Author Archives: David M. Perkins

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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A Selfish Rectification

Long before I became a volunteer here, many years ago when my East Coast publishing career was still alive, and at an (even more) addled time when I actually believed I had the potential to become an adequate writer (perhaps), … Continue reading

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Dalva by Jim Harrison

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“No other word will do. For that’s what it was. Gravy.”

The line is from “Gravy,” a poem by Raymond Carver that still hangs over the desk Tom had to finally abandon on April 18, 2003, at age 50—at the same age Carver had to abandon his. Much too young for … Continue reading

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Dreams do come true.

Life—when we are not slogging through the interminable and annoying detritus of it; like taxes, traffic, flat tires, kitty’s hair-balls, and the relentlessly vicious onslaught of weeds in the garden, and all the other boring exasperations that fill our days—is … Continue reading

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Thank you.

This is what over thirty years of publishing The Bloomsbury Review looks like. A lot of hands and a lot of bodies have taken turns rolling this boulder uphill, year after year, issue after issue—and that’s just on site, here … Continue reading

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The Rocky Mountain Land Library

Journey of an Idea by Tom Wylie The Landscape of Home A Rocky Mountain Land Series Reader Edited by JEFF LEE With JOHN CALDERAZZO, SUEELLEN CAMPBELL & DAVID WAAG Illustrations by EVAN CANTOR Johnson Books/Rocky Mountain Land Library, $17.00 paper, … Continue reading

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To Be Read Aloud

To Do A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays GERTRUDE STEIN Illustrated by GISELLE PORTER Introduction by TIMOTHY YOUNG Yale University, $25.00 cloth, ISBN 978-0-300-17097-9 And now G comes after F. What did you say I said G comes after F. … Continue reading

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A Thumb and a Wisp of Steam

An Interview With Alberto Ríos By Leslie A. Wootten My interview with Alberto Ríos occurred on July 7, 2010, at the Chandler, Arizona, home he shares with his family. He was feeling particularly relaxed after having finished his 28th year … Continue reading

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THE SWERVE: How the World Became Modern

Congratulations to Stephen Greenblatt, winner of the 2011 National Book Award in Nonfiction. The Swerve How the World Became Modern STEPHEN GREENBLATT Norton, $26.95 cloth, ISBN 978-0-393-06447-6 When did the world become modern? The answer, of late, is earlier than … Continue reading

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