genius of Camoes and Fernando Pessoa, but I was still not convinced that these archaic writers represented the genious of...
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  My street just went on vacation. Thought Cabo San Lucas might be great--grab a few shots of tequila, witness a wet t-shirt contest, maybe find a little calle and go curb to gutter. Hell, the street hadn't had a break since the 1920s, before the Great Depression. Here it was, witness to...
thaisa-frank's picture
In relation to the blog below, see the review of MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE in the NYTimes this Sunday.  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/25/books/review/Schillinger-t.html?_r=1&ref=review  Another writer who blurred the lines between sleeping and waking, nightmare and reality. Deep down, this kind...
thaisa-frank's picture
  How is surrealism different from magic realism? Fantasy? Speculative Fiction? How does the prose poem fit in?   Except for prose poems, all other fiction, from romance novels and science fiction to highly literary fiction, must audition and cast characters from the land in which they live. ...