Tag Archives: Writers

Dichotomous Anonymous

Wherein I am delighted to welcome one of the best writers and poets I know, Kathleen Cain, into the Bloomsbury Blogging fold… With a few essential exceptions, I disdain dichotomy. Either/Or. One or two. Up or down. Yes or no. … Continue reading

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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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‘Real’ books or e-books? Alarmed?

“The tastes of the reading public are turning digital“, says The Huffington Post. “Print book sales rise hailed as a sign of a fightback in a digital world,” says The Guardian. From HuffPo: A Pew Internet Research Center survey released … 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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