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Weaving a Way Home: Book Review

Leslie Van Gelder’s Weaving a Way Home.  A Personal Journey Exploring Place and Story (University of Michigan Press) is a complex and evocative dissertation on concepts and intersections of a sense of place, storyingtelling, and anthromophorization in an anthropocentric world.  Her writing is fluid, blending personal stories with extensive quotes […]

The New Bard Press

Here’s a forum for writers and readers alike. The New Bard Press offers a place for writers to post their poems, stories, and essays, and for readers to read those works of art and offer comments. It’s a low-key version of Zoetrope, but without the review requirements. Malcolm Sterling, the […]

For your listening pleasure

Here are some of my favorite podcasts–they are all free and available through iTunes. The Classic Tales: B.J. Harrison has a wonderful reading voice, and so far I’ve enjoyed listening to his renditions of Conrad’s The Heart of Darkness and H.P. Lovecraft’s The Lurking Fear. Subscribe through iTunes to get […]

More on POD

Remember my rank about self-published authors needing book reviewers in order to gain legitimacy? Well, one such reviewer just contacted me! Floyd M. Orr , a self-published author himself, offers to read and review iUniverse publications at his website, POD Book Reviews & More. He doesn’t mince words when it […]

One Story

I’ve been smitten with a wonderful source of short fiction: One Story. A non-profit literary magazine, One Story publishes one story at a time in a print format small enough to fit into a small bag or purse. The stories are between 3,000 and 8,000 words long, and so most […]

The Center Cannot Hold

I’ve just finished reading Elyn R. Saks’ memoir, The Center Cannot Hold, a moving narrative of her journey from her first commitment as a mental patient in Oxford, England, to a professor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the […]