Author Archives: David M. Perkins

We have plans. Help us “Make it New.”

Ezra Pound’s famous charge, to “Make it New,” changed literary history. “Pound’s aspirations for literature were grand. He believed that bad writing destroyed civilizations and that good writing could save them … he thought that literature could enhance the appreciation … Continue reading

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The Cost of Ethics…

Friends, followers, and fans of The Bloomsbury Review are aware of, and have been inspired to act on our current email viral fund-raising effort. We are encouraged by the early response, and grateful beyond measure to those who have responded—not … Continue reading

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A grassroots plan to keep The Bloomsbury Review going—from Alice Auer Connor

Alice Auer Connor is the sister of Tom Auer, founder of The Bloomsbury Review, and sister to our current Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Marilyn Auer. She is currently spearheading a grassroots viral e-mail campaign on behalf of the magazine. Below is … Continue reading

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“Writing Wrongs in Writing Books” by Ed Quillen

“Colorado has lost one of its most thoughtful and colorful characters,” Denver Post editorial-page editor Curtis Hubbard said. “For decades, Ed’s humor and keen eye shed light for Denver Post readers on topics ranging from our current politics to the … Continue reading

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An Out-of-Bounds Essay: “On Chekhov”

Here’s what some of Chekhov’s people do. In a graveyard, they help an actor find the obscure grave of the man who led him to become an actor and whom he hated for having done that. They write letters in … Continue reading

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Bloomin’ Good News for Authors, Publishers, and Advertising

In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, after Alice’s frightful telescoping followed immediately by her dizzying diminution, she finds herself soaked in a pool of her own tears. On scrabbling to safety, the courteous Mouse offers to dry her with the driest … Continue reading

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Save the University of Missouri Press: Petition

A few days ago, we posted on our Facebook page the sad news that the University of Missouri Press has been instructed to close its doors. An insightful story behind that ill-considered decision can be found here. But John Henry … Continue reading

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“Calling for a Change of Heart”

Twenty years may at times seem long ago. But a careful examination of this interview by John Keeble with Derrick Jensen about his classic book Out of the Channel published in 1991, dealing with the Exxon Valdez oil spill is … Continue reading

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An Out-of-Bounds Essay

“I Love to Think of Those Naked Epochs” ~ Baudelaire One night in Paris, my wife and I took a small room on the top floor of a hotel just off the boulevard St-Michel. It was an odd little room—no … Continue reading

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Dalva by Jim Harrison

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