Tag Archives: Authors

Do any of us really want this to happen? Again?

Surprise! I’m not going to talk about the “Make it New” campaign this time (though you can keep that in the back of your mind, if you wish…). No, this is a matter that should concern all of us obsessed … Continue reading

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On this New Year’s Eve…

Nadir and pinnacle, here we are—Janus-like—looking behind and looking ahead. The quote is attributed to Plato, though apparently there’s some question about it and we’ll probably never know, but he’s certainly a good enough icon on which to hang the … Continue reading

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Okay, I’m the world’s worst blogger.

You would be too, if you were surrounded by editors as talented as those who surround me! It’s intimidating. But I am a half-way decent writer—and a damned good volunteer. I am determined to make this New Year a more … Continue reading

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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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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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