CL Bledsoe is the author of two poetry collections, _____(Want/Need) and Anthem. A chapbook, Goodbye to Noise, is available online at www.righthandpointing.com/bledsoe. A minichap, Texas, was recently published by Mud Luscious Press. A short story collection, Naming the Animals, is forthcoming from Mary Celeste Press. His story, "Leaving the Garden," was selected as a Notable Story of 2008 for Story South's Million Writer's Award. He’s been nominated for the Pushcart Prize 3 times. He is an editor for Ghoti Magazine http://www.ghotimag.com. He blogs at Murder Your Darlings, http://clbledsoe.blogspot.com Bledsoe has written reviews for The Hollins Critic, The Arkansas Review, American Book Review, The Pedestal Magazine, and elsewhere.
I write because I'm damaged in such a way that this is how I communicate best. It's also fun and very rewarding.
Donald Harington, The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks. Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.
Anything by Terry Pratchett.
Besmilr Brigham's poetry.
Dean Young's poetry.
James Tate's poetry.
Thanks for the rash of reads, CL.
I have seen your name everywhere. Welcome to Fictionaut. I look forward to your new stuff.
Hey man-- I've been seeing your work all over the place. We're in the same issue of Prick of the Spindle, and I've read (and loved) "Texas," your MLP piece. It's cool to come to Fictionaut the same time as you.
Love your postcard in Pear Noir!
Hi, CL! Welcome!
hello CL...so glad to see Sterne/Tristram Shandy listed above...great stuff on all things, including -- "...Writing, when properly managed (as you may be sure I think mine is) is but a different name for conversation." (Sterne)
Man, James Tate--absolutely one of the very best living poets on the planet!
You sir. are here.
Hey CL, glad to see you on Fictionaut. Dive right in!
CL, Welcome to Ficionaut, it's good to have you here