Writers

Saint Joan

I’ve fallen in love with the work of Joan Didion. Her observations on life, her dealings with grief, with the death of both her husband and her daughter within two years of one another, her belief in the value of… Read More ›

Stanyan Street.

There’s a good chance that you’ve never heard of Rod McKuen. There’s a good chance that you’ve heard of Rod McKuen and just don’t know that you have, yet. A prolific poet and composer, credited with more than two hundred… Read More ›

Solarcidal Tendencies.

This hasn’t been a bad week. Out now from the wonderful editors at Solarcide, Martin Garrity and Nathan Pettigrew, SOLARCIDAL TENDENCIES , the best of, so far! This is a unique collection of stories from some of today’s brightest authors… Read More ›

Poetica Erotica.

The Fall Of Man ย ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย ย An Anonymous Poem A handย omnipotent, in endless space, From chaos, formed a world and found a place, Where, through the countless ages, yet unborn, A star… Read More ›

Gatsby.

(Spoilers throughout, though most of you know this story.) GATSBY. Gatsby? Gatsby. I’ve stayed away from the subject of Gatsby for some years because I simply couldn’t deal with it. Gatsby made me infinitely angry at F. Scott Fitzgerald. ย A… Read More ›

Love Letters.

  The wanting of words let loose, wrapped around and back again, trailing into one another, not poetry but poetically realistic, to say, my toes are cold, I want to wear your socks, lay down next to you, feel your… Read More ›

Latitude.

In the literary world, in terms of public opinion with regard to the writer, it has long at least seemed the case that a man is allowed to write about whatever he wishes to write about and if the writing… Read More ›