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jessica-anya-blau's picture
It started when we moved from Michigan to California. I was seven and found friends for the first time (my only pal before this was the 72 year old neighbor who let me play with her sock monkey while we sat on the porch and drank tea). And with friends came an awareness that our house was not...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Tama Janowitz has always been great at first lines (Remember her Slaves of New York opened with this: “After I became a prostitute, I had to deal with penises of every imaginable shape and size.”) Her new novel, they is us, will be out in September in the U.S. (It’s already published in the UK by...
jessica-anya-blau's picture
One question I am often asked by readers of my novel, THE SUMMER OF NAKED SWIM PARTIES, is, “Have your daughters read it?!” The question is always asked in a way that demands at least one exclamation point, as the novel is full of sex and has some mild drug use. The answer is one daughter has read...
marilyn-kallet's picture
Got a stunning phone call this morning, from an impish David Del Tredici, former Pulitzer prize winner for his symphony "Alice."   David had set one of my poems, earlier named "German Phone Sex," now called "Trout."  The poem is in "Circe, After Hours," and...