Bill Yarrow


Location Illinois
Occupation Professor of English
Website https://billyarrow.wordpress.com/

Books by Bill Yarrow
  • by Bill Yarrow
    BlazeVOX [books], 2012.

  • by Bill Yarrow
    MadHat Press, 2014.

  • by Bill Yarrow
    Lit Fest Press / Festival of Language, 2015.

  • by Bill Yarrow
    Glass Lyre Press, 2016.
  • About Me

    I am the author of THE VIG OF LOVE (Glass Lyre Press 2016), BLASPHEMER (Lit Fest Press 2015), POINTED SENTENCES (BlazeVOX 2012), five chapbooks: WE ALL SAW IT COMING (Locofo Chaps 2017), THE LICE OF CHRIST (MadHat Press 2014), INCOMPETENT TRANSLATIONS AND INEPT HAIKU (Cervena Barva Press 2013), FOURTEEN (Naked Mannekin, 2011), and WRENCH (erbacce-press 2009), and five e-books: INTERVIEWS 2010-2017 (2017), 38 POEMS UNDER 100 WORDS (2015), THE PARTICIPLE POEMS (2015), POESIE FUMETTI (2014), and GRAPHIC CHAPBOOK #1 (2013). POINTED MUSIC (2015), a CD of readings of 38 poems from POINTED SENTENCES set to music by the Boston composer Ray Fahrner, is available from CD Baby and iTunes.

    https://www.amazon.com/Vig-Love-Bill-Yarrow/dp/1941783244/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475247001&sr=8-1&keywords=the+vig+of+love+yarrow

    http://www.amazon.com/Blasphemer-Bill-Yarrow/dp/1943170010/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1427128999&sr=8-2&keywords=blasphemer

    http://madhat-press.com/products/the-lice-of-christ-by-bill-yarrow

    http://www.thelostbookshelf.com/y.html

    http://www.blazevox.org/index.php/Shop/Poetry/pointed-sentences-by-bill-yarrow-283/

    Free PDF download of We All Saw It Coming
    http://www.moriapoetry.com/yarrowechap.pdf

    Free PDF download of Interviews 2010-2017 from https://www.academia.edu/28374406/INTERVIEWS_2010_to_2017

    Free PDF download of 38 Poems Under 100 Words from
    https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/541939

    Free PDF download of The Participle Poems from https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/528393

    Free PDF download of Poesie Fumetti from https://www.academia.edu/9146420/Poesie_Fumetti

    Free download of Fourteen from https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/421485

    Free PDF download of Graphic Chapbook #1 (a book of screenshots--no live links) from https://www.academia.edu/4324144/Graphic_Chapbook_1_Poems_and_Images

    My poems have appeared in Central Park, Confrontation, transom, The Antigonish Review, Berkeley Poets Cooperative, Poem, The Literary Review, Midstream, Hayotzer, Muse Apprentice Guild, Cabaret Voltage Online, Mantis, The Orange Room Review, blossombones, Angelic Dynamo, ditch, Gloom Cupboard, DuPage Arts Life, erbacce, Counterexample Poetics, The Balloon, In the Red, The Centrifugal Eye, Rio Grande Review, Up the Staircase, New Aesthetic, DIAGRAM, Arsenic Lobster, PANK, Pif Magazine, Magma, Poetry International, Like Birds Lit, Ramshackle Review, BLIP, LITSNACK, Blue Fifth Review, THIS Literary Magazine, Used Furniture Review, Everyday Genius, Novembre, blue five notebook, Whale Sound, Istanbul Literary Review, Negative Suck, Thunderclap!, Metazen, Right Hand Pointing, Now Culture, Atticus Review, A-Minor, fwriction: review, Prick of the Spindle, THRUSH, Camroc Press Review, The Del Sol Review, Exact Change Only, OF ZOOS, Wilderness House Literary Review, Pure Slush, rIgor mort.US, Mad Hatters' Review, Otoliths, Moria, Short Fast and Deadly, Lost in Thought, Literary Orphans, Scissors & Spackle, The Olentangy Review, After Hours, Connotation Press, Jewish Journal, RHINO, Treehouse, CC&D, Word Swell (LucidPlay), jmww, PoetsArtists, The Montucky Review, Chicago Literati, Staxtes, Ivory Tower, Truck, AwkWord Paper Cut, The Poetry Storehouse, festival/writer, MadHat Annual, OVS, Skidrow Penthouse, The Brown Boat, Contrary, Altered Scale, The Miscreant, The Zen Space, One Sentence Poems, The Poetry Super Highway, Uno Kudo, Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal, Sententia, Gargoyle, Eunoia Review, Dirty Chai, Extract(s), The Linnet's Wings, Good Men Project, Pirene's Fountain, Ygdrasil, Crack the Spine, Caravel, E·ratio, Autumn Sky Poetry, Red Fez, Full of Crow, Aeolian Harp (Vol 1), This is Poetry: The Midwest Poets, Ars Moriendi, Iodine Poetry Journal, Mipoesias, First Literary Review-East, Corium, The MockingHeart Review, Alephi, Humanities Opposition World League (HOWL), The Peacock Journal, Home Planet News Online, Into the Void, Meta/ Phor(e) /Play, Unlost Journal, Levure Littéraire, and FRiGG. Work forthcoming in Packingtown Review, Many Mountains Moving, Twenty20 Journal, FIVE:2:ONE,(b)OINK, Third Wednesday, and Fulcrum.

    I teach Introduction to Shakespeare online, Introduction to Film Study online, and Creative Writing online at Joliet Junior College.

    Website: http://billyarrow.wordpress.com/
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/BillYarrow
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bill.yarrow.1
    CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/billyarrowandrayfahrner

    Why do you write?

    Old habits are hard to break.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    The Castle of Perseverance, Petrarch's Secretum, Truth is More Sacred by Edward Dahlberg and Herbert Read, A Private Correspondence by Henry Miller and Lawrence Durrell, Melincourt by Thomas Love Peacock, Opium: The Diary of a Cure by Jean Cocteau, I Am Not Ashamed by Barbara Payton, Project for a Revolution in New York by Alain Robbe-Grillet, Fun in a Chinese Laundry by Josef von Sternberg, Paris Spleen by Charles Baudelaire, Paul Gaugain's Intimate Journal, Life and Death of Mr. Badman by John Bunyan, Max Havelaar by Multatuli, Jacques the Fatalist by Denis Diderot, Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres by Hugh Blair, Life of William Blake by Alexander Gilchrist, Mercier and Camier by Samuel Beckett, The Innerworld of the Outerworld of the Innerworld by Peter Handke, Waste Books by G. C. Lichtenberg, A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel, Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin, The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, Niebla by Miguel de Unamuno, Spring's Awakening by Frank Wedekind, Bouvard and Pecuchet by Gustave Flaubert, Richard II by Shakespeare.

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    Bill Yarrow's Wall

    Dianne McKnight-Warren – May 11, 2017

    Thanks Bill for your comment on How to Train Mules. I love the counterpoint/counterpane references. Poetic. I've never thought of the story in those words, but it is exactly what's happening.

    Reva Zerkalo – Apr 21, 2017

    Thanks for reading/responding to 'Diamonds in the Fog'

    Arturo Ruiz – Mar 15, 2017

    Thanks for reading, Bill. I always appreciate comments from you! Aloha!

    Dave Hemmings – Mar 15, 2017

    Thanks for the mention of Houellebecq -- I have added a couple books of his to my list. "Whatever" and "The Map and the Territory" appear to be interesting for sure.

    Ray Nessly – Aug 14, 2016

    Thanks so much for commenting on "Malady", Bill! It doesn't seem to be everybody's cuppa tea, no, but I had fun writing it even though it's a wee on the dark side.

    Kitty Boots – Jul 29, 2016

    Bill, thank you for reading and commenting on Husband Googles Travel Zoo...it was a fun piece to write! (and so truthful, he, he!)

    Kitty Boots – Jul 12, 2016

    Thank you, Bill for your nice comments on Exploring Physics.

    Dianne McKnight-Warren – May 25, 2016

    Thanks, Bill. I do think that phrase is key to the story.

    Barry Friesen – May 25, 2016

    Generous of you to comment on my little poem, "Wet Work," Bill! Thank you!

    Myra King – May 15, 2016

    Thank you so much, Bill, for your kind thoughts about my poem.

    Ann Bogle – Mar 23, 2016

    Welcome back!

    Ray Nessly – Jan 22, 2016

    Ran into your wonderful poem, Whiplash Marriage. Following, here and on F-book.

    Christopher James – Oct 02, 2014

    Thanks for the comment, Bill

    Carl Santoro – Aug 30, 2014

    Bill, I've got the black thumb drive here if you want to take it for a ride! Thank you for visiting and commenting on "You Should Change at Jamaica". It really helps to get a friendly and positive pat on the back!

    Soon to be deleted – Aug 01, 2014

    Thanks for comment, Bill

    Yasmin Elaine Waring – Jun 17, 2014

    Thanks for your note On "Lullaby for a Dragon Baby." Yellow idea work better with the assonance. This is why I love being a member of this community.

    Carl Santoro – May 28, 2014

    Bill, Thank you for visiting "Oh, what's this?" she"
    Actually, I left the ending as I originally wrote it.
    Comments, such as yours, is what gives me the juice to scribble/type on.
    I will be visiting your work and let you know some of my favorites.
    In the meantime, I am searching for my heavyweight sketch paper so I can try out my new $2.39 Pilot, disposable fountain pen. Sure wish I still had my old Parker with that hysterical bladder re-fill feature!

    Charlotte Hamrick – Apr 19, 2014

    Bill,
    I'm so glad you like Summer of Mary. Thank you for the beautiful compliments!

    Misti Rainwater-Lites – Apr 16, 2014

    Hello Bill, thanks so much for reading and commenting on Bloodless. Much appreciated.

    Nonnie Augustine – Dec 30, 2013

    Thanks for reading Sweetie and Jack, Bill. Yes, I do want "leathers" in that line. It's a biker thing, as in "hot leathers." Happy New Year!

    J.A. Pak – Oct 16, 2013

    Thanks so much for reading and commenting on "Dinner"!

    Michael J. Solender – Oct 10, 2013

    Thanks for reading and commenting on my recent piece

    Carol Reid – Oct 05, 2013

    Thanks for your comment on "Another", Bill.

    J.A. Pak – Oct 03, 2013

    "For me, the poem emerges from its frame and exists without it." Wow, Bill, that's an amazing sentence. Thanks so much for reading "Static"!

    Han Kondabalu – Sep 09, 2013

    Thank you Bill for looking at my micro! It means so much from you bro---dig! Wolfe pax

    Christian Bell – Sep 09, 2013

    Thanks, Bill, for your comments and fave on "The Last Thing"!

    Michelle Elvy – Sep 06, 2013

    Thanks, Bill, for the enthusiastic comment on Cornfield! Glad it worked for you. True story, you say? Hmmm, well they say truth is stranger than fiction... (but I know what you meant by that, and I am pleased you find this so 'true' -- thank you).

    David James – Sep 06, 2013

    Bill, thanks for your kind, sidebar comment. I value your words. They are words of encouragement. The question of where the story would go is an interesting one, indeed.

    Carol Reid – Sep 06, 2013

    Glad you enjoyed the colours in "Sage", thanks!

    Foster Trecost – Aug 31, 2013

    Hi Bill, I always appreciate your comments, and I thank you for the ones you left on sliding windows. fos.

    Barry Basden – Aug 14, 2013

    Thanks for your sidebar enlightenment on Eleventh Hour, Bill. It's still those damn sutlers, isn't it?

    Michelle Elvy – Aug 13, 2013

    Thanks, Bill, for the comment on my little Wall love story. Glad you like the ending. Appreciate your note!

    Lillian Ann Slugocki – Aug 12, 2013

    thank you Bill, for your comment on OCD man, you're a peach

    Charlotte Hamrick – Jul 29, 2013

    Thanks for the fave and comment on "Blood or Kisses", Bill, and especially for reading it in the first place.

    B. B. B. – Jul 29, 2013

    Thank you, Bill, for your comments on The Final Word.

    Charlotte Hamrick – Jul 12, 2013

    Oh, and much thanks for reading "Train 59"! I appreciate the compliment!

    Charlotte Hamrick – Jul 12, 2013

    Thanks for your time and comment on "Everybody...", Bill. It actually was a serious critique in the moment. :)

    Deborah Oster Pannell – Jul 03, 2013

    Hi Bill,
    Thanks for your comment on "So freaking tired." I'm really glad you liked it...
    D

    Kari Nguyen – Jun 26, 2013

    Cool comment on my story. I always appreciate your feedback!

    Barry Basden – Jun 26, 2013

    Thanks, Bill, for your comment on Breaking in Print. It originally appeared as a poem with line breaks and stanzas. I don't know why I insist on jamming everything together these days. In a rush, I suppose...

    Jenny Rawls – Jun 23, 2013

    Bill, interesting suggestions on "Beware the Armed Man". I read it over in my head and with your suggestions in mind; it trades some of the musicality for a surprise element. It also simultaneously contributes to the poem's instability and keeps it focused on that main idea. Thank you for your insight; I would never have otherwise caught that.

    Hazem Tagiuri – Jun 21, 2013

    Thanks, Bill, for your comment on 'Invoking Fire'. Always great (and grateful) to read your feedback.

    James Robison – Jun 13, 2013

    Thanks yet again, Bill.

    Barry Basden – Jun 10, 2013

    Thanks, Bill, for the nice comment and excellent suggestion about Instructions.

    Jenny Rawls – Jun 10, 2013

    Thanks for taking the time to read "Carver" Bill. Not sure where "hellfire" came from, but I'm glad you liked it.

    Jenny Rawls – May 29, 2013

    Thank you Bill for you comments on "Letter for K". I'm thrilled at the attention this piece is getting.

    Jenny Rawls – May 21, 2013

    Bill,

    Thank you for your kind words on "After Prom". You're right. I meant "seam of my mattress". Not "seem".

    David Martin – May 09, 2013

    Thanks for reading and commenting on my story "Erased". Much appreciated.

    David Ackley – May 07, 2013

    Thanks, Bill, so much, for your continuing interest in "Tiger Milk."

    Barry Basden – May 07, 2013

    Thanks, Bill, for your comments on Night Moves. I wanted to reach that place in everyone where fears or demons reside....

    Nonnie Augustine – May 01, 2013

    Thank you for reading and commenting on The Most Beautiful Lady, Bill. Once again you've helped me and I've changed a word.

    Jenny Rawls – Apr 29, 2013

    Bill, thank you so much for your kind comments on "Pyromania". I'm honored.

    Charlotte Hamrick – Apr 26, 2013

    Thanks for commenting on "Chimera", Bill. As always, I appreciate your pov.

    Jerry Ratch – Apr 25, 2013

    Very much appreciate your comments and support!

    Brian Michael Barbeito – Apr 16, 2013

    thanks for comments on Looking Upwards. Much appreciated.

    Hazem Tagiuri – Apr 10, 2013

    Thanks for your comment on "Return", Bill!

    Gloria Garfunkel – Apr 10, 2013

    Thanks for your great comment on Choices.

    Charlotte Hamrick – Mar 22, 2013

    Oh, and also for commenting on Pandemonium - just saw that. Thank you!

    Charlotte Hamrick – Mar 22, 2013

    Thanks for commenting on Hank and Nettie, Bill, and for taking the time to do so. I appreciate any constructive criticism you may have for me in the future, as well.

    Lillian Ann Slugocki – Mar 20, 2013

    re: Demons. Thanks for the comment on Sartre. You're right!

    Danica Colic – Mar 19, 2013

    Thanks, Bill, for the encouraging string of asterisks!

    Lillian Ann Slugocki – Mar 19, 2013

    Dear Bill, thank YOU for your comment on Demons. So very much appreciated.

    Lillian Ann Slugocki – Mar 17, 2013

    Dear Bill, wow, THANK YOU for your comment on How to Travel...won't write another word until I finish my Robbe-Grillet novel.

    Sara Fitzpatrick Comito – Mar 05, 2013

    Bill, thank you for your kind comment on "7 years for us" and for all your support.

    Gloria Garfunkel – Mar 05, 2013

    At the vet: Thanks so much Bill. I love the father, too, and agree with him.

    DJ Young – Mar 03, 2013

    Hello Bill and thank you for reading The Light at the End of You. :-)

    John Riley – Mar 03, 2013

    Hi Bill, thanks for commenting on "Middle Age." I'm happy you enjoyed it.

    Jerry Ratch – Feb 28, 2013

    Thanks, Bill! Welcome back!

    Jules Archer – Feb 28, 2013

    Bill, thanks for reading and commenting on Daddio. Appreciate.

    Gloria Garfunkel – Sep 20, 2012

    Thanks for your comment on Catechism. I agree part I would stand alone, but I liked the complexity of adding the second part. I like to play with time, the past overlapping with the present.

    John Riley – Sep 13, 2012

    Thanks, Bill for the fav on my poem "Tractors." Delighted you like it.

    Matthew Robinson – Sep 06, 2012

    Well, Bill, it astonishes me that I'm able to read poets of your caliber for free on the internet; so really, the pleasure is mine.

    FM Le – Sep 05, 2012

    Late I know - but - thank you for commenting on #5

    Tina Barry – Sep 02, 2012

    Hi Bill. Thanks for the message. Love the bees poem. Thanks for the kind words about the Elimae piece. It's published at Fictionaut now, if you want to comment.

    Jane Flett – Aug 27, 2012

    Thanks for commenting on Happiness Bill, I am endlessly fascinated by trepanning and recommend you watch "A Hole in the Head" if you are too!

    Philip F. Clark – Aug 24, 2012

    Bill, thank you for your comments on "Fracas in the Memory Palace"; much appreciated. I am so glad to come to your work also! I have a feast to get to.

    Gloria Garfunkel – Aug 09, 2012

    Bill, I can't begin to express how much your comment on Fairy Tale in Dachau moved me. I felt you really understood. thank you.

    Bobbi Lurie – Aug 03, 2012

    Thank you, Bill, for your generous comments on Milkshake & Fries.

    Ann Bogle – Aug 01, 2012

    Thanks, Bill, for that sally "lust in my heart for this," re: "Twedes." Was that phrase Jimmy Carter's in Playboy originally? The first time I heard or saw "slain in the spirit" it was written in a student essay I was scoring at a scoring factory (the place it was, not the opposite of euphemism for it: what is that? antonym for "euphemism" I just checked is "clarity"). I gave a high score thinking the expression was unique.

    Neil Serven – Jul 31, 2012

    Hey, Bill. Thanks so much for the kind words about "The Violent Kind."

    Gloria Garfunkel – Jul 30, 2012

    Thank you for your comment on The Sneeze. I appreciated your suggestions because even though I didn't apply them, they made me think about why I was doing what I was doing.

    Beate Sigriddaughter – Jul 28, 2012

    Here`s the announced Hafiz quote:
    I said to God,
    “What are you?” And he replied,
    “I am what is loved. I am not what should be loved
    for how cruel that would then
    be for my bride.”

    Gessy Alvarez – Jul 28, 2012

    Thanks so much, Bill for commenting on "Dumb-Waiter." Brevity is risky and a bit scary. Always good to hear a fellow writer enjoyed your effort.

    Gloria Garfunkel – Jul 27, 2012

    Loved and faved My Books. Thank you for the comment and fave on Binge Painter. I have just started reading Simenon and was not impressed by the Professor Maigret story I read. But I sense his writing is varied. I will buy When I was Old (horrors! another book!) I'm interested enough in him as a person. He supposedly has some more psychological work. Could you recommend a couple?

    John Riley – Jul 26, 2012

    Bill, thanks for commenting and for the fav for my Things I Didn't Do poem. I'm sure Phillie is not the same without you.

    Meg Pokrass – Jul 26, 2012

    thank you Bill... it always means so much, when you like a piece I know it has something. happy mid-summer to you...

    Mary Lane – Jul 24, 2012

    Bill! You're the best for reading and liking my Saturday Morning. So thankful to have a reader like you. HM

    Meg Pokrass – Jul 24, 2012

    thank you very much, Bill, for your very nice comment about my story "Night Flower". Meant a lot.. Hope all is well.

    Lisa Abellera – Jul 18, 2012

    Thank you so much Bill for your kind comments on "Lola." I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

    Gloria Garfunkel – Jul 15, 2012

    I loved your story Addictions and faved it. The Twelve Step format was inspired. Thank you for your initial guidance to a bewildered newbie on joining groups. I started to, but then decided to hold back and read through them to see if I can figure out how to narrow them down. Thank you so much for your generous comment on my story "Pig Girl."

    Ann Bogle – Jul 05, 2012

    Bill, your comment on "Unmailed Letter to B'go" is brave, for interesting critical reasons, and I shall cherish it.

    Tina Barry – Jul 05, 2012

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for the comments about "Frida..." and thanks for the star. It was great to meet you at the KGB reading.

    Barry Basden – Jul 05, 2012

    Thanks, Bill. I'm glad you liked 'Hints of the Blitz.'

    Misti Rainwater-Lites – Jun 14, 2012

    Bill, your praise means so much to me. Thank you.

    Michael Gillan Maxwell – Jun 09, 2012

    Hi Bill! Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to read "The Tall Man's Secret" and for your comment! Much appreciated! I'll make you a smoothie!

    Sam Rasnake – Jun 08, 2012

    I appreciate your reading The Measure of Love, Bill.

    Your poem "Picking the Bark Off Experience" is a marvel. Your approach to line & stanza is strong. It's a great piece - one of the best in the collection.

    R-C-V – Jun 06, 2012

    Thanks for the comment on "Chicken Soup." :)

    Foster Trecost – Apr 25, 2012

    Hi Bill, big thanks for your suggestion on the ending of 9 and 5. Your input is so valuable, I really appreciate it. fos.

    Linda Simoni-Wastila – Apr 23, 2012

    Hi Bill, Thank you for the deeper digging on your pain poem. And EXACTLY! Yes, pain has so many levels--physical, of course, and psychic, spiritual, emotional. And this is how we discussed this poem in my seminar--as how as health care providers we need to be attuned to these many levels. That is how we achieve grace. Peace...

    Misti Rainwater-Lites – Apr 17, 2012

    Bill! I can't believe you knew Brad Gooch! Scary Kisses is my favorite book of all time! I even like it better than Slaughterhouse-Five! Wow. Thanks for commenting on my latest. Much appreciated.

    Jim V – Apr 14, 2012

    Bill, thanks for the fave and the bullseye. It's really just me goofing around. You know how I am. :)

    Gessy Alvarez – Apr 12, 2012

    Thanks so much, Bill, for faving "Sassy Wench." It means so much to me.

    J. Mykell Collinz – Apr 12, 2012

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'Wattle and Daub.' I appreciate your comment, very much.

    Misti Rainwater-Lites – Apr 11, 2012

    Bill, thanks so much for reading and appreciating No Sugar! Your encouragement is invaluable.

    Roberto C. Garcia – Apr 09, 2012

    Hi Bill, so glad you liked "Hunter, Fate, Food". Thanks!

    M.H. – Apr 07, 2012

    Thanks so much, Bill, for reading and faving "Telling." I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

    Foster Trecost – Apr 06, 2012

    Hello Bill. Thanks for spending a few minutes with Cactus - that you liked the ending carries lots of weight, thanks! fos.

    Roberto C. Garcia – Apr 04, 2012

    Thanks for the ******** on "Ode to Garcia Lorca"! And congrats on "Pointed Sentences"!

    Iddhis Bing – Apr 03, 2012

    I'll quote you on that last line.

    Michael Gillan Maxwell – Apr 02, 2012

    Hi Bill,
    Thank you for your poignant, ironic and humorous comment on "Disappointment" it made me smile!

    Sam Rasnake – Apr 01, 2012

    Appreciate your reading City of Ants, Bill. Thanks for the comment.

    Linda Simoni-Wastila – Mar 30, 2012

    Bill, thank you for the 'perfect' comment and fave on After he failed to wake up. I REALLY appreciate you reading my work. Peace...

    Michael Gillan Maxwell – Mar 26, 2012

    Hi Bill,
    Fascinating interview with Ann Bogle this week. I've incorporated some of the same kinds of devices and references to the I Ching in much of my visual art over the years so I found it very interesting to hear (read about) somebody exploring those ideas within the context of their writing practice. Synchronistic that all this talk of "coding" comes on the heels of the HTML craziness this past weekend! I am really looking forward to reading her piece.

    Foster Trecost – Mar 21, 2012

    Hi Bill, thanks for reading my bike story, and thanks for giving me something to think about regarding the last line - I always appreciate your input. fos.

    sean m. poole – Mar 05, 2012

    Howdy Bill, I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on 'All Will Be Well', that is some high praise indeed from a writer whose work I respect and admire. Thank you very much!

    MichaelDickes – Mar 05, 2012

    Hi Bill! Thanks for your comments on Chanting the Third

    Barry Basden – Mar 05, 2012

    Thanks, Bill, for your kind thoughts on my three war micros.

    Jules Archer – Mar 04, 2012

    Bill, many thanks for reading and commenting on Rear View. Happy it worked for you and I really appreciate you taking the time.

    Sally Houtman – Mar 04, 2012

    Bill, thanks for taking the time to track down and comment on "Barrett Reef" - I admire your work and value your opinion. Your comment, to me, is gold.

    Meg Tuite – Mar 04, 2012

    Thank you so much, Bill, for commenting on Memory Freeze. I so enjoyed meeting you and your readings were outstanding!!! You rocked it!! Next year in Boston!!!

    Dolemite – Feb 17, 2012

    Thanks for yer comments/reads as of late, Bill.

    (I know you've seen these before, but what's a poor boy to do?)

    Gessy Alvarez – Feb 13, 2012

    As always, I'm very appreciative of you taking the time to read my poem "Never Enough." It's very of selfish of me to get this stuff out of my system...but it is sure feels good to set these verses free.

    M.H. – Feb 13, 2012

    Thanks for the nice comments on "Eldorado" Bill!

    Joani Reese – Feb 13, 2012

    Thanks for the kind and enthusiastic comments about "Touch" Bill, and thanks for sharing Mr. Cohen with me.

    Beate Sigriddaughter – Feb 11, 2012

    Thanks for your comment and fave on "The Anniversary." Your comment is one of my favorite comments ever!

    J. Mykell Collinz – Feb 10, 2012

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'Rome Ants In The Sky.' I greatly appreciate your comment, suggestion, and *.

    Andrew Stancek – Feb 08, 2012

    Your support is so appreciated, Bill. Glad you liked "Sweet Sounds of Home".

    David Maverick – Feb 07, 2012

    Hi Bill, thanks for commenting on 'Maths class' I don't know Carl Laszlo but I'll look him up. Cheers.

    Benjamin Matvey – Feb 06, 2012

    Thanks for the invites! I really appreciate it. Of course I am a little afraid of getting what I ask for, but I can take it! Well. I think :-)

    sean m. poole – Feb 04, 2012

    Hi Bill, Thanks very much for reading Portrait of the Poet as Midwife and for the generous words of praise. I appreciate you taking the time to read it and comment. I value your input.

    Thanks again.

    Beate Sigriddaughter – Feb 03, 2012

    Thank you, Bill, for reading and commenting on "A Small Candle." Yes to your suggestion. That was the rebellious author ego hammering a nail that was already in place. Obedient already contains "as she has been taught." Thanks for the suggestion.

    James Robison – Feb 02, 2012

    Oh, thanks for POINTED SENTENCES. I didn't have time to frame up a proper response "Eleutheria" or time or energy for much this week. Chills fever and insomnia and teaching-delerious existence.

    Marcus Speh – Feb 01, 2012

    Thanks Bill for commenting on "Happy Feet". I didn't even know about that book by France...looked it up now. How interesting, thank you!

    David Maverick – Jan 31, 2012

    Thanks for your words on 'Animal Shelter' Bill. Once again, much appreciated.

    James Robison – Jan 30, 2012

    It's odd who still stands up. Louise Brooks still has whatever she had and Fairbanks, for me, but Navarro and Valentino go wayyy over the top.

    James Robison – Jan 30, 2012

    The American studio-ized Garbo seems to have been the standard for all the great beauties (fashion models, movie stars) of the 20th Century. There is something modern and of course, timeless in that face and figure. Men (and wmen) of her times wrote so rhapsodically about her that I was afraid when I finally saw her on the screen, I would be let down-in the way Valentino's magic is invisible to me-but, no. As you say, she's still an unearthly, alluring creature.In my 20s, I used to have fantasies about going to NYC and "capturing" her. Thank goodness I never disturbed her in her wonderful privacy.

    James Robison – Jan 28, 2012

    Lynch and Nell? Ha. You know, I admire David Lynch and I disagree with the grandma who calls him overrated.

    J. Mykell Collinz – Jan 27, 2012

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'Along Came Doreen' and 'Life After Death.' Your comments and sentiment are greatly appreciated.

    Misti Rainwater-Lites – Jan 23, 2012

    Hi Bill, thanks so much for reading and appreciating my rose poem.

    Beate Sigriddaughter – Jan 22, 2012

    Thank you for reading "The Story of F." And congratulations on Pointed Sentences.

    Rachel J. Fenton – Jan 22, 2012

    Thanks for taking the time to read and leave your kind comment on "Garden of Earthly Delights", Bill.

    David Ackley – Jan 22, 2012

    Thanks Bill, for the comment and Freud reference. The question is, Does Freud really get that umbrellas are funny?

    Michael Dwayne Smith – Jan 22, 2012

    Bill, much gratitude for your kind response to "Swimming Lessons."

    Meg Pokrass – Jan 14, 2012

    thanks Bill! I'm glad you like my essence and stuff! (and thanks for pointing out the misplaced comma!)

    Beate Sigriddaughter – Jan 14, 2012

    Thanks for explaining frivolity to me. I always knew I wanted to defend frivolity, having been called frivolous too many times. Oh, and thanks for reading "New Song of Innocence and Experience." Now if you could only explain the rest of the world to me . . . Oh, but you sometimes do.

    Alice K. Boatwright – Jan 11, 2012

    Thanks, Bill

    Alice K. Boatwright – Jan 11, 2012

    Thanks, Bill

    Dolemite – Jan 08, 2012

    Hey, Bill-

    Thanks for having another look at "Omaha." Must be your 10th so far!

    Beate Sigriddaughter – Jan 08, 2012

    Thanks your good comments on "The Wedding: Snow White." I'll have to think about your Disney suggestion. I wanted Disney in there because of his cute and cheery version of Snow White, but I don't want anybody as perceptive and admired as you to be pulled out of the writing. Must mull over.

    Michael Gillan Maxwell – Jan 08, 2012

    Hi Bill Thanks for taking the time to read Conversation from a Lunch Counter and offer such an insightful and excellent suggestion. Makes a lot of sense. Looking forward to reading your work!

    Sylvia Petter – Jan 07, 2012

    Thank you so much for your fine words on Uncle Henri, Bill. And congratulations on Pointed Sentences. I do hope the book will be available over the pond.

    John Riley – Dec 29, 2011

    Thanks, Bill for reading and commenting on "Pirate."

    Marcus Speh – Dec 26, 2011

    Thank you for leaving a stone "For Carol", Bill. Re: Magritte—same for me, my mood for Magritte is long ago but i recently looked at "Le Therapeute" and still found it too ingenious for words. Or not, as you have shown.

    Jerry Ratch – Dec 26, 2011

    Thanks for the fave, Bill. Appreciated very much. You're always so generous!

    Carol Reid – Dec 26, 2011

    Thanks for the read and comment, Bill!

    Bobbi Lurie – Dec 25, 2011

    Thank you, Bill, for reading and commenting on my poem, "Homeless Outside The Church."

    Bobbi Lurie – Dec 24, 2011

    Thank you, bill, for reading and commenting on "I'm tired of being timid."

    David Maverick – Dec 24, 2011

    Thanks for your comment on 'The coded feather in the glass'.. very kind of you. And thanks for the welcome here. Merry Christmas.

    Marcus Speh – Dec 22, 2011

    dear bill, thank you for the comment on "fox". i am full of fancy. cheers for the festive season!

    Elizabeth Westmark – Dec 22, 2011

    Thanks for reading "Sometimes suicide is slow" and your generous words.

    Marcus Speh – Dec 15, 2011

    bill, i REALLY enjoyed that interview with you by JP in connotation press. a wrench! such an item landed on my head five years ago (had fallen off a scaffolding), with similar results...

    Jules Archer – Dec 01, 2011

    Many, many thanks for your comment on "Cloudy...", Bill. I very much appreciate your kind words.

    Jack Swenson – Dec 01, 2011

    Thanks, Bill. I have to be honest because I can't think up plausible lies. 'preciate the comment and the star for "Menage."

    J. Mykell Collinz – Nov 30, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading, 'Lule of Raw-3.' I greatly appreciate your comment and manifold *.

    Con Chapman – Nov 28, 2011

    Bill--

    I looked for the A of B form in Figures of Speech: 60 Ways to Turn a Phrase by Arthur Quinn. He calls it a metalepsis, and gives the example of "beards of corn" from Virgil (meaning the corn's silk as a beard). As far as I can tell this is his nomenclature--I couldn't find it in a dictionary. He defines it in the narrow sense of a double metonym (use of one word for the whole of which it is a part, raw material for finished product, cause for effect--or vice versa), but then gives examples that don't precisely follow this formula.

    Joani Reese – Nov 24, 2011

    Hi Bill: Thanks for stopping by to read "For the Lost Boys." As squirrel tartare is a gourmet dish requiring some time for one to appreciate, I'll have to leave it as is ; )

    Jack Swenson – Nov 24, 2011

    Ha ha! "Master of the cassarole." Do I have to kneel when the First Lady gives me my medal? Thanks a bunch, my friend.

    Con Chapman – Nov 23, 2011

    I opted for an oral exam, so there's nothing to read. I have the draft of an article on metaphor by my senior advisor, Ted Cohen. Not sure if he ever turned it into a book as he planned to. He did do a book on the philosophy of jokes, which we spent a lot of time on (a good excuse to swap jokes). Jokes like metaphors often depend on shifting senses of words.

    Didn't study Beardsley. My course(s) on Aesthetics included E.H. Gombrich, Benedetto Croce, Nelson Goodman.

    Foster Trecost – Nov 22, 2011

    Hi Bill, thanks for reading Chairs and Mirrors, I appreciate that! fos.

    Marcus Speh – Nov 22, 2011

    bill, thank you for the most generous comment on "the serious writer occupies wall street". these are the responses i'm going for (not to mention the serious writer himself) much appreciated!

    J. Mykell Collinz – Nov 22, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading, 'Lule of Raw-2.' I greatly appreciated your comments and I will, as you suggest: "Keep at these!"

    Kathy Fish – Nov 22, 2011

    Always love a thumbs up from you, Bill. Thanks for the fave for "Baby, Baby..."

    David Ackley – Nov 21, 2011

    Bill, Thanks for the congenial response to my story contest.
    Looking forward to reading the letter since I clearly respond well to flattery.

    Johnsienoel – Nov 21, 2011

    Hi, Bill! Thank you for the kind comment on my post today. Happy holiday feasting to you this week.

    Peter Kispert – Nov 20, 2011

    Thanks for your words on "Nesting" and "Marblehead," Bill.

    J. Mykell Collinz – Nov 19, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading, 'Lule of Raw.' I greatly appreciate your comments and suggestions.

    Maren Sandt – Nov 18, 2011

    Thank you, Bill, for liking my poem and posting on my wall. I'm a German writer living in America and my English poetry is still somewhat experimental. Let's see what becomes of it...

    Jack Swenson – Nov 17, 2011

    Bill, what a great idea! Menken and Twain and a couple of quarts of Jack Daniels. Thanks!

    Christopher Allen – Nov 10, 2011

    Hey, Bill! Thank you for your comment on "Freedom Can Wait." Much appreciated. :)

    Beate Sigriddaughter – Nov 04, 2011

    Thank you for reading "Pieta," Bill. You picked my favorite piece of the poem for singling out. Thanks for that as well!

    Meg Pokrass – Nov 03, 2011

    thank you! so much.

    Jack Swenson – Nov 01, 2011

    Dunno about this master business. Just havin' fun. It beats working! (Thanks for the star for "Boo!")

    Kari Nguyen – Oct 27, 2011

    Bill, you are such a perceptive reader. Thanks, always!

    Jack Swenson – Oct 27, 2011

    Bill: a series or a novel. Want a piece of the action? We could collaborate and make a fortune. Maybe.

    Marcus Speh – Oct 25, 2011

    thank you for the comment, bill, i appreciate it greatly.

    Penny Goring – Oct 24, 2011

    Thank you! XX

    Joani Reese – Oct 22, 2011

    Bill: Always appreciate when you read my work. Thank you for liking "2008..." Best.

    Joani Reese – Oct 20, 2011

    Just found a heavy box outside my front door and tore it open. Inside were many, many delicious BOOKS! Now the kind and generous sender will have to let me pay the extra weight freight I know was tacked onto this shipment. Thank you for your lovely gifts, Bill.

    Jack Swenson – Oct 19, 2011

    You want more, Google Einar Mickelson. It's a good story. He was a real Boy Scout.

    Marcus Speh – Oct 19, 2011

    thank you for your comment on <a href="http://www.fictionaut.com/stories/marcus-speh/moondog--2">moondog</a>, bill, i appreciate it!

    Christopher Allen – Oct 16, 2011

    Hey, Bill! Thank you for taking the time to read, comment on and fave "The Shoes, the Girl and the Waves that Washed them Away"--very much appreciated. Hope you're doing well. Chris :)

    Jack Swenson – Oct 12, 2011

    Bill, thanks for the star for "A World of Hurt." You bet; I'm not proud; I use everything!

    Foster Trecost – Oct 12, 2011

    Hi Bill, Thanks for reading We All Have Wings, and thanks for the suggestion, too. I agree with you and as soon as I post this, I'm going to edit out that line. Thanks! fos.

    James Robison – Oct 08, 2011

    The poem is called "Lemon Shark." I fixed it. Thanks. You're an Ocean City guy, right? and those Atlantic northern four season beaches put on a better show than my Gulf beach, but I'm grateful to have my sand and suds and birds and yesterday, one of those blood freezing circles of light wobbling on the surface, a big jellyfish.

    John Riley – Oct 08, 2011

    Thanks, Bill for your kind read of "Three Stories of You." A nice welcome, indeed.

    Misti Rainwater-Lites – Oct 06, 2011

    Bill, thanks for reading and appreciating. I am honored.

    Kari Nguyen – Oct 05, 2011

    Thanks for visiting my latest, Bill. Glad that line worked for you. Your thoughts mean much!

    Jack Swenson – Oct 05, 2011

    Bill, regarding your comment on "Hot Dish," you are correct. A good teacher is always teaching, and you delivered a timely lesson here. And that, of course, is what this site is all about. Thank you.

    Jack Swenson – Sep 29, 2011

    Thanks very much for your comment about "Twister" and about my writing. It's always nice to get an oh kay from the master.

    James Robison – Sep 26, 2011

    Thank you. Much needed words about that poem after grinding day. Best thng about grinding days--they hone appreciation for lazy rainy nights.

    Jim V – Sep 24, 2011

    Bill, the book comes out relatively soon. Maybe in October.

    Jack Swenson – Sep 22, 2011

    Thanks, Bill. Great comment. On the nosey. Thanks for the read and the fav for "The Heron."

    J. Mykell Collinz – Sep 22, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'A Life of My Own.' Your comments and * are greatly appreciated.

    Meg Pokrass – Sep 19, 2011

    thank you Bill for your words on my story "Burglaries", and other recent works, you are so kind and talented. I am a lucky person to connect with you in here in this unique writing family! sentimental, but it is true. xo

    J. Mykell Collinz – Sep 14, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'A Life of My Own-2.' Your take on the story is very helpful and I appreciate it.

    Jack Swenson – Sep 14, 2011

    Bill, "The List" is dedicated to English teachers everywhere. Thank you for your endorsement.

    Meg Pokrass – Sep 12, 2011

    Dear Bill, I didn't read your rejection letter because it had three words in the title and I've up to my breasts with three-word titles.

    So, I'm rejecting this rejection letter by habit, yet out of hand, and I'm letting you confess to faving it because the piece smelled ballsy.
    Warmly,
    Sister Ballsy

    Chad Rohrbacher – Sep 11, 2011

    Thanks for the welcome.

    Jack Swenson – Sep 10, 2011

    Thank you, Bill, once again. Glad you liked my story about the teacher.

    J. Mykell Collinz – Sep 08, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'A Life of My Own.' I greatly appreciate your comment.

    Joani Reese – Sep 06, 2011

    Hi Bill: Thank you for being moved by my story "The Lost Boy." I love it when a student inspires me and I can share that inspiration with others.

    Jim V – Sep 06, 2011

    Bill, thanks for the kind words about Power Outage. It always pleases me most when anohter terrific poet likes something I wrote.

    Jack Swenson – Sep 04, 2011

    Thanks for the comment about "Flying," Bill. As for how Chicken fits in, you wouldn't to deny my old friend Jim a place in history, would ya?

    Jim V – Sep 04, 2011

    I like short poems, Bill. I think most poems, even mine, go on too long.

    Foster Trecost – Sep 02, 2011

    I've never had an expired visa. My problem was that I didn't have one in the first place. Lucky for me, Italy isn't so interested in kicking out illegals.

    J. Mykell Collinz – Aug 31, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'Nothing in the Middle.' I greatly appreciate your comment and *.

    Jack Swenson – Aug 31, 2011

    You are a gentleman and scholar, Bill. Thanks for the good grade for "Visiting Sally."

    Foster Trecost – Aug 31, 2011

    Hi bill. Just a little thank you for spending some time with Blank Checks - I really appreciate the read and your comments. This isn't the first time you've been #10. fos.

    Foster Trecost – Aug 25, 2011

    Thanks for reading The Pretenders, Bill. "Promising starts" are about as far as I get these days - so it goes in the summer months. fos.

    Jack Swenson – Aug 25, 2011

    Poor Pete. He died of alcoholism. Thanks for the read, comment, and star for "The Apostate."

    J. Mykell Collinz – Aug 23, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'Bubble Busting, Boom!' Your comments, corrections, and suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    Soon to be deleted – Aug 23, 2011

    Hey, Bill, thanks for reading and commenting on (and fav-ing) Notice.

    Penny Goring – Aug 23, 2011

    Thanks for the Fav, Bill. (Just followed you on Tweety) x

    FM Le – Aug 23, 2011

    Bill! Thanks for the read and comment. I always enjoy your comments because you always find more than I see.

    - Felicia

    Joani Reese – Aug 18, 2011

    I know I have succeeded in my quest to create a hiccupless poem when Bill Yarrow offers praise without revision suggestions ; ) Thanks, Bill. I appreciate you.

    ABxx – Aug 14, 2011

    Thank you for the compliments on "Madeline", Bill. Much appreciated!

    Jack Swenson – Aug 12, 2011

    Bill: Thank you, my friend. Read the article on Chagall in Wikipedia. The first paragraph under "Home Life." Mystery of the title solved! Amazing that you were able to i.d. some of the "verses." You nailed #1 and #4. Great detective work!

    James Robison – Aug 11, 2011

    Quite simply, the title here, and in Euclid, send a strong signal that what will follow will be light and playful. I know one could argue that it's an interesting task, maybe a necessary one, to defeat or rework this old, this leftover emotional formula. But I can't get around it in these two. What's gained? What is lost?

    Foster Trecost – Aug 10, 2011

    Hi Bill, thanks for taking the time to read and leave comments on Eight States Away - really appreciate it. fos.

    Tina Barry – Aug 04, 2011

    Thanks for the kind words and the star, Bill. Glad you like "Don't Grieve for Fish." Do you ever teach in the NY area?

    Jack Swenson – Aug 04, 2011

    Thanks, Bill. I'll be on the lookout for your film tout. Gotta get out to our zoo again pretty soon. See if they put a diaper on the big cat.

    DJ Young – Aug 04, 2011

    Thank you for the kind welcome!

    Foster Trecost – Aug 03, 2011

    Hi Bill, sorry I'm so late with this, but thanks for reading Cactus. Also, and this is a credit to you, the editor who published it also nixed the last line - not sure why I added it back in. Thanks, fos.

    MaryAnne Kolton – Aug 03, 2011

    Thank you, Professor Yarrow, for reading and faving the Tree Car Crash. Wait, did I commit to reading? Are you sure?

    Penny Goring – Aug 01, 2011

    Thanks Bill, such a great comment. Onion came out so quick & easy i decided it must be superficial crap but i honed it because it was the best i could do. It by-passed thought & i reckon it maybe felt like surface simply because I'm inside out. Something like that anyway. XXX

    Marcus Speh – Aug 01, 2011

    hey, bill, thanks a thespian ton for yr comment on "ginger". that cage is acutely felt ... by me, by you, too, i'm sure. a place worth escaping from & returning to!

    Carol Reid – Aug 01, 2011

    Bill, thanks for the thumbs up on the Hebrides piece. I appreciate it.

    Kait Mauro – Aug 01, 2011

    Thank you, Bill. As always, your comment on my poem was appreciated in abundance.
    -- Kait

    James Robison – Jul 31, 2011

    He's looking at Euclid
    Meanwhile, the sandstorm of time
    keeps polishing the geometry of space

    J. Mykell Collinz – Jul 30, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'The Golden Sax Man.' I do appreciate it, greatly.

    J. Mykell Collinz – Jul 29, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'Mercury Unbound-7.' I greatly appreciate your comments and suggestions: also your *.

    Joani Reese – Jul 29, 2011

    Bill: Thanks for always being a close and connected reader. I appreciate your comments on "The Rest Home."

    Mark Reep – Jul 28, 2011

    Glad 'Reasons' gave you a laugh, Bill, thanks. Spackling, scumbling, spalting, stippling- Never been entirely certain which was which :)

    Robert Salley – Jul 28, 2011

    Thanks Bill for the comments and advice on "Suzanne", Bill.
    I did rework it a bit... hope it still works.

    Robert Salley – Jul 26, 2011

    Bill, I received Wrench over the weekend and devoured it. Thank you so much for directing me to the right place to buy it.

    It's a new favorite!!

    Robert Salley – Jul 26, 2011

    Bill, I received Wrench over the weekend and devoured it. Thank you so much for directing me to the right place to buy it.

    It's a new favorite!!

    Joani Reese – Jul 24, 2011

    Bill: What a generous comment you left me about "The Human Condition." It was a soft-tipped "arrow" that flew directly into my heart ; ). Best.

    Jack Swenson – Jul 22, 2011

    Yes, yes--indirect free style. (That sorta describes most of what I set down on paper.) Thanks for your clarifying comments and for the fav!

    Berit Ellingsen – Jul 19, 2011

    Thank you for the encouragement to post in the Publications 2011! Just did, and will certainly continue to do so.

    Love the line about mirror on your website btw.

    Marda Miller – Jul 19, 2011

    Hi Bill, thank you for reading The Escapists. I will post the rest of the story - as soon as I complete it :) Cheers, Marda

    Joani Reese – Jul 16, 2011

    Hi Bill: Another thank you for your comments about "Soir Bleu." You're a champ.

    Jack Swenson – Jul 15, 2011

    Bill, thanks for your comment & fav for "Old Age." I'm going to go out and get me a Moment trap. They're slippery little devils.

    J.A. Pak – Jul 15, 2011

    Thank you for the invite to 2011 Publications!

    Rene Foran – Jul 15, 2011

    Thanks for the invite! So glad you remembered me as I have been MIA lately :)

    Myra King – Jul 15, 2011

    Hey Bill, congrats on so many publishing credits. Thanks for the invite to the site. I think it's a great way to support those mags/publishers who support us. (In naming them or putting up their links) BTW Loved your latest poem *

    Maura Fitzgerald – Jul 15, 2011

    Bill, appreciate you reading Snapshot -- and for your comments. Guess we all have a photo like that in a shoebox somewhere.

    Penny Goring – Jul 15, 2011

    Thanks for the invite x

    Berit Ellingsen – Jul 15, 2011

    Hi Bill! Thank you so much for inviting me to the 2011 Publications group! You got some impressive publications this year. Looking forward to seeing what the others show too.

    Robert Salley – Jul 13, 2011

    Thanks for the comments on "...Jersey Rails" Bill. It means a lot to me.

    Penny Goring – Jul 12, 2011

    Thanks for reading & commenting on my Ornamental Onion. (I was thinking mostly about myself, really, as per bloody usual!) XXX

    Gill Hoffs – Jul 11, 2011

    Thank you for commenting and fave-ing on 'Sparking a sneeze' - I'll think about an alternative title before sending it out [when I get more used to submitting online]. Thanks for the feedback, very much appreciated.

    Greg Davis – Jul 11, 2011

    Hi Bill,
    Thanks for your close read of my post "Amateur Theory of the Universe." The way you parsed it was exactly correct. I appreciate your time and your kind words.

    Robert Salley – Jul 10, 2011

    Bill, I just ordered a copy of Wrench. Looking forward to its arrival.

    Joani Reese – Jul 10, 2011

    Thanks for your definitive response to "Release" Bill. I appreciate it.

    J. Mykell Collinz – Jul 10, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'Mercury Unbound-5.' Your comments, suggestions, and corrections are always welcomed and appreciated.

    Robert Salley – Jul 09, 2011

    Bill, I took your advice on "1987...". Thank you!

    Joani Reese – Jul 09, 2011

    Bill: A "very very fine" from you is high praise indeed. Thanks for reading and liking "Happy Hour."

    Robert Salley – Jul 08, 2011

    I'm loving your work, Bill. Glad to have found you.

    Jack Swenson – Jul 08, 2011

    And it's all true. Would I bs you? Thanks for the comment on and star for "Marriage," Bill.

    Foster Trecost – Jul 07, 2011

    Bill, thanks for reading and commenting on Hidden Reminders. I really appreciate the time you took for both. Your suggestions are really good; I wish I was good enough to see them through, but I'll give it a try. Also, I really like your title suggestion. Thanks. fos.

    Christian Bell – Jul 06, 2011

    Thanks, Bill, for reading and commenting on "Swim"!

    Jules Archer – Jul 05, 2011

    Bill, thanks for reading Burn, Baby, Burn. I love your comment.

    Foster Trecost – Jun 30, 2011

    Hi Bill. thanks for reading bliss. Thanks for the comment, too, but I've got some googling to do: Keyser Söze, Knut Hamsun. fos.

    Roberta – Jun 30, 2011

    Hi Bill,

    Cheers for the comment on 'Love' - that was food for thought. I think I will have a go at fictionalising my grandmother as a character. Might end up as a separate piece. I tried - quite a long while back - to write some of my other grandma's stories in the form of a series of monologues. The voice ended up as a character other than my grandmother herself. I wouldn't mind going back into that and playing around with it.

    Joani Reese – Jun 30, 2011

    A perfect response to craziness, Bill. You made me laugh--thanks!

    Foster Trecost – Jun 29, 2011

    Bill, that's the line that lead me to believe it was her, nagging at him over the years - "these thoughts swim in your head". But as you suggest, maybe they've been his thoughts all along. Lots of depth to this one.

    Erin Zulkoski – Jun 28, 2011

    Bill, you ol' so-and-so. Thanks for reading and the comment on the hobo/hamburger piece. Glad you enjoyed it :)

    Jim V – Jun 28, 2011

    Bill, as always, thanks so much for the comment on "The Disease". Been pretty busy lately, but needed to drop in and let you know your support means a lot to me.

    Meg Tuite – Jun 24, 2011

    Always love your comments, Bill!! Thank you for reading "Couple Busting" and seeing a movie in this one!!! Definitely whacked out quartet here!!! Loving your work!!

    David Ackley – Jun 24, 2011

    Thanks for the thumbs-up for "South Texas Mobius," Bill.

    Emily Bertholf – Jun 24, 2011

    Thank you for your suggestions on September Morning. I admire your poems and will give it a shot.

    Jack Swenson – Jun 24, 2011

    Thanks, Bill. I am having a lot of fun with M. Chagall's stuff. Glad you liked that one. Misti found La Mariee. http://www.globalgallery.com/prod_images/600/adl-ea-sa121.jpg

    Marcus Speh – Jun 24, 2011

    bill, i think you're right about that relationship between generations. if you ever get to, listen to thomas mann putting words into old goethe's mouth in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotte_in_Weimar:_The_Beloved_Returns">lotte in weimar</a>. i think creatives feel the chasm more acutely than others...

    Beate Sigriddaughter – Jun 23, 2011

    Many thanks for your comment on "Windows."

    James Lloyd Davis – Jun 23, 2011

    Yes, a picture without a beard. No beards allowed while I was living at home. My Dad was ex-military. Not too many two year olds could get away with even a goatee in those days.

    Marcus Speh – Jun 21, 2011

    bill-you picked my favorite line from "<a href="http://www.fictionaut.com/stories/marcus-speh/under-the-apple-tree">under the apple tree</a>". and yes, intentionally funny: the serpent is the tragicomical hero of this tale...eats shoots and leaves. thank you!

    Robert Vaughan – Jun 19, 2011

    Hi Bill, thanks for your recent read and comments on 3 Short Shorts. Very kind!

    Foster Trecost – Jun 13, 2011

    Hi Bill, thanks for reading my bus driver story - I always apreciate your comments, and especially the ones that mention FD! fos.

    Roberto C. Garcia – Jun 13, 2011

    Hi Bill, you know Walt was right to wander the burroughs like he did. So much inspiration everywhere! Thanks for the read, comment and fave on "Summertime City".

    Mark Reep – Jun 12, 2011

    Bill, thanks for taking time for 'Bukowski', and for your feedback. Always appreciated!

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Jun 11, 2011

    Thank you for Benaue Rice Terraces. Much appreciated. Now I just need to find a magazine that will take it.

    Jack Swenson – Jun 10, 2011

    Bill, thanks for the read and comment. To make "Ants," all I had to do was write down the words when my wife repeated the conversation.

    Mark Reep – Jun 10, 2011

    Bill, thanks for your comments on House By The Sea. Glad you enjoyed.

    Christopher Allen – Jun 10, 2011

    Hey, Bill!
    Thanks for your encouragement on "The Number 4".

    Meg Tuite – Jun 09, 2011

    Thank you so much, Bill, for your generous comments on "Unsaid." I really appreciate your reading!!!

    Roberto C. Garcia – Jun 09, 2011

    Hi Bill, thanks for your comments and the Fave on "FENG THE CHEF REALIZES..." I'm tempted to start a group with poems and fiction dedicated to Liu Xiaobo and bringing attention to his plight.

    Meg Pokrass – Jun 09, 2011

    thank you Bill for visiting "Bee Sting" and commenting, and for your support.

    J. Mykell Collinz – Jun 08, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'Destiny Knocking.' I appreciate your comment and word analysis: erupts or irrupts.

    Larry Strattner – Jun 08, 2011

    Thanks for comment on "Freelance Assignment" Coming from a master of musical language it's uplifting. Cheers. LS

    Jack Swenson – Jun 08, 2011

    Bill, I made a copy of what you said (a response to "Snapshots"), and I am stopping people on the street, showing it to them, and saying, "Look what Bill said about my writing." Thank you so much.

    Marcus Speh – Jun 08, 2011

    dear bill, thank you for commenting on "in the nude" which was a difficult piece for me, not so much technically but emotionally. its humor covers some of the heaviness of personal history with the lightness of the landscape down there in italy.

    Misti Rainwater-Lites – Jun 08, 2011

    Hi Bill,
    Thanks so much for the compliment and the suggestion. You were right, of course! Reads/looks better now.

    Jason Henry McCormick – Jun 06, 2011

    Thanks for reading my story, Bill.

    Jim V – Jun 03, 2011

    Bill, thanks so much for the kind, ahem, no words on "She Danced Like Fred Astaire." Always an honor when you read my work.

    J. Mykell Collinz – Jun 03, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'The Forest is Falling.' I appreciate your helpful comment and suggestion.

    Tina Barry – Jun 03, 2011

    Hi Bill. I'm so happy you like "Life of Charlotte"! I'm a fan of your writing, so your words mean a lot. Thanks for being so generous.

    Misti Rainwater-Lites – Jun 03, 2011

    I will endeavor, Mr. Yarrow. Thanks!

    Penny Goring – Jun 02, 2011

    Thanks! (hurrah! I got a comment/fav!) XXX

    Jack Swenson – Jun 02, 2011

    Bill, thanks. "A suburban Chagall." I like that. P.s. When I post, I always await your verdict. No b.s.--I truly value your opinion.

    Foster Trecost – Jun 02, 2011

    Hi Bill, thanks for wading through my telephone story - it's kinda heavy, kinda thick. Always appreciate your comments. fos.

    Berit Ellingsen – Jun 02, 2011

    Thank you for your kind comment to Repatriation! Kafka has always held an attraction, so I'm very flattered from the comment. Thanks also for the message on twitter.

    Tina Barry – Jun 02, 2011

    Thanks, Bill. Glad you like the last line of "Tuscaloosa."

    Sam Rasnake – May 26, 2011

    Agree, Bill. Freund was one of the greatest of cinematographers - if for nothing else... Metropolis. I'd really like to know what scenes he directed in Dracula.

    Cheryl Snell – May 25, 2011

    Thank you, Bill! You're right,"Out" is much cooler without punctuation!

    Paula Ray – May 25, 2011

    Thank you so much for your kind words on Sky Without a Song. Wonderful to hear from you again.

    Jerry Ratch – May 24, 2011

    Thanks yet again, Bill. As always, you are right on the money!

    Meg Pokrass – May 24, 2011

    Wow, Bill thank you so much for your kind words about "Sit in Here." have you read Landon's flying? http://blipmagazine.net/archive-4/2010-weekly/jeff-landon/

    Jack Swenson – May 24, 2011

    You and Susan both--you're really something! Thanks for the comments on my nutty story--and for the star.

    Christopher Allen – May 24, 2011

    Hey, Bill! Thank you for stopping by and commenting on "The Pain Taster"! Much appreciated. Hope you're doing well.

    Kathy Fish – May 19, 2011

    Bill, thank you for reading and faving "Space Man'. Appreciate it!

    Linda Simoni-Wastila – May 13, 2011

    Bill, thanks for the generous comment and star on Unintended Consequences -- much appreciated! peace...

    J. Mykell Collinz – May 12, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'Raw Goods.' I greatly appreciate your comments, suggestions, and *.

    Jim V – May 12, 2011

    Bill, I wanted to come over here and thank you for the kind words on "Staying." Much appreciated. As always, the source of the compliment means a lot, and you're about the best there is.

    Foster Trecost – May 12, 2011

    Hey Bill, thanks for reading Table Thoughts, and thanks for the comment, too. I really appreciate your feedback. No, I've never read anything by FMF - should I? fos.

    Jack Swenson – May 11, 2011

    Yessir. Done. (No more caps for social services.) Thanks, Bill. For the correction and the comment and the fave!

    Meg Tuite – May 04, 2011

    Dear Bill,
    Thank you so much for your comments on "Sinister Age of the Draft." Universal, indeed! Andrew Stancek grew up in Czechoslovakia and said he had a similar experience! It does give us lots of material to work with!!! Always appreciate your reading and commenting!!

    Jack Swenson – Apr 29, 2011

    Inspiring comment, Bill. Thanks!

    Kathy Fish – Apr 29, 2011

    So thrilled you liked "The Bed", Bill. Thanks very much!

    stephen hastings-king – Apr 28, 2011

    thanks very much for the particularly lovely comment on my piece about falling into the essex river, bill. very flattering to see anything i do associated with butor.... stephen

    M – Apr 25, 2011

    Thank you for your wonderful remarks on my piece for my mother on mother's day. Thank you also for pointing out the typo. My mother would thank you. She used to be an English teacher, which was how she put my father through graduate school. Have a great week.

    James Lloyd Davis – Apr 25, 2011

    Bill, thanks ever so much for the read and the comment on "The Rising." Got carried away and totally forgot to pass around the basket after the sermon, so be sure to send in your tithes and off'rings ...

    Foster Trecost – Apr 21, 2011

    Bill, thanks for reading Misplaced Emotions. Your suggestion make such perfect sense, so clear - thank you so much for taking the time to share them with me. fos.

    Gary Percesepe – Apr 21, 2011

    hey bill--thanks for reading april 9. yeah, i am big maxwell fan. always. ciao, g

    Jack Swenson – Apr 20, 2011

    Thank you so much, Bill. (For your comment about "My Wife, My Love.") Wow! Believe me, what you said means a lot.

    Roberto C. Garcia – Apr 20, 2011

    Hi Bill, thanks for the comments on my poems! You are a poet I admire and I'm grateful for your encouragement.

    Foster Trecost – Apr 18, 2011

    Hi Bill. Thanks for reading Books and Covers, and thanks for the comment, too - means a lot! Also, thanks for the suggestion regarding "into the same thing" - I already made the edit.fos.

    Jim V – Apr 18, 2011

    Bill, I greatly appreciate you comments on "Miscarriage." Hope all is well and the writing is kicking.

    Christopher Allen – Apr 16, 2011

    Hey, Bill :)
    Thank you for reading and commenting on "A Literary Separation." Much appreciated. Hope you're doing well.

    James Lloyd Davis – Apr 14, 2011

    Thanks, Bill. for the fave and the comment on "David Foster Wallace meets the sage Lao Tse in a strange place."

    Foster Trecost – Apr 14, 2011

    Hi Bill, thanks for reading More Important than Money, I really appreciate that. And thanks for the comment, too - means a lot to me. The suggestion (if/whether) was perfect. fos.

    Jack Swenson – Apr 13, 2011

    Bill, congrats on the results of your hearing test. Perfect but selective hearing. You are blessed! Thanks for the kind words & fav for "Men Are Beasts."

    Susan Gibb – Apr 13, 2011

    Actually Bill, I thought it deserved a fave because of the originality of the concept as well as the fine structuring of it. I found it extremely funny and well thought out.

    Jerry Ratch – Apr 11, 2011

    Thanks once again, Bill! Very much appreciated!

    Soon to be deleted – Apr 11, 2011

    Thanks for comment on Reginald #1

    Alex Taitague – Apr 09, 2011

    Thanks. Can't wait to read more from you.

    Meg Tuite – Apr 09, 2011

    Thank you so much, Bill, for taking the time to read my stories and your generous comments!!! I am a huge fan!!

    Tina Barry – Apr 06, 2011

    Thanks for reading "August," Bill, and for the star! I'm new to poetry, so your kind words are appreciated.

    M – Apr 06, 2011

    Dear Bill: Thank you very much for your supportive and informative comments on alys. As always, I really appreciate your feedback.

    Robert Vaughan – Apr 06, 2011

    Bill,

    Thanks so much for your comments (on everything!) recently for "Watching Them." I really appreciate you!

    Marda Miller – Apr 06, 2011

    Bill - thank you so much for your comment on Now and Then, and for the title suggestion; which I will use! Cheers :)

    Brendan McKennedy – Apr 05, 2011

    Bill -- thank you for the comment & fave on "Where You Lay Your Dreams"!

    J. Mykell Collinz – Apr 04, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'Made in Japan.' I very much appreciate your comments and suggestions.

    Juhi Kalra – Apr 04, 2011

    Bill, thank you for reading and commenting on Gray Feline. I cannot take credit for the metaphor, it is how my mind is holding the dissociated part of me that keeps my anger.
    And my name, just btw, is Juhi : )

    Jack Swenson – Apr 02, 2011

    Bill, I couldn't ask for more: it works! Thank you so much for that comment about "Tatters."

    Misti Rainwater-Lites – Apr 02, 2011

    Hi Bill, thanks so much for the feedback and suggestion. I took it.

    M.H. – Mar 30, 2011

    Hi Bill,
    Many, many thanks for reading "Christina Heppel" - I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    Jules Archer – Mar 30, 2011

    Thank you Bill for reading "Hog Heaven". Appreciate!

    Kim Conklin – Mar 27, 2011

    Thanks for the comment on Humpty Dumpty 2011! Glad you liked the update.

    Darryl Price – Mar 27, 2011

    Thank you for the kind comments you made about my poem, "The Envelope and the Stamp." I do so appreciate your valuable time.And I'm very glad you found something worthy in it to like.

    Frankie Saxx – Mar 25, 2011

    Hi Bill. Thanks for reading Momma's Dogs. You were absolutely right about "will" vs. "can." I'm just getting started with your work. "Slutty mud" is a great expression. (I am Not a Corpse)

    -F.

    James Lloyd Davis – Mar 25, 2011

    Bill, thanks for the kind comment on "She said." And for the box of "envy." I'll be sending it back your way soon, I'm sure.

    Misti Rainwater-Lites – Mar 24, 2011

    Bill, I am so flattered by your compliment on my latest. Thanks for making it a favorite.

    David Ackley – Mar 24, 2011

    Thanks Bill for all your work on "Tortillas" which has earned you a share of any royalties and my deep gratitude.

    Jack Swenson – Mar 24, 2011

    Bill, Wow! Thanks for your great comment about "Big," and for the star, too.

    Meg Pokrass – Mar 24, 2011

    Bill - you are too kind. Thank you for your comments on the last 2 pieces. I was stunned by one of them it was so damn nice! You are such a wonderful reader and support to me. xo

    Seamus Bellamy – Mar 23, 2011

    Hello Bill, and thanks for your kind words about "Jack". I'm looking forward to reading your work just as soon as I overcome a massive pile of imminent deadlines.

    Misti Rainwater-Lites – Mar 23, 2011

    thanks for liking my latest!

    James Lloyd Davis – Mar 23, 2011

    "Not sure I want to be in the company of WB though!" Me neither ... and in triplicate.

    Boudreau Freret – Mar 09, 2011

    Bill, thank you so much for reading and commenting on "The Musical!"

    J. Mykell Collinz – Mar 09, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading '1965, what I wanted-2.' I greatly appreciate your comment and *.

    Jules Archer – Mar 08, 2011

    Bill - thank you for reading and commenting on "Health Code". Always appreciate any words from you.

    Jerry Ratch – Mar 07, 2011

    Thank you, Bill! Your encouragement means so much to me!

    Jack Swenson – Mar 07, 2011

    Thanks, Bill. Glad you liked "Still Life."

    Jack Swenson – Mar 05, 2011

    You're a champ, Bill. Thanks for the read and the star for "Surgery."

    Christian Bell – Mar 04, 2011

    Bill, thanks for reading and commenting on "1910, What I Wanted." Always appreciate your read and insights!

    Frank Vander Rasky – Mar 03, 2011

    Bill, whenever I hear from you it's a special occasion. My sincere thanks for taking the time to read and comment on "1993, What I Wanted." It's very much appreciated.

    Raymond Gibson – Feb 28, 2011

    This Zine's website seems to be down. Everything ok? Bought a copy of Wrench and it just arrived in the mail.

    Jerry Ratch – Feb 27, 2011

    Thank you so much, Bill! Appreciated, as always.

    Boudreau Freret – Feb 27, 2011

    Bill, thank you so much for your kind words on "1991" - hell, for even reading it for that matter. And for the star. Thank you!

    Jerry Schatz – Feb 26, 2011

    Bill, many thanks for your friendly remarks about "Root in a Bottle." I appreciate them.

    J. Mykell Collinz – Feb 26, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading '1965, what I wanted.' I greatly appreciate your comments and suggestions.

    Jack Swenson – Feb 25, 2011

    Thanks, Bill. I vividly remember the madness. And it's been twenty years. I appreciate your comment on "Merry-Go-Round."

    Soon to be deleted – Feb 24, 2011

    Much thanks for the suggestion to Answer.

    Jim V – Feb 24, 2011

    Bill, thanks! And I'm a SK fan, so I would have taken it as a compliment even if you didn't mean it that way. :)

    Seriously, there is a dark edge to the poem-- and to the Alabama collection as a whole.

    stephen hastings-king – Feb 21, 2011

    Hello, Bill. Thanks for the read and comment on my 93 word single sentence piece--and for the Stephen-Paul Martin recommendation. I'm quite enjoying his stuff so far. Flattered by the association as well. Hope this finds all fab with you.

    Meg Pokrass – Feb 20, 2011

    nono, sorry you don't spoil me. The effect is not spoiling it is encouraging. Sometimes I sound 8 years old, my logic is flawed, it is wonderful to have such support. xoxo

    Meg Pokrass – Feb 20, 2011

    thank you Bill! You are way too kind to me. I am spoiled rotten. And I love that. Thank you so much for your comment on "Tip".

    Jack Swenson – Feb 19, 2011

    Bill, Thanks for your comment--short but sweet--about "War." Thanks for the star, too!

    Jane Hammons – Feb 19, 2011

    Thank you Bill for reading Descanso.

    James Lloyd Davis – Feb 16, 2011

    Gladly, Bill, re Thomas, just as soon as I get home again.

    Joshua Michael Stewart – Feb 16, 2011

    Bill, thanks again for your kind words.

    Karen Eileen Sikola – Feb 16, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading and liking "The Moral of This Story Is." Very much appreciated.

    M – Feb 15, 2011

    Dear Bill: Thank you for remembering my story fly and liking it again. That means a lot to me!

    Jim V – Feb 15, 2011

    Bill, thanks so much for your continued support and the recent comments. They mean a lot to me.

    Larry Strattner – Feb 14, 2011

    Thanks for your comments on Economics. You're one of my bellweather people and I'm pleased when like something.

    Soon to be deleted – Feb 14, 2011

    Much appreciation for comments on untitled!

    FM Le – Feb 14, 2011

    Thanks for reading my latest poem! :)

    Jules Archer – Feb 14, 2011

    Bill - many thanks for your read and comments on "Liplorn". I greatly appreciate it.

    M – Feb 13, 2011

    Hi Bill. Thank you so much for your very generous, starry endorsement of ash. You have a terrific Sunday. - Q

    Jack Swenson – Feb 11, 2011

    Am I wrong? Bad things happen. Happy Valentine's Day, Bill.

    Lacey N. Dunham – Feb 10, 2011

    Hi Bill - I honestly don't know how I find the time to write but comments like yours on "Safa's Hair" make me glad I do!

    Chelsea Biondolillo – Feb 10, 2011

    Thank you for the read and feedback today on the poem formerly known as "untitled"... I appreciate the insights!

    Kim Conklin – Feb 09, 2011

    Thanks for the comment and fave on 10 Keys, Bill! I always appreciate your take on my work.

    Lena Vanelslander – Feb 07, 2011

    Love your work Bill ... Quality.

    Robert Vaughan – Feb 04, 2011

    Thanks for your comments on 10,000 Dollar Pyramid, Bill. You are one kind sir!

    Jack Swenson – Feb 04, 2011

    It's always something, Bill. Damn females. Thanks for the thumbs up for my bug story.

    M.H. – Feb 03, 2011

    Hi Bill - Thanks so much for your generous comments on "Nothing Good..." you've made my day!

    James Lloyd Davis – Feb 03, 2011

    Bill, thanks ever so much for the read and your comment on "Sic transit Gloria Mundy." Meant a lot to hear it.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Feb 03, 2011

    Thanks for the * for Mama's Funeral. Much appreciated.

    Michael J. Solender – Feb 03, 2011

    Bill - thx for the feedback on my piece - good suggestions that I'll incorporate when I submit for publication.

    Matt DeVirgiliis – Feb 03, 2011

    Bill, thanks for commenting on Love At Last. Glad you liked it.

    David Ackley – Feb 03, 2011

    Thanks again, Bill, for the kind comment and ideas. My homage to Mandelstam, such as it be, is here at " In the Jaws of Kronos", a play, still in progres.

    J. Mykell Collinz – Jan 29, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'Big Bang Cools.' I appreciate your implied suggestion on changing to past tense. It's something to think about.

    Jack Swenson – Jan 28, 2011

    Yup, that sums it up. A couple of lines that I borrowed from Twain. Thanks for the comment on "Carver Country."

    James Lloyd Davis – Jan 27, 2011

    Bill, thanks for the comments on "A heart that is not broken..." Glad you picked out the positive perspective.

    Joani Reese – Jan 27, 2011

    Hi Bill: Thanks for your comment on "For the Women." The form is demanding, but I'm happy with its final incarnation and that it found an appropriate home at Writers for Human Rights. I'm glad you like it.

    Roberto C. Garcia – Jan 27, 2011

    Hi Bill, thanks for the kind words on "A sense that something has happened".

    "Kissed me kindness" is me looking for a new verb to replace 'gave' but with emotion and some of the physical. Plus it feels good in the mouth to say, kissed me kindness.

    Frank Vander Rasky – Jan 25, 2011

    Thanks, Bill, for reading and commenting on “Jump Shots.” Very pleased you liked it.

    Jules Archer – Jan 25, 2011

    Bill - thank you for reading and *ing "Solar Plexus". Means a lot from you.

    Lacey N. Dunham – Jan 24, 2011

    Hi Bill,

    Thanks for the warm welcome. And now that the issue is up, I'll have more time to explore the site.

    stephen hastings-king – Jan 23, 2011

    hello...i really appreciate all your reads and comments, but particularly on the newest two (in between and the troupe)...i have the idea that something new is taking shape through them but i'm not yet clear on where it might lead. so it's good to know these work. plus bergman and resnais and robbe-grillet in one comment...i had to fan myself...

    Catherine Davis – Jan 21, 2011

    So pleased to have your read on "How to Take a Meeting." And thanks for catching that glitch. I knew something was wrong... * your *!

    Rene Foran – Jan 20, 2011

    Thank you, Bill for always reading my stuff and for giving advice where it is needed. I truly appreciate and use it all.

    J. Mykell Collinz – Jan 20, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'Disgeneration.' I greatly appreciate.

    David Ackley – Jan 20, 2011

    Thanks, Bill, for the comment and the suggestion. New guy mistake. Caps now expunged.

    James Lloyd Davis – Jan 20, 2011

    Thank you, Bill, for the comment and fave on "Foreplay." Should you wish to send a bottle of wine, just box it up, send it to me, c/o General Delivery, Munroe Falls, Ohio.

    J. Mykell Collinz – Jan 19, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'Woman on Top.' I appreciate your comments.

    Kim Conklin – Jan 19, 2011

    Thanks for the read and the fave on Sins of the Father, Bill! I'm thrilled you liked it.

    Michael J. Solender – Jan 19, 2011

    Bill, So glad you enjoyed Lunkers. Thanks for the compliment.

    Mark Reep – Jan 18, 2011

    Hi Bill, thanks for faving Last Bell- Glad you enjoyed. Much appreciated!

    Fred Osuna – Jan 17, 2011

    Thanks for your kind read of "Bogart Generations," Bill.

    Jack Swenson – Jan 15, 2011

    Wearing women's panties? Whatever you say, Bill.

    Foster Trecost – Jan 14, 2011

    Hi Bill, thanks for reading Just for Kicks, I appreciate the comments! Thanks for the suggestion, too. fos.

    Joshua Michael Stewart – Jan 12, 2011

    Bill, thanks for reading Film Noir & thanks for having good eyes. not too many (including myself) would've caught that error.

    Tina Barry – Jan 12, 2011

    Thank you for reading "Harpoon," Bill. You're always so generous with your praise. Thanks, too, for the star.

    Roberta – Jan 09, 2011

    Thank you for the comment on 'Source.' That place is a good place.

    J. Mykell Collinz – Jan 09, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'Creeper.' I appreciate your helpful comments and suggestions.

    Kim Conklin – Jan 08, 2011

    Thanks for the great comment and fave on Unheard, Bill. I always appreciate your close reads and thoughtful suggestions.

    Carol Reid – Jan 08, 2011

    Bill, thanks for the kind comment on "Sage"!

    Jack Swenson – Jan 08, 2011

    Thanks, Bill. My Tacoma's an '03. I've already got 43,000 miles on it.

    J. Mykell Collinz – Jan 08, 2011

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'Piece of Mind.' I greatly appreciate your comments and suggestions.

    Frank Vander Rasky – Jan 06, 2011

    Thanks, Bill, for the read and thoughtful comments on “Oh, Fish Eggs!” I will definitely explore first person narratives in various forms. Your scholarly, helpful feedback is much appreciated.

    Shelagh Power-Chopra – Jan 06, 2011

    Looked up the kawataba, sounds lovely & wonderfully odd
    Will have to read...like mishama mixed with a little Poe
    And that was a great stafford poem, thanks!

    Shelagh Power-Chopra – Jan 06, 2011

    Hopefully the Kawabata story doesn't involve albinos africans being hacked to pieces if not then I will read it..

    Thanks for your kind comments & I will rethink the "limbless" line, although perhaps the "limbs" in that sentence refer to his psyche instead of actual apendenges... Ok, surely stretching that...

    Jane Hammons – Jan 05, 2011

    Bill thanks for your comment on Headstone. When I first read it, I doubted you. Silly me! You're right. It would make a stronger poem starting there. I don't know what I'll do with this, but you've given me a new way to see it.

    Kathy Fish – Jan 04, 2011

    Hi Bill, thanks for the feedback for "Empty." That one's going into a new chapbook and I want it as polished as possible. Thank you.

    Jules Archer – Jan 04, 2011

    Bill - thanks for the comment and critique on "I Like It". I appreciate it a ton! Always, always. Cheers!

    Daniel Passamaneck – Jan 03, 2011

    thanks for taking the time to read through "For Starters." Glad it set well with you. Here's hoping for more along the same lines for us both this year!

    Jack Swenson – Jan 02, 2011

    Had to post it, Bill. "Mad Max," that is. Love that last line.

    J. Mykell Collinz – Dec 29, 2010

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'I'll be Home for Christams-2.'
    I greatly appreciate your helpful comments, suggestions, and corrections.

    Walter Bjorkman – Dec 29, 2010

    Hi Bill - been awhile. Thanks for reading Maduros. I wanted to convey at the end there how people, including the observer, then just go about their day with their simple pleasures, not even noticing the inequity/disparity between the two worlds. So I wasn't looking for a forceful ending in terms of statement, just a la-di-dah thing. If you are saying I could convey that stronger, then I must look at it, for I appreciate your critiques, Thanks again.

    Jack Swenson – Dec 29, 2010

    You tell me, Bill. My guess is that the piece is all about sex. Deadly sex, sex for sale, lesbian sex, adultery. But I don't know about the story, either. I may take it down and sub another from my "echoes & disconnects" series. (The first book is available now, and a vol. 2 is in the works.)

    Darryl Price – Dec 29, 2010

    Bill--thank you so very much for these kind words. I'm always honored by
    your presence at one of my poems. Thanks for reading. dp

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Dec 28, 2010

    Thank you for the comments on Erzurum. Very helpful.

    Jerry Ratch – Dec 28, 2010

    Bill,
    Just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your input on my work. Honestly, I don't know what we'd do without you around here!
    Jerry Ratch

    Con Chapman – Dec 24, 2010

    Bill--thanks for your read and education about Kyd. I'm writing here more or less what I wrote after your comment. I can never figure out if Fictionaut comments alert people higher up in the string. They don't for me, but from the comments people leave it seems it works that way for others.
    It was a tough poem to write, because it is every parent's worry, and I recall the Oscar Wilde quote--perhaps he said it for effect but there's some truth in it--all bad poetry is the product of genuine sentiment, or something like that.

    J. Mykell Collinz – Dec 23, 2010

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'I'll be Home for Christmas.' Your knowledgeable comments, corrections, and suggestions are always greatly appreciated.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Dec 23, 2010

    Thank you for reading Christmas Miracle. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Roberta – Dec 23, 2010

    Thank you for the lovely comment on 'Gift.'

    I haven't read any Robbe-Grillet (or rather, I think a writing tutor may have introduced me to an excerpt once, but it's vague in my memory.)Is there anything of his in particular you'd recommend as a starting point in reading him?

    Marcus Speh – Dec 23, 2010

    thanks for yr comments, bill. on "electric eyes" - SMALL letters: could be (about the tiny people). i write all first drafts in small caps. i only change it to the proper capitalisation if i can see the benefit, if you wish. it's a decision that i make intuitively, perhaps i shouldn't...i have a disturbed relationship with the entire caps system, as you can see.

    Sara – Dec 23, 2010

    Bill, Thanks so much for your kind note on Whipping Post. I really appreciate the read.

    Jack Swenson – Dec 23, 2010

    Thanks for commenting on my cozy little Christmas story, Bill. Ah, yes, the dreaded MM. Yet Marlow begins his sentences with subject & verb. What to do? What to do? And the AHD says either oversize and oversized is correct. Or do my old, weary eyes deceive me?

    Kim Conklin – Dec 22, 2010

    I'm so glad you liked Things Left Unsaid as a poem, Bill. Thanks for the fave, and great suggestion!

    Kim Conklin – Dec 22, 2010

    Thanks for the great comment and suggestion on Things Left Unsaid, Bill! I gave it a shot; we'll see what happens!

    Angela Kubinec – Dec 22, 2010

    Thank you, also, for reading "Dessert Buffet".

    Angela Kubinec – Dec 22, 2010

    Your opinion is especially valued, Bill. Thanks for reading "Casting It".

    Anonymous – Dec 17, 2010

    Bill,thank you for your only star...

    Cherise Wolas – Dec 04, 2010

    Merci beaucoup, Bill, for the great comments on Ping Pong, made my day!

    Susan Tepper – Dec 04, 2010

    Bill so glad you like oasis and thanks for the very nice compliment!

    Claire King – Dec 04, 2010

    Bill, thank you for taking the time to read & comment on It Stops. I appreciate your words.

    M – Dec 04, 2010

    Awesome stars, Bill, for god's man. I'll be keeping them all. Maybe I can string them on my tree. Cheers. -- Q

    Joani Reese – Dec 04, 2010

    Thank you, Bill, for your careful look at "Love Poem." You may be right. I'm a bit like Marianne Moore when it comes to my work. I never quit tinkering.

    Tawnysha Greene – Dec 03, 2010

    Thank you for your comments on "A Night in Saudi Arabia." They are much appreciated!

    Michael J. Solender – Dec 02, 2010

    Bill, I appreciate your read and thoughts on my tiny "Lost in the City" piece.

    Daniel Passamaneck – Dec 02, 2010

    Bill, what a pleasure to read your very kind comment about Wax Off. Titles are tricky, so glad this one seemed to you to get to the heart of things. Thanks for letting me know your thoughts about my little holiday rumination.

    Daniel Passamaneck – Dec 02, 2010

    Bill, what a pleasure to read your very kind comment about Wax Off. Titles are tricky, so glad this one seemed to you to get to the heart of things. Thanks for letting me know your thoughts about my little holiday rumination.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Dec 01, 2010

    Thank you for reading Hands and for the suggestion. I'll rethink this one.

    Con Chapman – Dec 01, 2010

    Bill--

    Thanks for the Baker/Barker catch. Now I have to spend my afternoon changing it on all the web sites where I posted.

    CC

    Jack Swenson – Dec 01, 2010

    Thanks, Bill. It means a lot to me that you liked my "fishing" story. It's one that still hurts to read.

    M – Dec 01, 2010

    You are too kind, Bill, you really are. I appreciate your words about loon and dark deer. They are encouraging to me and inspiring. Thank you. -- Q

    Cherise Wolas – Dec 01, 2010

    Bill, as always, I am delighted when you read my work. I appreciated your comment on Gin And A Cowboy! While I didn't take your noted comment, I wanted you to know that your comment did spur me to another revision, with the singularly original title of Gin And A Cowboy - Redux, just posted here. The most wonderful thing about comments from wonderful writers, is what they make you think about! So thank you, truly!

    M.H. – Nov 29, 2010

    Hi Bill - Thanks so much for your kind words on "Willie Nelson" - "The Proud Accounting" is a gem :)

    Kathy Fish – Nov 29, 2010

    Bill, thanks for the kind comment on "Repair Man." Appreciate the read.

    Frank Vander Rasky – Nov 27, 2010

    Bill, many thanks for taking time to read, and comment on, my story "The Duende." Glad you liked it. Best, Frank

    Jack Swenson – Nov 26, 2010

    Yah, but you get no bread with one meatball, don'tcha know. Always glad to get your responses, Bill. Thanks.

    Jack Swenson – Nov 26, 2010

    Wow. Really appreciate the comment about "Night & Day," Bill.

    Jules Archer – Nov 26, 2010

    Bill - thanks for reading and commenting on "Lay On Me". So very appreciated.

    M – Nov 24, 2010

    Dear Bill: Thank you so much for your very kind remarks about fly. I'm so glad you found it to be carefully crafted. This means a great deal to me. You take care of yourself and I'll be back after the holiday to read more Bill Yarrow. -- Q

    Lynn Beighley – Nov 23, 2010

    Bill, thank you. Sometimes I post a thing I'm really fond of and it's met with silence. Not this time.

    David Ackley – Nov 23, 2010

    Bill, thanks so much for reading 'under the skin' and your comment. Glad this caught your eye and approval.

    Susan Tepper – Nov 23, 2010

    Bill, thanks for "rug", I always love hearing from you and thanks for helping me on that MOM vs mom-- it always stumps me a moment and I generally end up doing it wrong, and Happy Thanksgiving Bill

    Joani Reese – Nov 23, 2010

    Bill: Thanks for your thoughtful response to June, Texas, 1993. In the last few years I find the muse has assumed the guise of my father. It would make him smile.

    Kim Conklin – Nov 22, 2010

    Thanks for the kind words on Eat, Pray, Network, Bill! I appreciate the read and your thoughts.

    Susan Tepper – Nov 22, 2010

    Hey Bill, thanks so much for your good words on Tall Men & have a nice Thanksgiving!

    M – Nov 22, 2010

    Hi Bill. Thank you for your excellent suggestion on my dog is and for your encouragement re: virtual recovery. Lovely hearing from you and very much appreciated. It is time for my next Bill Yarrow poetry fix. -- Q

    W.F. Lantry – Nov 21, 2010

    Bill,

    Thanks for your note about Mermaid. I really enjoyed that one.

    Thanks,

    Bill

    Boudreau Freret – Nov 21, 2010

    Thanks for reading, commenting, and faving Lettuce, Bill. I think I'm envious: no one has ever been that persistent to obtain a vegetable for a rendezvous with me. :)

    Robert Vaughan – Nov 21, 2010

    Thanks, Bill for reading and commenting on "Three Questions for any Doctor." And congratulations on your wonderful work in Blue Fifth! I really enjoyed it.

    Bill Yarrow – Nov 18, 2010

    Thanks, Jules. Glad you enjoyed the poem at Blue Fifth. Thanks for telling me.

    Jules Archer – Nov 18, 2010

    Bill - just had to say I love your piece at Blue Fifth. So good. So cool.

    stephen hastings-king – Nov 16, 2010

    Hello...Thanks much for the reads and comments on "A Dialectical Digression" and "Same Story Again." Both are greatly appreciated. I like the Marrianne Moore cite on the first. On the second: I can't tell you my uncle's story. I'm the only one in the family who never actually heard it. But shhh....that's a secret.

    Michelle Elvy – Nov 16, 2010

    Thanks for the careful read on The Chair, Bill. I always appreciate your comments. Glad you liked that phrase 'my algebra years' -- made sense to me when I wrote it. I'm changing those caps now -- you are right (but I could not get online earlier today to do it)!

    Jack Swenson – Nov 15, 2010

    Always glad to get your comments, Bill. Thanks for reading "Win Some."

    M – Nov 15, 2010

    Hi Bill. I'm glad you liked after amelia. Thank you for your generous comments. Have an excellent day! -- Q

    Cherise Wolas – Nov 13, 2010

    Terrific interview on Fictionaut Five, Bill!

    Kim Conklin – Nov 11, 2010

    Thanks very much for the kind words and fave on Rats, Bill. I always appreciate your comments.

    Susan Tepper – Nov 11, 2010

    Bill, thank you for "birds." I kinda forgot that little poem, and happy to see it was read again.

    Robert Vaughan – Nov 11, 2010

    Hi Bill, I enjoyed your recent interview on Fictionaut! Thanks for your insightful revealings.

    Ann Bogle – Nov 10, 2010

    Bill, I enjoyed your interview in Fictionaut Five. Why the number 986? Do I understand correctly that the aphorisms are posting at Twitter (for two years now)? I must sign up! Yours is a book of poetry I'd love to buy, and I'm a cautious buyer with shelves groaning and full. May a book of yours (Florid Psychosis) be so. It so impresses me that there are 60-80 of your poems in circulation at any given time. Lucky editors!

    M.H. – Nov 10, 2010

    Hi Bill - Thanks so much for your comments on "She Spread Her Legs" - I agree about the dissonance between the title & narrative - it's one of my favorite songs.

    Doug Bond – Nov 09, 2010

    aye...and the line before: Heigho, the tale was all a lie;
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful poem.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Nov 09, 2010

    Thanks for reading Color Coded Pills and for the kind words. Much appreciated.

    Cherise Wolas – Nov 08, 2010

    Bill, thank you for your wonderful comments on Unpacking Sentences. I greatly appreciate whenever you read my work. And, thank you for the lovely compliment about my finding the heart of I Am Not A Corpse - that was a singular line in the poem for me, as some, ahem, famous writer said... signifying all.

    Jules Archer – Nov 08, 2010

    Thanks Bill! I really, really, really, appreciate you reading "Mama's Mass".

    Kathy Fish – Nov 08, 2010

    Bill, it was my pleasure. As a fiction writer, I feel I learn so much reading the poetry on this site. You're a fine teacher. cheers, Kath

    Michelle Elvy – Nov 08, 2010

    Thanks for the read and comment on Two Trees, Bill!

    Jack Swenson – Nov 08, 2010

    Bill, thanks for your great comment on "Welcome Back." I'm happy that you liked the story.

    stephen hastings-king – Nov 03, 2010

    thanks much for reading and commenting on the 10th event particle, bill. glad you like the bottle of vodka, too.

    Kathy Fish – Nov 02, 2010

    Thanks, Bill, for the kind comment on, you know, that long-titled story of mine.

    Jack Swenson – Nov 02, 2010

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    Jules Archer – Nov 02, 2010

    Bill - thanks for reading and commenting on "Romance Writes" and the grammar tip. Always, always appreciated!

    J. Mykell Collinz – Nov 01, 2010

    Hi, Bill. Thanks for reading 'Fifty Five Words or Less.' Your link to the story behind "lighght" and Aram Saroyan's book of one word poems is greatly appreciated.

    Gary Percesepe – Nov 01, 2010

    mille grazie for your reading of with mary--

    you are an astute reader--

    hem, sure--as in the parataxis i was trying for--

    something about mary? amen--all the marys we have known (where i grew up in italian american ny, everyone was mary. or paulie

    anyway--thx for reading, bill

    Kathy Fish – Nov 01, 2010

    Thanks, Bill Yarrow, for your kind words for "Sidereal."

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Nov 01, 2010

    Thanks for reading Musical. Glad you liked it. I must say, The Sound of Music has grown on me a bit. However, I'm not going out to buy a copy for myself.

    Angela Kubinec – Oct 29, 2010

    Bill, hello, and thanks for reading my "Liturgical" bit. I am interacting with Amazon after your suggestion.

    Kathy Fish – Oct 29, 2010

    Really appreciate the read and kind words for "How Elm Trees Die", Bill. I"m glad you liked it.

    Jack Swenson – Oct 27, 2010

    You are a prince of a fellow, Bill. Glad you liked "The Party."

    Julie Innis – Oct 27, 2010

    Bill, thank you. Not to keep pushing Borges at you, but saw this and wanted to share: http://caperlitjournal.weebly.com/contest.html

    Susan Tepper – Oct 26, 2010

    Bill, very flattered you went into the "bowels" of my story list and dug out Deer, and that it affected you. I'm honored, thank you Bill

    Roberta – Oct 25, 2010

    Hi Bill,

    Cheers for the kind comment on 'She Doesn't Live Here.' Much appreciated.

    M – Oct 25, 2010

    Bill: Thanks for your very kind support of the birds in shades of a young miss zorita. I very much appreciate it. Yours -- Q

    Kathy Fish – Oct 25, 2010

    Thanks Bill for the comments and fave for the Martin Ripley story. What a great name. Martin Ripley. I'm happy to know he actually exists.

    Kim Conklin – Oct 24, 2010

    Thanks for the comment on The Point, Bill! Glad you liked it!

    Julie Innis – Oct 23, 2010

    Borges (k)Not in form, but in 'the contamination of reality by dream' (from the intro to my Labyrinths, a favorite) - your images are fantastic, in all senses. At least, that's where I am in my reading today.

    James Lloyd Davis – Oct 23, 2010

    Bill, thanks for the kudos.

    Cheers,
    El Pinche

    Sara – Oct 23, 2010

    Bill, Thanks for your nice note on Tomorrowland. Hope you're doing well, Sara

    Jules Archer – Oct 19, 2010

    Bill - I must thank you for reading and commenting on "John & Cathy Come Home". I greatly appreciate your feedback.
    Cheers!

    Peter Erich – Oct 19, 2010

    you clever clever man!

    Foster Trecost – Oct 18, 2010

    Hi Bill. Thanks for the read and comments on Sunrise. I'm working on the title, but I'm not very good with titles...
    foster.

    M – Oct 17, 2010

    Thank you for reading and commenting on my piece "while we sleep," Prof. Yarrow. I look forward to treating myself to your own beautiful creations. Yours -- Q

    Carol Reid – Oct 17, 2010

    Bill, thank you for reading Lavender. I appreciate your comment very much indeed.

    peter darbyshire – Oct 17, 2010

    Thanks for the kind comment re "Eclipse." I thought about making it a longer trail of debris, but I worried that if I went too far along that path I might never stop.

    At any rate, looking forward to reading more of your stuff when the new baby allows me to surface again.

    Meg Pokrass – Oct 17, 2010

    Bill, thank you! and thank you for sharing "The Naming of Parts" - this really made me smile big. So nice, Bill!

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Oct 16, 2010

    Thanks for reading Phantom Soldiers and for suggesting the read. I'll take a look for sure. I want to write a volume of war poems about Korea. My grandfather fought there.

    Kim Conklin – Oct 15, 2010

    Thanks so much for the great comment on 4P28. I'm so glad you liked the "armoured heart" line. It's my fave, too!

    Mark Reep – Oct 15, 2010

    Bill, thanks for reading, and for your comments. All best.

    Kathy Fish – Oct 14, 2010

    Thanks, Bill, for commenting on and faving "Wake Up." I'm glad it made you smile!

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Oct 13, 2010

    Thanks for the suggestions for Alice Sundew. It does look better.

    stephen hastings-king – Oct 11, 2010

    Hello Bill: Thanks for reading and commenting on "White." I'm still adjusting to the 55 word constraint. It's lovely to see that the lines work.

    Kathy Fish – Oct 11, 2010

    Bill, thanks for the nice comment on "Searching for Samuel Beckett."

    Jack Swenson – Oct 10, 2010

    Thank you, Bill. 'preciate your comment about "Water, Water."

    Mark Reep – Oct 09, 2010

    Thanks for your comment on Better Days, Bill. All best.

    Cherise Wolas – Oct 08, 2010

    Bill,
    As always, I greatly appreciate your comments and input on my work, and thanks for the fave on Redux (Things I Should Have Done #4) now retitled... Heartbreak Waiting To Happen. I kept "answers aforethought", but I did tinker with the ending. With gratitude, as always.

    Paula Ray – Oct 07, 2010

    Thank you once again for your kind words on my work.

    Jack Swenson – Oct 07, 2010

    Thanks, Bill. I am going to get a box to keep my deleted endings in. I can't seem to learn to stop yakking.

    stephen hastings-king – Oct 06, 2010

    hello, bill: thanks for commenting on "pineapple." it's a peculiar piece.

    Paula Ray – Oct 04, 2010

    Thank you once again, Bill. I'm delighted this little ditty pleased you.

    Jack Swenson – Oct 03, 2010

    Thanks for noting that line, Bill (in my post 9/11 story). I liked it, too.

    Jerry Ratch – Oct 01, 2010

    Thanks again, Bill. You are so encouraging!

    J. Mykell Collinz – Sep 29, 2010

    Thanks for reading 'Blues Away,' Bill. I changed the ending at your suggestion. And I think it's better. Thanks again for that.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Sep 29, 2010

    Thank you for reading Water Heart. Glad you liked it.

    Jerry Ratch – Sep 29, 2010

    Again, I really want to thank you for all your input so far on my Voice of the Past series of pieces. Don't know yet how they'll be put together. Thanks again, Bill!

    See ya – Sep 29, 2010

    Thanks Bill for reading "Sweet Sour" and your comments and support. I appreciate you.

    Paula Ray – Sep 27, 2010

    Thank you once again, Bill. I'm so glad you enjoyed Johnny Mercer's Pier.

    Paula Ray – Sep 27, 2010

    Wow, what a compliment you gave me on Hollow - thank you so much - I'm blushing.

    Susan Tepper – Sep 27, 2010

    Bill, I'm a little confused: did you find the vagina girl "irresistible" or the story? ha ha! Sorry I just couldn't resist! Thank you, Bill (for real)

    Ann Bogle – Sep 27, 2010

    Bill, I appreciate your comments, always. Thanks for commenting on "Shoot the Moon."

    Julie Innis – Sep 27, 2010

    Bill, very happy to follow your work here. Always something to learn from you.

    Chris Okum – Sep 21, 2010

    I very much admire Compton-Burnett's work, Bill. Mother and Son especially. Thanks for the compliment and thanks for reading my work.

    Paula Ray – Sep 20, 2010

    Thank you for your kind words on Turtle Summer and Tethered Lashes. I'm so glad you enjoyed these, especially Tethered Lashes. I will post more, but I figured I needed to wait a day or two in between postings. You are sweet to request more :)

    stephen hastings-king – Sep 20, 2010

    Thanks very much for reading and commenting on the pieces that I've posted here, bill. I appreciate both very much.

    Jules Archer – Sep 20, 2010

    Hiya Bill-
    Ah, as always thanks for the critique, great comments on "Just a Mountain". Much appreciated and I always look forward to hearing your thoughts.
    Cheers!

    Kim Conklin – Sep 20, 2010

    Thanks for the comment on No Goodbyes, Bill! I always appreciate your suggestions.

    Jules Archer – Sep 19, 2010

    Bill, thank you for commenting on "The Ace". I always light up when I see a review from you. Cheers!

    stephen hastings-king – Sep 14, 2010

    every time i have taught proust my life fell apart. you'd think this would worry me. instead i am looking forward to trying again and again until i figure out what the linkage is and snapping it. as for gombrowicz...cosmos is one of the finer things ever. i love the sentences, love the idea of it, everything.

    Sara – Sep 14, 2010

    Bill, thank you so much for finding Girl. I really appreciate the thoughtful read. I've been on a rotten FN hiatus all summer but I look forward to catching up on your work, and reading more, when life settles in a bit this fall.

    Kate Brown – Sep 12, 2010

    Many thanks for your comment on 'Swimming Pool', Bill.

    Randal Houle – Sep 11, 2010

    Bill, Thank you for your kind read on "Thursday." I love that you seem to always find that one thing that can be done without. Keep it up! Much appreciated.

    Meg Pokrass – Sep 11, 2010

    Bill - thanks for wanting a Siberian life too! ha:) Very much appreciated!

    Meg Pokrass – Sep 11, 2010

    Bill - thanks for wanting a Siberian life too! ha:) Very much appreciated!

    Foster Trecost – Sep 10, 2010

    Hi Bill, thanks for reading Ripe. Thanks for the comment, too. foster.

    Kim Conklin – Sep 10, 2010

    Thanks for the kind words on Telephone, Bill. So glad you liked it.

    Kathy Fish – Sep 08, 2010

    My pleasure. Back at you, Bill!

    peter darbyshire – Sep 07, 2010

    Thanks for the comment on "Real life." As it turns out, there is a film related to this subject: Lars and the Real Girl. It wasn't an influence -- a magazine article about a Real Doll repairman was -- but it is out there.

    Frank Vander Rasky – Sep 07, 2010

    Bill, thanks for your nice comment and great feedback on “Sono Canadese (I am Canadian).” Very much appreciated.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Sep 06, 2010

    Thank you for your suggestions on The Secrets of the Dead. Always appreciated.

    Linda Simoni-Wastila – Sep 06, 2010

    Bill, really enjoyed Parabola Tango. In trying to figure out why it worked beyond the words and the content (which were wonderfully astute), it was also the meter, the combination of 11 and 8 beats. It seemed a funky combination, at least for me, but it left that bit of tension not apparent in the words.

    Anyway, dissecting stuff to see why they work. Peace...

    Lou Godbold – Sep 04, 2010

    I appreciate you stopping by "An Honorary Jew." I think you're right and the piece would work well acted out as dialogue, but I'd hate to miss the nuances of, for example, the suspicion on the part of the nursing assistant by losing the narrative. Thanks for the thoughtful response, however.

    Kim Conklin – Sep 02, 2010

    Thanks for the kind words and the great feedback on Responsible. I always appreciate your thoughts.

    Michael J. Solender – Sep 02, 2010

    Thanks for reading and enjoying "Last Winter's Leaves" the chap is the same name and available here free: http://fullofcrow.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Last-Winters-Leaves-Ebook.pdf

    Alison Earls – Sep 02, 2010

    Hi Bill - thanks so much for your comments on my story, 'Far'. I've made that correction and tend it agree that the energy fizzles out at the end. I think, to take it beyond a story that complies with a word limit to one that should exist in its own right, I'll need to address that. I really appreciate your feedback.

    Randal Houle – Sep 01, 2010

    Thank you Bill for your read of my story "Leak Soup." Your comments are always welcome and helpful.

    Jerry Ratch – Aug 31, 2010

    Thanks, again, Bill! You have really been instrumental in encouraging me to further develop the Voice of the Past pieces!

    Tim Elhajj – Aug 31, 2010

    Hi Bill! I saw your poem Addiction in a recent issue of Pank and really enjoyed it. Well, done!

    James Lloyd Davis – Aug 31, 2010

    Thanks, Bill, for the fave and comments on "Snowlands..."

    Randal Houle – Aug 30, 2010

    Thank you for reading my stories and for your wonderful and helpful comments. It deserves its own post, but congratulations on the nomination.

    Kari Nguyen – Aug 29, 2010

    Bill, congrats on your nomination for Andalusia! It’s such an amazing poem and deserves recognition.

    Frank Vander Rasky – Aug 25, 2010

    For your wonderful comment on my story “Monsieur Editor and Madame Malaprop” – merci beaucoup! I’m thrilled you enjoyed it, Bill. You’ve made me feel most welcome on my Fictionaut maiden voyage.

    Kim Conklin – Aug 24, 2010

    Thanks, Bill, for the comment on Corner! I always appreciate your thoughtful reads.

    Meg Pokrass – Aug 24, 2010

    Hi Bill. Thanks for your helpful look at "Bob". I think you are spot on. Thank you!

    Heather Fowler – Aug 22, 2010

    My pleasure, Bill! Enjoyed it. Hope to read more of you.

    All warmest,
    Heather

    Michelle Elvy – Aug 19, 2010

    Bill! Thanks for the star on Between, and the kind words. I really appreciate it! :)

    J. Mykell Collinz – Aug 18, 2010

    Hi, Bill, thanks for reading 'Bud Business? Booming!' I appreciate your comment and fav.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Aug 18, 2010

    Having my own editor is a very good thing. Thank you.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Aug 17, 2010

    Thank you for reading Dream Catcher. As always, thank you for the suggestions. Its like like having my own editor.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Aug 17, 2010

    Thank you for reading Dream Catcher. As always, thank you for the suggestions. It like like having my own editor.

    David Ackley – Aug 17, 2010

    Thanks very much, Bill for the close reading and comments on "Paris..." I'm glad to have the comments on word choice, something this tight needing to stand up under that scrutiny.

    Jerry Ratch – Aug 17, 2010

    Great ideas for "Why We Need To Keep Writing." Thanks, Bill!

    Mary Lane – Aug 17, 2010

    Thank you for reading and pointing out that little typo, Bill. I am officially the world's worst editor. I have a trophy for it and everything. Best of luck.

    Harley

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Aug 17, 2010

    Thank you for reading Summer and the suggestions. Much appreciated.

    Jane Hammons – Aug 16, 2010

    Thanks for putting the link up to your noir blog. Great stuff there.

    J. Mykell Collinz – Aug 16, 2010

    Hi. Bill, Thanks for reading, A Fragmentary Vision. I very much appreciate your helpful comments and suggestions and I will continue working on it.

    Jules Archer – Aug 16, 2010

    Bill, Bill, Bill, you make me so happy when you comment. Thank you for your suggestion and review.

    J. Mykell Collinz – Aug 15, 2010

    Hi, Bill, thanks for reading His Longest Day. I appreciate your comments, suggestions, and corrections very much.

    Kim Conklin – Aug 13, 2010

    Thanks so much for the helpful comment on 3 a.m., Bill. Your suggestions were perfect!

    Doug Bond – Aug 12, 2010

    Bill...wow, thanks for spending some time on my stories. Really appreciate your suggestions and the affirmations on what you liked, particularly on WildBlue Yonder..i wanted those details to emerge

    Claire King – Aug 12, 2010

    Thank you Bill for once again visiting my pieces (this time my 55 word Upstream) and your kind words. Your encouragement means a lot.

    Cherise Wolas – Aug 12, 2010

    Thank you Bill for the star and your comments on In The Lake. So greatly appreciated, and I am pleased, as you are a wonderfully compulsive editor, that the ending worked for you!

    George LaCas – Aug 11, 2010

    Thanks, Bill, for your comments on "Godot, go wait yourself!" - GL

    Kim Conklin – Aug 11, 2010

    Thanks for the thoughtful comment and the fave on Limboland, Bill!

    J. Mykell Collinz – Aug 11, 2010

    Hi, Bill, thanks for reading and commenting on Halfway to the Top. I appreciate it very much.

    Kathy Fish – Aug 11, 2010

    Bill, thanks so much for the kind words about my micro with the long title. I really appreciate it.

    Kath

    Kait Mauro – Aug 11, 2010

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on my story, Bill. Made my morning brighter. :)

    Claire King – Aug 10, 2010

    Thank you for taking the time to respond with your ideas and insights, Bill. Very helpful, I do appreciate it.

    Claire King – Aug 09, 2010

    Bill, Thanks for your wonderful comments on Infinity Pool. I'm uncertain - the questions you ask, are you left wondering by the piece? Too much? Do you think some things should be more explicit? Eager to learn! Claire.

    George LaCas – Aug 08, 2010

    Hi Bill, thanks for your comments on "Poleward" - George

    Jules Archer – Aug 08, 2010

    Thank you for the feedback. I appreciate any thoughts from you. I shall work on this "icepick" idea...

    Kathy Fish – Aug 07, 2010

    Thanks, Bill, for the very kind words about "Foundling." Appreciate the read.

    Jules Archer – Aug 07, 2010

    Also, thank you for the comments on Small Potatoes". I value your opinion very much and really appreciate it. I'd love to know what you'd have the ending as...?

    Jules Archer – Aug 07, 2010

    It's true, Bill. Usually I find poetry too confusing or boring. With your poems - even though I may not get all of them...I get a gist and I love the writing.

    Just had to tell you.

    Kim Conklin – Aug 06, 2010

    Thanks for the comment and fave on Midnight Riders. And, thanks for the suggestion. I have not read Headlong Hall...yet.

    Christian Bell – Aug 06, 2010

    Bill, thanks for the Wile E Coyote YouTube link. You should’ve warned me not to be drinking a beverage while viewing!

    Kim Conklin – Aug 06, 2010

    Thanks so much for the comment and the fave on Midnight Riders! Calvino?! I'm so honored...

    Jack Swenson – Aug 05, 2010

    Bill, you had to see it to believe it! I mean the, uh, entertainer. Thanks for your comment on my "Peace" story. (I wonder why so many of my stories have that word in the title?)

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Aug 05, 2010

    Thank you for reading Arlington Cemetery: Section 60. Thank you for pointing out the typos, too.

    James Lloyd Davis – Aug 05, 2010

    Bill, thanks for the comments and the fave on "From the Fotomat # 3." I would like to have written a decent book on Kennedy in Dallas, but I doubt I could ever get close to Don DeLillo's home run, "Libra." Sort of the last word on that particular piece of history and one of my favorite novels of all time.

    Mark Reep – Aug 05, 2010

    Bill, thanks for your comments on 'Blue Pinto'. A follow-up, 'Check Engine', is up in the current Word Riot.

    Joshua Michael Stewart – Aug 04, 2010

    Bill, thank you for reading my poems and thanks for the helpful comments. Best to you.

    George LaCas – Aug 03, 2010

    Sure, Bill - glad you liked the tweak.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Aug 01, 2010

    Thank you for reading Over Breakfast. Much appreciated.

    Kim Conklin – Aug 01, 2010

    Thanks for the kind words, Bill. I appreciate the read.

    Lori Lou Freshwater – Aug 01, 2010

    Bill, thank you for the comment on my poem 'On West 4th St' and I apologize it took so long to get here.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Jul 30, 2010

    Thank you for reading The Abyss of Contemplative Hatred and for the high praise. Thank you, too, for the suggestion.

    Claire King – Jul 30, 2010

    Thank you, Bill for your very flattering comment on Good Home Wanted!

    Michelle Elvy – Jul 29, 2010

    Thanks for your thoughtful comment on A Night of Not Knowing. I know I'm not the only one who's been through this. And of course the happy ending makes it easier to write. But putting oneself into that moment again, reliving the 'not knowing', is intense. I guess you and your wife do that quite frequently too, even after all these years. So glad to hear of your healthy bouncing 29-yr-old, Bill!

    Kim Conklin – Jul 29, 2010

    Thanks so much for the thoughtful comments on Waiting for the Light. I appreciate the read.

    Kathy Fish – Jul 29, 2010

    Yeah, that animation site is fun to noodle around with. My daughter spends lots of time there. I think it's time for school to start, ha...

    Kathy Fish – Jul 29, 2010

    Bill, thanks for reading and faving "Watermelon." I'm going to make the change you suggested.

    James Robison – Jul 28, 2010

    Lest there be any misunderstanding, I was giving the post a star in recognition of its superb good taste. His letters are fascinating. Memorable.
    AND. About time that book got sent. It's been, like a whole day.

    James Robison – Jul 25, 2010

    Eerie. Just reading Susan Tepper's smoking story because she and I were talking about film and I HATED last line and then saw, YOU said that very thing with more discretion. Two man army here.

    Kari Nguyen – Jul 24, 2010

    I’m reading "Getting Godless" right now. It’s extraordinary. Your writing is so absolutely exciting, and consistently so.

    Kari Nguyen – Jul 23, 2010

    Bill, what a fantastic thing to say. Thank you for that wonderful comment about Requirement, and about that first line in particular.

    Myra King – Jul 22, 2010

    Pleased you were moved by Broken Mirrors - hard one to write.
    Thanks for the fav

    J. Mykell Collinz – Jul 21, 2010

    Bill, thanks for reading At Seventeen. I appreciate your helpful suggestion.

    Rene Foran – Jul 21, 2010

    Thanks, Bill for your advice on Non-Renewable. Much better.
    As always I appreciate you taking time to read my stuff.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Jul 19, 2010

    Thank you for reading and giving suggestions to Ocean Front Epitaph. Much appreciated. I'll play around with it a little more.

    Jack Swenson – Jul 19, 2010

    Bill, Yes! Ten favs now for MM. Thank you!

    Michelle Elvy – Jul 19, 2010

    Thanks, Bill, for your wonderful comment on Bedtime Story! Looking forward to catching up with your latest too...

    Juhi Kalra – Jul 18, 2010

    Thank you Bill for your suggestion on "Foundation". I will work on the meter. So far, though, I have not been great with edits and re-do's. Never say die, I suppose. Always appreciated.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Jul 18, 2010

    Thank you for reading and commenting on Union of Opposites. Glad you liked the lava lamp line.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Jul 18, 2010

    Thank you for reading and commenting on Union of Opposites. Glad you liked the lava lamp line.

    Juhi Kalra – Jul 16, 2010

    Bill, Your kindness always humbles me. In "Brass" the last couplet would indeed make a great refrain for a longer piece listing all my inadequacies :) So grateful for your reading my schtuffs.

    Susan Tepper – Jul 16, 2010

    Bill, I'm so glad you liked All Credit Rescinded and appeciate all your commentary, many thanks!

    Kari Nguyen – Jul 16, 2010

    Bill, thanks so much for your comments on my short stuff. Appreciate it!!

    Jack Swenson – Jul 15, 2010

    Three greats! Wow! Thanks, Bill. And you are absolutely right: it's all true.

    Ryder Collins – Jul 09, 2010

    Thanks Bill for liking my break-up piece!

    Sara – Jul 07, 2010

    Bill, Thank you so much for reading Crystal and Matrimony. The two are related, in a way.

    Meg Pokrass – Jul 06, 2010

    Thank you, Bill! I'm glad you enjoyed "Perch"!

    Matt Dennison – Jul 05, 2010

    "Thanks do much for the great comment on “Magritte.” Appreciate the support, Matt."

    Something that is already floating, diving, flying does not *need* support.

    ;-)

    Jules Archer – Jul 03, 2010

    Hi Bill-
    Thanks for your comment on "Quotes". Much appreciated.
    And thanks for the spelling tip!

    Cherise Wolas – Jul 02, 2010

    Re: Lake Chelan. Bill, I so love the freedom you feel with me, and in general, to provide your input. For me, this is what fictionaut is about. So listen. Yes, comma after "at dusk." You were right, I got rid of "together" after naked. I got rid of, then put back, bound, I just the image of limbs bound. I had to keep overturned in the corner. But your edits and comments gave me so much food for thought, and I greatly appreciate it!

    Tina Barry – Jul 02, 2010

    Thanks for your generous words about "One Bag of Popcorn," Bill. It's an odd little piece. I'm glad it speaks to you.

    Cherise Wolas – Jun 29, 2010

    I received the book, thank you for that and the wonderful inscription. So enjoyed your Fictionaut Fave piece on Ann Bogle!

    Cynthia Hawkins – Jun 27, 2010

    Thanks Bill! Following you back on Twitter :)

    Susan Tepper – Jun 26, 2010

    Bill, thanks so much for reading and liking "blinking blinking"

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Jun 25, 2010

    No worries. I hope you enjoyed your time in NC.

    Cherise Wolas – Jun 24, 2010

    Bill,

    I appreciate you taking the time to read my Things I Should Have Done series. Terrific comments and I loved your questions!

    Jerry Ratch – Jun 23, 2010

    Thanks, Bill, for your great suggestion on my poem About My Dad. Perfect!

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Jun 22, 2010

    Thank you for reading Allah Akbar. I'm pleased you liked it.

    Roberta – Jun 22, 2010

    The poem's worth looking up.

    I have no idea which Kibbutz he was on. I think more than one. He lived in Israel for a good few years in his twenties. Him, my aunt and grandmother moved out there. He went back to London eventually. My aunt stayed in Israel.

    George LaCas – Jun 22, 2010

    Thanks, Bill, for your appreciative comments about "Sunday Mourning" - and there might not really be any "Other": herself, some lost love, or a fantasy altogether.

    Robert Vaughan – Jun 22, 2010

    Hi Bill,
    I am grateful for your comments about "Furballs." Thanks for reading and have a great day!

    Juhi Kalra – Jun 21, 2010

    Bill, Thank you for your comment on "Four". I picked randomly from your posts, and am stricken by "The meaning of Life". Yes, I have known for a long time that testosterone does indeed drive the attention of the man sitting across from me at a table in a cafe (not in Tulsa). What a joy reading you has become.
    Much metta
    Juhi

    Cherise Wolas – Jun 21, 2010

    I find Facebook so confusing, following all the threads, the daily doings of people's lives! I rarely check in there! But thanks for friending me there nonetheless!

    FM Le – Jun 20, 2010

    I own Plath's unabridged journals (I believe I have all of her books, even Winter Trees!) - I haven't finished the journals though, I picked through it and read pieces at random because she was so brilliant, I thought if I tried to read her brutal honesty, I'd go creatively blind - it's around though - waiting for me to pick through it again - from what I've read about her though, I do understand that the Bell Jar was way too close to her real life.

    Karrie Higgins – Jun 20, 2010

    Thanks for your comment on my first story here at Fictionaut--a great way to start off!

    I am very excited to read your work as well.

    Roberta – Jun 16, 2010

    Hi Bill,

    Thank you very much for the comment on 'Her Ironing Board Stomach.' I do believe you're entirely right that the word 'surface' is redundant in its first usage. Whilst the repetition in that piece is obviously deliberate, I don't want a single word too many in it. Concision really isn't my norm, so it was a bit of a challenge for me, and I'd like to keep it as spare as possible.

    Anyway, nice to meet you and shall look forward to reading some of your writing.

    Roberta

    Jerry Ratch – Jun 15, 2010

    Great idea, Bill!
    Jerry

    Jack Swenson – Jun 15, 2010

    Bill, thanks for great "review" of "Naked Ladies." Yes, the dislocations is what I was looking for. Meg P. seems to do it so easily, and I can't.

    Cherise Wolas – Jun 14, 2010

    Bill,

    Thank you for your lovely comment and compliments, to my comments on The Meaning Of Life!

    Jerry Ratch – Jun 13, 2010

    I arrived in Berkeley in 1972. Christmas day 1971, to be exact. Also published something with the Berkeley Poets Coop. First book, Puppet X, was a long 65 page series published by Alta of Shameless Hussy Press in 1974.
    If you get a chance you might enjoy reading my pieces here called The Great San Francisco Poetry Wars. It may seem really familiar.
    Jerry

    Jerry Ratch – Jun 13, 2010

    Bill,
    I grew up in Villa Park, about 20 miles west of Chicago. A Burb if there ever was one. Couldn't wait to get out! Now living next door to Berkeley, in Oakland.
    Jerry

    Jerry Ratch – Jun 12, 2010

    Thanks, Bill! Illinois, my home town was near Chicago.
    Jerry

    Juhi Kalra – Jun 12, 2010

    Thank you for the compliment Bill on "What we Know". I hope you will continue your input on my humble additions. With luck, will begin to peruse Fictionaut's rich library this week, including your contributions. ~J

    Myra King – Jun 09, 2010

    Hey Bill, check it out - I've changed the title and several words! Thanks, again :-)

    Myra King – Jun 08, 2010

    Hey, Bill, I love the shorter form, and the title is much better, too. Like I said to Cherise, I wrote this and sent it out too quickly. Thanks, much appreciated :-)

    Michelle Elvy – Jun 06, 2010

    Thanks, Bill, for your comment on Rock On. Glad you liked it. Been a crazy week; looking forward to seeing what you've been up to here again...

    Myra King – Jun 01, 2010

    Thanks, Bill, glad you liked my poem :-)

    Matthew A. Hamilton – May 30, 2010

    Thank you for reading and for your suggestions on Nothing to Do. Much appreciated.

    Susan Tepper – May 29, 2010

    Bill, want to thank you for reading and comments on Over the Mediterranean, much appreciated

    Michelle Elvy – May 25, 2010

    And thanks, too, for the comment on A Knobby Thing. Glad you liked the punch of the new world. Will think on your suggestion about the ending. Endings are important - does it work without that last sentence, really?

    Michelle Elvy – May 25, 2010

    Thank you Bill for your comment on Love, Story! Glad you like the references. Tell me, do you secretly prefer King Missile over ABBA too? :)

    Cherise Wolas – May 21, 2010

    Bill,

    Thank you! I'm not sure what I am taking from your poetry is what you intend (though I do so appreciate that I've encouraged a bit of explanation from you, and take a bit of pride in that), but I have to respond honestly because your poetry does something to me, and for me.

    Kait Mauro – May 21, 2010

    Thanks so much! :) It's a pleasure to have you on the site.

    Ann Bogle – May 20, 2010

    The hook is she was a lesbian who used the word. There are further hooks, but I shall strive to be salesmanlike about it. I had thought of historical society presses, but it appears that a literary press may be interested. I am hoping the whole set of notebooks can go to a special collections library or historical society. I revere the Minnesota Historical Society Press, my favorite in the state where three of the top five small presses in the country reside. That's a boast of the state. The lady herself was from the East. Keep in touch, perhaps advise. Thanks and looking forward!

    Ann Bogle – May 20, 2010

    That is so interesting that diaries are your area of scholarship. I am presently consulting in a diary project -- a real, not a fictive one -- that covers 40 years to 1930, the diary of a woman who lived to be 106. Her 55 notebooks are being typed, and we are looking for a publisher. Any thoughts on that, send a msg. if you like. Thanks for the fav on the Danny O story!

    Robert James Russell – May 19, 2010

    Ah...me as well. Joined in May. :)

    Robert James Russell – May 19, 2010

    No problem, Bill. Like I said, quite enjoyed "Pain" - How long have you been on the site for?

    Cherise Wolas – May 17, 2010

    Thanks for the additional explication on Ferdinand Gets Married!

    Myra King – May 17, 2010

    Absolutely brilliant, Bill. Mirandized! I love it!

    Myra King – May 13, 2010

    Not kindness, Bill you are a damn good writer!

    Cherise Wolas – May 11, 2010

    Bill. I am looking at the six Knut Hamsun books that I have read and own: Growth of the Soil, Dreamers, Wayfarers, Pan, Hunger, and Mysteries. All lined up on a shelf in my study. I read them many years ago. I think that the reason I respond to your poems, and to Sam Rasnake's poems, and a few others on here, is for that very reason: they emanate from fiction, distilled down to its bare basics. I freely admit that I am a novice when it comes to understanding and reading poetry. I don't have the educational background it it, but I believe I can hold my own, despite my lack of poetic education. For me, a great story is just that: whatever its form, it's a tale I can read, that I can imbue with my own backstory, that I can take words from, and trail it out into the story I still want to hear. I take from it what I will, and when the poems move me, I am willing to be taken away by the writer.

    Cherise Wolas – May 11, 2010

    Bill,

    I'm a pure fiction person. My study, my bedroom, my brain, my writing, it's all piled high with narrative fiction. But there are a couple of poets on fictionaut, you included, who are educating me about poetry, and I am taking the time to read, to ponder. I may end up picking up the narrative, fiction thread which may not be the thrust of the poem, but there you have it. I do know that when I see your name on a poem, I know I will read it. Think, consider, analyze. So thank you.

    Lori Lou Freshwater – May 11, 2010

    Bill, thank you for reading and commenting on my poem (W 4th St) and I'm sorry for the delay in thanking you.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – May 10, 2010

    Yes, indeed. Maybe one day we will have a chess match.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – May 08, 2010

    Thank you for joining NC Writers. Happy to have you.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – May 07, 2010

    Thank you for reading and commenting on How I Met My Wife. Thank you, too, for also being a loyal reader of my work. Its really great to receive feedback from a more experienced writer.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – May 07, 2010

    Thank you for the comment on Blue Grass.

    James Lloyd Davis – May 07, 2010

    Thanks for stopping by and for the comment on "Memento mori..."

    Cherise Wolas – May 06, 2010

    Bill, thank you for your wonderful words about The Shloshim Period. It means a lot. As does the silly error that I made... thank you for alerting me. It's now fixed!

    Matthew A. Hamilton – May 04, 2010

    Hahahaha! My first message to you said: Audaciously awaiting to read your work. I meant: Anxiously. I hope you didn't think I was braving up to something I might fear. Not the case at all. I very much enjoy your writing.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – May 04, 2010

    Thank you for reading and commenting on The Winds of May.

    Chalon Emmons – May 04, 2010

    Thanks for your generous reading of "Color Wheel," Bill. I appreciate your feedback.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – May 03, 2010

    Thank you for your comments on Youth. Mr. Swenson says the same thing about the first paragraph. I'll probably drop it, but regardless, its going to be published with the first paragraph intact.

    Michelle Elvy – May 03, 2010

    Thanks so much, Bill, for your comment on Latitude Adjustment. Appreciate it very much!

    Myra King – Apr 30, 2010

    Thanks for your comments, Bill on CTR. I was hoping readers did not think I meant the path is 'yawning'. Pleased you enjoyed it.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 27, 2010

    Thank you for editing Back in an Hour. Your version is much better. Actually, that is what I was going for, but obviously I didn't know how to word it. Thanks again.

    Meg Pokrass – Apr 27, 2010

    Thank you Bill for your kind read of "Lost"

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 26, 2010

    Welcome to the site. I hope you enjoy your time here. Audaciously awaiting to read your work.

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