I hold in my hands a most beautiful book. Yes, the cover art is spectacular, the design and typography is “right-on,” but it’s the words, those magnificent words woven into the stories, poems and essays make this issue (spring 2011, Vol. II No. 1) of The Hummingbird Review the most exciting issue to date. The anthology lives up to our mission statement and an early promise to be worthy of your time. Here’s an excerpt from my publisher’s statement: (this issue) shines a laser-lamp on one of the most electrifying, dramatic and fruitful ages in American literature, proclaimed the “Beat Generation” by other than the exceptional writers who lived it. Read the reflections of a few octogenarians who participated. We bring you a glimpse of the energy field that they generated.
Overhear Jack Kerouac talking with David Amram. Follow Gary Snyder as he walks through six decades of poetry at his Kitkitdizze home. Another clan member, poet Gary Lawless, chips in with lyrics reminiscent of a tale from the Korean or Vietnam Wars. Can you say Novels ‘R’ Us? Academy Award writer Michael Blake graciously sends us an exclusive chapter from his new novella, Into The Stars. Set during World War I, Michael finds a way to tell a love story of a man for a horse. Newcomer William Thompson Ong shares a chapter from The Lake, his soon to published historical drama set against the backdrop of a great American tragedy, the Johnstown Flood Continuing with our multicultural offerings in every issue, we feature Native-American Joy Harjo, Mexican-American Isaac Lomeli, and Chinese-American Mai Lon Gittelsohn.
Causes Charles Redner Supports
All Down syndrome associations, Buddy Walks in LA, Tucson and Orange Country CA