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New Essay in the Kenyon Review


Read my latest essay, "Live Toy, Dead Toy," in new issue of the Kenyon Review.

Mylene's Latest Blogs

Feb.20.2014 - 7:05 am
"I gasped the first time we came over the great swell of rock that buttresses the Canyonlands. It’s like falling, but standing still. The land opens, evaporates from under you....
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Aug.12.2013 - 10:18 am
Yesterday, near Round Mountain in Utah, I found a jagged stone struck by many tiny blows, leaving behind the trace of the human being who had met and shaped it. It wasn't a...
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Jul.15.2013 - 6:10 pm
Feel like escaping for a moment, and stepping outdoors, to number the birds? I'm delighted to share that my first piece of nature writing--a new genre for me--has just been...
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Jun.19.2013 - 9:24 am
So this week my first novel, The Medusa Tree, was re-released as an e-book by a wonderful paperless publisher, Untreed Reads: When my agent sold the book to this company a few...
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Comments from Mylene

Apr.29.2012 - 10:03 am
In response to: Letter to an Emerging Writer: How to Stay Motivated
Glad to hear it!  Now go write! ;-)
Apr.25.2012 - 11:46 am
In response to: Six-Word Memoirs
Eva, how did this exercise work out with your writing group?  I would love to hear about it!  And I will pass...
Mar.18.2012 - 5:55 am
In response to: Six-Word Memoirs
. . . Dolores, for checking it out!
Mar.16.2012 - 6:51 pm
In response to: Ask That
I'll have to borrow your professor's technique in one of my classes next week . . . ;-) Thanks for stopping by!
Mar.09.2012 - 6:18 pm
In response to: Climbing
. . . lovely to meet you in this way.  Yes, hang in there, tooth and nail!  And begin building your platform...

Published Reviews

The Deadwood Beetle--Kindle Edition
Published by The New York Times
Mylène Dressler's second novel is permeated by guilt and memory. Tristan Martens, an aging Dutch professor of entomology at a New York university, is wandering through an...