• July 2013
    I'm tempted to say, 'don't get me started' . . . but you already did. ;-)  I'm not familiar with Gail Sher's book, but I simply love the title (ha ha) and the premise, not to mention your quote. So it's now a must read for me. Re: your reinvention...
  • October 2012
    Congratulations, Jean :-). I always loved the premise of your book (and the snippets I got via your blog). The cover is beautiful and very inviting.  Re: that thing that nudges me along -- it boils down to this: the play of words, the discovery of...
  • July 2012
    Back in 2004, the NEA published a study, Reading at Risk, which stated that literary reading was down -- while enrollment in creative writing workshops was up. This always struck me for its peculiar suggestion that more people are interested in...
  • July 2012
    Re: reviews -- my husband doesn't screen mine ;-) and I do my best to focus on the gratifying ones written by reviewers/readers who clearly gave a great deal of thought to my work vs. simply responding to it. And here's something written by Kiana...
  • July 2012
    A roller coaster ride to publication, indeed.  . . and a very interesting interview. I wish you luck with the book -- and the new press. Speaking of which, if Alikai Press is indeed based in Mount Kisco, that makes us neighbors. I live in Katonah....
  • June 2012
    I have a lot of regard for Seal Press and little doubt of what this new venture promises. 
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  • June 2012
    I once came across the notion of 'samskaras' (i.e., patterns) as ruts in a road. My sense of it is that the only way to reduce the ruts is via a bumpy ride across them, or perhaps the road might wash out. All of which is to say, I'm drawn to...
  • June 2012
    Dark and very poetic in its rendering . . . 

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