I used to teach English and writing classes; I've published quite a few short pieces in various magazines; I'm always trying to write differently than I write.
Making something new, having something important to say.
The books waiting for me right now are
To the Lighthouse
Interpreter of Maladies
Dreaming by the Book
The End of the Story
I have read some of each of them so far.
Beloved, A Death in the Family, Wuthering Heights, Mrs. Dalloway, Light in August, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, and many more.
Dianne, thank you for your generous comments re Marcel Unchained (and Early Winter Haikus). Added you to my contacts. Cheers, ray
Thanks for your gracious and generous comment on my recent poems, here. I'm so glad you are in this community.
thanks fr your note, and glad to hear you feel some better about updike, hehehe
it's certainly possible we were in MR together yes---I was an Associate Editor there for many years with Fredrick Barthelme, we morphed into BLIP and now New World Writing--
wonderful to meet you here--and thanks again for your comment on my poem
loved your updike story---
i'm not on this site much anymore, except to try out a new poem from time to time--
buy glad i was able to read your work today---some of it
Thanking you for positive response to my poem, "Backslider".
Yes it does. Thank you.
I thought I'd publically thank you for your (far too generous) comments on my poems. It's so nice of you to be so forthcoming in your praise, and I'm very pleased that my poems moved you to respond in that way. Sometimes, when I read Yeats I think, why bother--but then I think, okay I can't make that great wind blow through the soul, but maybe something could stir a bit of a cooling breeze in someone of like mind, and it seems worth a shot.
Generous of you to notice my little poem, and to comment. I appreciate it, Dianne.
I'm with you on pilgrim at Tinker Creek.