Tag Archives: Tom Auer

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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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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