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Litblog Roundup

Litblog Roundup

Do grade-school kids still have to write or speak about what they did during summer vacation? I’m not a kid, so I don’t get to take the summer off, but I did anyway. At least, I took a break from some things, and the roundup was one of them. I’m back now.

FNL & Texas Forever

FNL & Texas Forever

“Texas forever.”_Tim Riggins, #33 Well, deep inside we all knew Tim Riggins would end up in prison, am I right? But no worries! We'll get there. First, we have some other ground to cover. This is the second half of my Friday Night Lights discussion. The first is here,...

Quick thoughts on Matt Cook’s quick book

Quick thoughts on Matt Cook’s quick book

A few years ago, I spent some time in Milwaukee, doing readings with friends there from books we'd put out. The city struck me as particular—certainly cold and full of snow, like its neighbor Chicago, but more intimate, the bars (where I put away some hours) supplied...

“Haloed by this next sorrow, sorry.”

“Haloed by this next sorrow, sorry.”

Popping in under monsoon season to give a shout to the new online literary magazine Dream Pop Journal, co-edited by Isobel O’Hare and Carleen Tibbetts. Dream Pop is inspired by the Cocteau Twins and describes itself as "interested in lyric memoirists, cross-genre...

The Aleatory Abyss

The Aleatory Abyss

An essay about chance operations, spoofing, the election, people who live in malls, Mark’s walk, and trying to teach English composition at a rural community college.

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Good hair, crooked gait

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