Monthly Archives: July 2011

Signing Off, for Now

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It’s the end of July. I’ve spent a few weeks here in my quasi-summer, doing a lot of work, seeing some family and friends, eating seafood, making occasional trips to the beach, all the while continuing to worry about London …

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The Intersection of Painting and Writing

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I love it when writers respond to other art forms. Over the past few years I’ve seen exhibits and books which show the interplay between painting and poetry, stories and photography, plays and music. Any art form can be used …

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Punching the Time Clock on the Beach

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I’m thinking about time, as I always do when I’m on this island. I’ve spent as much of my summers here as possible over the past 30 years, and in all that time, some things have changed but much hasn’t. …

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Titles

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Titles are hard. Very. They have to do so many things at once. They have to give an idea of what the book is about, without giving too much of an idea. They have to show what genre the book …

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Summer Reading

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I love the way summer makes me think of books as much as beach. The whole idea of summer reading reminds me of childhood exploration and the realization that an entire new world could exist within a collected sheaf of …

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I’m on Bookersatz

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A quickie today…..the lovely and uber-energetic writer, Helen Hunt, has asked me to write a little something for the book review site Bookersatz. Her wish was my command.  Please do go check it out here. Without giving it away, I’ll …

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Drinking to Write

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I’m not sure what sort of a post this will turn out to be. I’m jet-lagged to beat the band, and the trip eastward coming on the heels of lots of stressful nights due to our real estate wars has …

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A Whirlwind of Poets

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I’ve been thinking all week about whether I wanted to write a post or not about the latest upheaval among the members of the UK’s Poetry Society. I purposely try to steer clear of things political on my blog because …

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