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bob-mustin's picture
Jan.11.2014
Eastern Europe!, by Tomek Jankowski     It’s been my experience that books filled with history - and I think this applies doubly to the density of European history - can boggle and bore. Not so with Jankowski’s book. It’s indeed filled with close to two millennia of history, both western...
jeanne-powell's picture
Nov.27.2013
[an opinion in favor of books you can hold in your hands] by Jeanne Powell The future of publishing?  I cannot ignore this subject as much as I would like.  Whatever the future of publishing, it will have a direct impact on my work as a poet, fiction writer, essayist and budding...
mark-gillispie's picture
Mar.09.2013
I tried to fill the time as best I could but grew inpatient as I sat on my hospital bed awaiting my final instructions and my departure from the Clinic. Finally, just after 3 p.m., they freed me. The nurses allowed me to walk on my own, sans wheelchair, to the hospital lobby to wait for a friend of...
barry-eva's picture
Dec.08.2012
Every so often I come across a book on my show that I think people should read, not just for enjoyment but in many ways for education as well. While I have only been in America for twelve years thanks to a lot of knowledge picked up doing “A Book and a Chat” one could say I know more about the...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Aug.13.2012
       The acrylic Coke bottles brazenly alternating with inverted Havana Club bottles couldn’t help but snag the attention of passersby.  It was just one of the paintings, drawings, handicrafts, and other works of art being hawked by their creators at the weekly...
louise-young's picture
Jun.10.2012
  When my late-evening flight from the US landed at La Aurora Airport in Guatemala City, taxis and shuttle buses congregated outside of the airport's exit, jockeying for position, all vying for the privilege to take me not into the city but away from it, an hour or so east to the former...
bob-mustin's picture
Mar.11.2012
This is an intriquing post - something literature is taking on to help us over the hump of monolithic culture.imge via libcom.orgRecently I watched a TED talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie called “The danger of a single story.” It was about what happens when a group of people comes to be known...
mike-russell's picture
Jan.22.2010
Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl" showed me that a writer can create a complete, vivid world in a very few deceptively simple words.  Before I read her brilliant short story, I thought great literature had to last for days and be inpenetrable.  But in only three pages, "Girl"...
rosy-cole's picture
Mar.16.2009
A passage from my Marion Grace novel, The Godmother, as yet unedited and unrevised. The world is on the cusp of the new millennium.   WHO WASTES TIME MURDERS SUCCESS. This was the warning stamped upon the moonfaced clock in Mr Adrian Goodman’s office. Its second hand jerked, puppet-fashion,...