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Seeds of Evolution — Romantic or Scientific?

Free books, I like free books and what better place to pick one up than the University of Chicago Press. Just in time for Spring, the free book for April is An Orchard Invisible, which opens with this poem fragment … Continue reading

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Creation — Children of the Days

A calendar of Human History: Long ago in America Where dense fog hides the mountains Day Keepers weave the story of creation Mouth-to-ear repeating, remembering the days A Quiché appeared at the edge of the forest The indian carried a … Continue reading

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Zero To Hero — Donna Tartt spins a murder tale in Vermont

Murdered—Bunny is dead. He’s lying there at the foot of Mt. Cataract buried by a fateful April snow: “He’d been dead for ten days before they found him, you know. It was one of the biggest manhunts in Vermont history— … Continue reading

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Jonah — Biblical Story Made Modern

Today, the gleaming towers of Las Vegas have eclipsed the great American desert of southern Nevada. Author Joshua Max Feldman remembers an older, more primitive time in the epigraph of his novel The Book of Jonah: —and Jonah saw in … Continue reading

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Doris Lessing: Reluctant Feminist

Posted on the web: “Goodbye to Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook wouldn’t be the same without you.” The posting by the Golden Notebook bookstore in Woodstock included a link to the obituary published by the N.Y. Times: Doris Lessing, the … Continue reading

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Judy Blunt–Leaving Home, Braking Clean

Breaking clean is never easy. Memoirist and poet Judy Blunt described it this way: I left Phillips County with a new divorce and an old car, with three scared kids and some clothes piled in back. We followed the sun … Continue reading

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Anne Carson: The Return of Geryon

Once upon a time in Erytheia, an island off the west coast of what we now call Spain, there lived a monster who had a valuable herd of red cattle. The monster was called Geryon by the ancient Greek poets: … Continue reading

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Rowling– A Celebrity Falls In London’s Mayfair

It was a dark and stormy night (for it is in London that our scene lies)— the supermodel Lula Landry lies dead on the sidewalk below the balcony of her luxurious Mayfair apartment: Photographers stood massed behind barriers patrolled by … Continue reading

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Seamus Heaney: Twenty dollars — marked down to $7.50.

Like so many books of poetry, my copy of Station Island by Seamus Heaney had found its way to the remainder table of a bookstore. I Opened the thin volume to the first poem, and read to myself: There we … Continue reading

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Elmore Leonard– The Old West of Lawmen and Outlaws

Elmore Leonard wrote about the old west–Arizona Territory, 1860. His early short stories were about the Apache, cowboys, sheriff deputies, stage-coach drivers and, of course, gun-toting outlaws. In 1953, Leonard was working as an advertising copywriter when he published “Three-Ten … Continue reading

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