Joani Reese

Location Ass, Krim, Ukraine
Occupation Academic
Website http://

About Me

I write. A link to my new collection, Night Chorus:

Joani Reese's Wall

Tina Barry – Mar 29, 2013

Hi Joanie. Thanks for reading "Float to Water" and thanks for the star!

David Ackley – Mar 21, 2013

thanks, Joani, great to have your expertise applied to "Place."

an absence – Mar 19, 2013

Hi, JP! Thanks so much for your comment on "A Note Left on the Counter".

Sara Fitzpatrick Comito – Mar 06, 2013

Hi Joani, thanks for reading "7 years for us." I'm happy you enjoyed the images.

John Riley – Mar 03, 2013

Hi Joanie, thanks for commenting and faving "Middle Age." I'm happy you enjoyed it.

Jules Archer – Feb 28, 2013

Joani - thanks for commenting on Daddio.

Steven Gowin – Feb 26, 2013

Joani, thanks for the note on "MacGowans." Only in my generation did we Scots Irish make it as far west as possible in the Western World. Next step... scuba lessons.

Sara Fitzpatrick Comito – Feb 23, 2013

Hi Joani, thanks for your kind comment about "Listing." It was a fun poem to write! I hope your weekend is going swimmingly.

Paula Sophia – Feb 13, 2013

Thank you for your comments on my story!

John Riley – Feb 11, 2013

Thanks, Joani for commenting and faving "A Forest." It's cool you enjoyed it.

Gloria Garfunkel – Feb 02, 2013

Re: Amends One of the problems of being a therapist is that everyone wants free therapy and no one wants to listen to you and you forget how to talk about yourself. That's why writing is so great. It's me, me, me, me.

Helen Yung – Jan 31, 2013

thanks jp
yes - agreed - very fortunate

Brian Michael Barbeito – Jan 28, 2013

Thanks for reading and commenting on the Dowagers piece.
- Brian.

Lillian Ann Slugocki – Jan 27, 2013

JP, thanks for your comment on Silver Corvette, yes, you're right it is coming of age

John Riley – Jan 26, 2013

Joani, thanks for reading and commenting on Winyah Bay. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Brian Michael Barbeito – Jan 25, 2013

Thanks for reading and commenting on the piece 4:09 and American Music. Much appreciated.

Gloria Garfunkel – Jan 24, 2013

Thanks for your ADHD comment. The thing is, there are poor, quiet, daydreaming little girls with real ADD without the H who are completely ignored because they didn't cause trouble. Then again, their daydreams might be more valuable than what they are learning in class.

John Riley – Jan 22, 2013

Joani, thanks for commenting and faving "Winyah Bay." I like your poem quite a bit. It's well structured and moving. Kudos.

Foster Trecost – Jan 20, 2013

Hi Joanie, thanks for reading Brick Walls. I appreciate your comments, too. fos.

ABxx – Jan 18, 2013

Hello, JP. Thank you for the kind commentary. It's good to be back:)

ABxx – Jan 14, 2013

Hi, JP. I really appreciate your read and fav of "The Swiss Lunch". Nice to hear from you again. I look forward to catching-up on some of your latest work.

John Riley – Jan 08, 2013

Joani, thanks for commenting and faving "Testimony." I'm delighted you enjoyed it.

Mathew Paust – Jan 08, 2013

Joanie, I wasn't expecting the dark twist in Lemony Snickers, either, altho it just sort of came out in a serendipitous way. The coincidences in appearance and manner are real, but "my" cowboy would be in his late '80s or early '90s by now if living. Plus, I'm thinking now he might have been simply having fun with us boys and was really on his way to the local stockyards a few miles down the road. My parents were concerned, tho, because it did (and does now) seem awfully strange for a grown man driving a truck loaded with cattle to stop at a child's lemonade stand on a busy highway. Thanks for reading!

Matthew Robinson – Dec 31, 2012

Thanks for the comment on "Three Endings," JP! Appreciate it!

Amanda Harris – Dec 26, 2012

Thanks for reading "Eulogy for the Eating Disorder". I'm honored you liked it. You're a fabulous writer.

Foster Trecost – Dec 26, 2012

Hi Joani, Thanks for tolerating a re-post. I couldn't remember if that story stayed up long enough for anyone to read, it was a while ago. fos.

Quirina Roode-Gutzmer – Dec 20, 2012

Thanks for your lovely comment and fave on "Falling".

Gloria Garfunkel – Dec 19, 2012

Thanks so much for your kind remark on Turning Tricks.

Trevor Abes – Dec 16, 2012

Many thanks for reading, JP.

J. Mykell Collinz – Dec 16, 2012

Hi, JP. Thanks for reading 'Assiduity Fifteen.' I greatly appreciate your helpful and encouraging comment.

Mathew Paust – Dec 10, 2012

Joani, I am much honored and pleased that you faved my latest chapter of Hemingway Test. Your kind words are a benediction and an inspiration.

John Riley – Dec 09, 2012

Joani, thanks for faving my poem "Factory Girl in a Blurred Photograph."

Robert Vaughan – Dec 08, 2012

So grateful for you, and your comments on "What Some Boys Do."

Keith U. – Dec 07, 2012

Thank you so much for reading my "coffee mug" story, and your wonderful comment. :)

Gloria Garfunkel – Dec 01, 2012

Thank you for citing all the details you liked visually about Sukkos morning. Thanks for noticing.

Foster Trecost – Nov 29, 2012

Hi Joani, big thanks for the comments on a bar for all occasions, I really appreciate it. Hope you're doing great! fos.

James Robison – Nov 29, 2012

Well, I can't re-find you on Facebook. But if I could I would correct whatever unhitched the link. My name is hard to locate there so if you send me whatever name you use on FB, we can fix this

Mathew Paust – Nov 29, 2012

велике спасибі, JP, for the kind words for my narrative poem, Four Hearts and a Vase of Jonquils. Your recognition here is an honor.

Gessy Alvarez – Nov 27, 2012

Thanks, Joani for your comments on "The Good Cancer." A subject that is much easier to write about now. You read (and kindly edited) the next story in the series. That longer story is out there on the slush pile tour.

Barry Basden – Nov 25, 2012

Thanks, Joani, for your crisp, clear take on 'What the Future Holds...' That's exactly what it is.

Yasmin Elaine Waring – Nov 25, 2012

Thanks JP for commenting on "Texas Route 29." Your praise means a lot to me.

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 24, 2012

It was an abusive setting for clinicians. It completely burned me out and I partially attribute my resultant brain injury that I have to live with for the next year to the job. Leaving it was the best thing that's ever happened to me.

Keith U. – Nov 20, 2012

Hallo, Joani - you said "nicely packaged." :) Thank you.

Frankie Saxx – Nov 20, 2012

If you want to run for Prom King, you've got my vote.

Gloria Garfunkel – Nov 19, 2012

Thank you for your thoughts on Hair. I'm sure the girls adored you. I'm surprised they wanted you to share your thoughts with the rabbis as they were well schooled in the bottom line. That seems odd to me. They thought you were a fairy godmother who could transform the rabbis into princes.

Cherise Wolas – Nov 16, 2012

Thanks JP for the comment on Blemish in the Blood.

MaryAnne Kolton – May 24, 2012

Thanks for glitch alert and liking!

J. Mykell Collinz – May 22, 2012

Hi, JP. Thanks for reading 'Truth Or Consequence-2.' I greatly appreciate your comment and *.

Barry Basden – May 22, 2012

Thanks, Joani, for the comments and fave on three more of my little war stories. Word limitations are usually good for me. Things tend to get stronger as I take words out. Best, B

Michael Gillan Maxwell – May 21, 2012

Hi Joani! Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment on my post office piece. I really appreciate it. Ironically enough I've just spent the past 45 minutes online and in voicemail Hell talking to robots and running in circles trying to track a package that shipped 2 weeks ago. This stuff never ends ~ drives me wild! This is why we drink indeed!

Larissa Shmailo – May 14, 2012

Thanks for your wonderful comment on "I Want My Mommy" - please do not leave NYC in September w/o looking me up, inviting me to you reading.

Penny Goring – May 11, 2012

...Joani, your comment just completely AND TOTALLY blew me away!!! I am so shocked (in a Fabulous way) by your reaction. There's something about that piece that just won't stop bugging me. Thank you! X

Barry Basden – May 10, 2012

Thanks, Joani, for commenting on 'May 1506.' My last name first appears in the New World in the West Indies. Likely George was involved in that trade...

Penny Goring – May 06, 2012

Joani, so happy you like it. Thanks. XX

Michael Gillan Maxwell – May 06, 2012

Thanx for dropping by to read and comment on "For The Raven". Making it new ~ Isn't THAT the truth? I totally agree! I'm just "playing" at being sardonic. I don't really believe it! ;-)

John Riley – May 04, 2012

Joanie--Thanks for reading "Mercy Mercy Mercy" and your nice comment.

Mark Reep – May 01, 2012

Joani, thanks for taking time to read and comment on 'Yappy Dog'. Much appreciated!

Bill Yarrow – Apr 29, 2012

Joani, Thanks for liking "Not That Kind of Pain." Yes, constantly tinkering, cleaning, polishing, sharpening. Maybe it's a sickness.

J. Mykell Collinz – Apr 27, 2012

Hi, JP. Thanks for reading 'Wattle and Daub-3.' I greatly appreciate your comment and *.

Michael Gillan Maxwell – Apr 18, 2012

Hi Joani! Thank you so much for the read and warm comment on "Go hard or Go Home! Much appreciated!

Soon to be deleted – Apr 18, 2012

Thanks much! Sartre kicks ass.

Christopher Allen – Apr 18, 2012

Hey, Joani! Thank you for commenting on "Triangulation". I hope you're doing well. Chris :)

Penny Goring – Apr 17, 2012

Joani, I'm dead chuffed, always feel honoured when you comment, and I wiki'd Agbabi, must investigate further, she was born same time/place as me + similar influences. Thanks so much for pointing her out. XX

Bill Yarrow – Apr 16, 2012

Thanks, Joani, for faving "Not That Kind of Pain."

Linda Simoni-Wastila – Apr 16, 2012

Joani, thanks for reading and faving The Accidental Arsonist. And I am getting my act together on 3 questions--between sinus infection, bronchitis, and 'spring break' I have been nailed to the wall. Peace...

J. Mykell Collinz – Apr 12, 2012

Hi, JP. Thanks for reading 'Wattle and Daub.' I greatly appreciate your insightful comments.

Roberto C. Garcia – Apr 09, 2012

Hi JP, loved the comment: "Yes, what they said." LOL, thanks. Glad you enjoyed "Hunter,Fate,Food".

M.H. – Apr 07, 2012

Hi Joani - Thanks so much for your lovely comment on "Telling" :)

Bill Yarrow – Apr 06, 2012

Joani, I could have sworn it was Richard Cranshaw who wrote that line about seeing eternity, but it was Henry Vaughan! LONG time since grad school! Thanks for faving the poem anyway!

Foster Trecost – Apr 06, 2012

Hi Joani, thanks for reading Cactus and thanks for the comment, too, although I must confess....I'm not really sure what it meant :) Doesn't matter - you took the time to read and comment and I really appreciate that. fos.

Michael Gillan Maxwell – Apr 02, 2012

Hi Joani!
Thanks for your comment and your own reminiscence about childhood. It made me smile!
Was the digging a hole to China a Wisconsin thing, or a mid century American thing? At this point in my life I'm lucky if I can even hit a golf ball- that is sitting perfectly motionless - offered up on a big, fat tee in brilliant green grass!

Sam Rasnake – Apr 01, 2012

Glad you enjoyed the ant poem, Joani. I appreciate your read here. Thanks.

Michael Gillan Maxwell – Mar 26, 2012

Huh? Satire? Whaddya mean- this is real! Haha! ;-) Thanks so much for reading and commenting! Mucho appreciated!

Gessy Alvarez – Mar 26, 2012

Thanks, JP...always nice to catch your eye.

Linda Simoni-Wastila – Mar 24, 2012

Joani, thanks for reading SNOW JOB and handing out a purty star. Always a treat when you drop by. Peace...

Bill Yarrow – Mar 24, 2012

You were lovely to publish "The Hotel Where Esenin Hanged Himself" and lovely to comment. Double-plus thanks, Joani!

Barry Basden – Mar 20, 2012

Thanks, Joani, for your nice comment on 'Saved, Nevertheless.'

Foster Trecost – Mar 20, 2012

Hi Joani, thanks for reading my bicycle story. I also have the feeling, when I read it, that it could've gone another way. I kinda like that. Congrats on your piece in AA - I love that journal. fos.

Michelle Elvy – Mar 18, 2012

Thank you for your wonderful comment on my story Almost There. Very much appreciated -- this one's a close one...

Michael Gillan Maxwell – Mar 17, 2012

Haha! Thanks Joani! Semi-colons - yeah - run on sentences and diarrhea of the mouth breed semi-colons. Kurt's right though. I've had some college, too much college and now I'm at the stage of life where i'm actually trying to "unschool myself" in some areas. Thanks again!

Bill Yarrow – Mar 17, 2012

Thank you, Joani, for faving "Eyes Off the Road."

Neil Serven – Mar 11, 2012

JP, glad you discovered "The Wreck of Me." Thanks for kind words & fave.

Michael Gillan Maxwell – Mar 11, 2012

Hi Joani,
Thank you so much for taking the time to ride along with me for a little while on this madcap farce and make comments. I appreciate your company as I digress into silliness. Ready or not, there's more to come. The Woman in the Wet Raincoat and much much more. It's all in fun!

Linda Simoni-Wastila – Mar 10, 2012

Joani, thanks for reading and faving my small story I Remember Kitty D. I always appreciate when you take time to read my words.

And I am getting ready to settle down with yours -- received a little package today :^) Thank you. Peace...

Bill Yarrow – Mar 10, 2012

Thanks for faving "Joan of Dark," Joani of Light!

Barry Basden – Mar 07, 2012

Thanks, Joani, for your comment and * on 'Out of the Frying Pan. 'The words had all been spoken...'

Sally Houtman – Feb 21, 2012

Your kind comments on "Do you remember..." are much appreciated. I think it needs a bit more work, but think I'm on the right track. Can't wait to get your book!

John Riley – Feb 21, 2012

JP, thanks for reading my poem and for the encouraging comment.

Alex M. Pruteanu – Feb 20, 2012

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my story.

Michael Gillan Maxwell – Feb 20, 2012

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment on "This Is How It Is" I value it and appreciate it very, much. I really appreciate your observation about the line breaks. Thanks for sharing your eagle eye on that! :-)

Bill Yarrow – Feb 17, 2012

Kind and kind again. Thanks for commenting on and faving "Rattlesnake Pancakes," Joani!

Misti Rainwater-Lites – Feb 17, 2012

Thanks for appreciating and commenting on Weep Not For The Dead!

Alex M. Pruteanu – Feb 15, 2012

Thank you for your kind words on my piece "Travelin' Light"

Nathaniel Tower – Feb 15, 2012

Thanks for the comment on WWJRD. Glad you enjoyed the story.

Gessy Alvarez – Feb 13, 2012

Thanks for commenting on my poem, "Never Enough." I've posted your lovely words to my tack board...

Matthew Robinson – Feb 13, 2012

JP, thank you so much for your super sweet comments on The Second Sun.

Bill Yarrow – Feb 13, 2012

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


Mary Lane – Feb 12, 2012

Thanks for reading my Contender, Joani. I'm wearing your comments on my heart.

Michael Dwayne Smith – Feb 12, 2012

Thanks so much your thoughtful reading & comments on "The Breakfast Tree."

Katie Moore – Feb 12, 2012

Your comment on my Eve piece has tickled me pink!

Jules Archer – Feb 11, 2012

Thanks for reading "Parking Garage" and your comment, JP.

Beate Sigriddaughter – Feb 11, 2012

Thank you for your comment and fave on "The Anniversary." And, despite the exhaustion, where would anyone be without spinning hope?

J. Mykell Collinz – Feb 10, 2012

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

Bill Yarrow – Feb 10, 2012

Thank you for the lovely * for "Babble." Would that this poem were true! Completely imagined!

Nathaniel Tower – Feb 10, 2012

Thanks for reading "Dead Man Sleeping" and for the comment. I found one of the typos you were talking about. If you can point out any others, it would be greatly appreciated!

Meg Pokrass – Feb 09, 2012

thanks J. for your comment on "I Married This"!

Andrew Stancek – Feb 08, 2012

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

Kat Moore – Feb 08, 2012

Thank you for the comments, and for the info. I am not very tech savvy!

Sally Houtman – Feb 08, 2012

Wanted to thank you so much for your support and for the kind comments on "Immiscibility." You have no idea how important the feedback is for a fledgeling writer like moi. So appreciated! You are a wonderful, supportive presence on the site.

John Riley – Feb 07, 2012

Thanks for reading my poem and commenting and the fave.

James Robison – Feb 04, 2012

That made me happy, JP. Tanx.

Bill Yarrow – Feb 02, 2012

Your comment on "Eleutheria" is a poem in itself. Thank you for the fave, Joani.

Sally Houtman – Feb 02, 2012

Just read your piece on Baker's Dozen and wanted to say how much I liked it. Wonderful work!

Barry Basden – Jan 30, 2012

Thanks for your comments on 'Scope,' Joani, and for all the support you provide here and elsewhere.

Michael Gillan Maxwell – Jan 30, 2012

Haha! It was Benadryl - horrible stuff - kinda think I would have preferred whatever Coleridge used to dip into! Thanks for dropping in and reading! Amazing what an unexpected bug bite can make a man do! ;-)

Mark Reep – Jan 28, 2012

Joani, thanks for your comment on 'Copper', and for the fave. All best.

James Robison – Jan 27, 2012

Thank you, re: "Zurich." Means a lot.

Barry Basden – Jan 27, 2012

Thanks, Joani, for your insightful comment and * for 'At the Home 70 Years Later.' I'm glad you like my work.

Sally Houtman – Jan 27, 2012

Thanks so much for reading and commenting on "That Night." I wanted the reader to have to work a bit here, just as the voice has to struggle with the mixed emotions. When I first wrote this, my writer's group furrowed their brows and insisted I change it to first person. That was my first experience with listening to my own instincts and, 3 years on, I still love the piece as it stands. I've been trusting my gut ever since. Thanks for your support - every little bit helps!

Barry Basden – Jan 23, 2012

JP, thanks for your kind words about 'Reynolds and Me' and for your ongoing support of the craft.

Bill Yarrow – Jan 21, 2012

Thanks for commenting on "Uncle Moscow." Glad you liked the poem! My uncle was a real character, one of a kind. I miss him.

Sally Houtman – Jan 21, 2012

Hey, I just came across "May you live in interesting times" on the Non-fiction group page. Wow. It was, to me, your Steely Dan's Gaucho - took me back to my road trip from PA to Ft Lauderdale to 'experience life' and ended up being stalked by New Orleans musicians and searching for lost friends all night on the beach. Sigh. Was that really my long ago on the other side of the world.

You captured the scene beautifully with grit and class and brought a lil ol' tear to my eye. Funny how we can be nostalgic for the complete insanity of our youths.

Anyway, thanks for that. I'm glad I found your piece.

Beate Sigriddaughter – Jan 21, 2012

Thanks for your "amen, sister" to one of my pet peeves in "The Story of F."

Michael Dwayne Smith – Jan 20, 2012

Your kind comments on "Swimming Lessons" are very much appreciated.

Barry Basden – Jan 20, 2012

Thanks, JP, for your comment and * for 'Waiting.'

George LaCas – Jan 15, 2012

Hey JP, thanks for your comment + * on my excerpt "Salmon of Wisdom" - George

Dallas Woodburn – Jan 15, 2012

JP, Thank you so much for your kind words about "Jared Sampson's Mom." I can't even tell you how much it means. Just what I needed. Thank you!

J. Mykell Collinz – Jan 11, 2012

Hi, JP. Thanks for reading, 'Soroz.' I greatly appreciate your comment and *.

Beate Sigriddaughter – Jan 11, 2012

Thanks for reading "New Song of Innocence and Experience" and your fun comment. The man I know ASKED for his Kindle. How could I withhold? I'll be loyal to books, after all I've been in love with books for longer than most people I know have been alive.

Michael Gillan Maxwell – Jan 11, 2012

Hey! Thanks for hanging in there with me through rather dreary telling of "No Place for Unicorns or Teddy Bears" One of many jobs that sent me packing back to school. As I look back at some of my recent writing, I think I must be performing some kind of exorcism of the many weird jobs I had in my younger years, but it seems to be reviving memories for other people along the way. I greatly appreciate your comment!

Sylvia Petter – Jan 05, 2012

Thanks for reading Uncle Henri, and for your comments. Yes, it´s a difficult one, whichever way you see it.

Bill Yarrow – Jan 05, 2012

Thanks for faving "She Waited for Him," Ms. Joani.

"I wonder if I took my darkness and combined it with your sense of light, if we wouldn't just have a classic on our hands?"
Collaboration? I'm game!

Michael Gillan Maxwell – Jan 04, 2012

Hi again JP
Call it synchronicity, but I just stumbled across Connotion press- only yesterday - and quite by accident! I love many of the same authors you do - including Cormac McCarthy and Richard Ford who both have a command of the language that make me want to dance and weep! Be back soon!

Michael Gillan Maxwell – Jan 04, 2012

Hi JP,
Nice to meet ya! Thanks so much for taking the time to read Conversation From a Lunch Counter and to post a comment. Much gratitude and appreciation! I'm really looking forward to reading your work! Be back soon!

Bill Yarrow – Dec 29, 2011

And thanks for faving "Need." That's an astute comment to see the lines like waves.

Bill Yarrow – Dec 29, 2011

Thanks, Joani, for reading, commenting on, and faving "Magritte." Your comment about the imagery I found fascinating. Wrote the poem in my mid 20s. Perhaps that explains the difference you find in the poetry of "me then and me now." Appreciate your insight very much. Thank you.

Barry Basden – Dec 28, 2011

Thanks, JP, for commenting on "Hawaiian Reservations."

Marcus Speh – Dec 27, 2011

Joani, thank you for the comment on "For Carol", I deeply appreciate it.

Doug Bond – Dec 26, 2011

Joani...thank you so much for comment on Hard Candy and hope you're having a great holiday!

John Riley – Dec 23, 2011

Thanks, JP, for reading and your comment and fave of my "Pirate."

Beate Sigriddaughter – Dec 10, 2011

Thanks for your wonderful comment on "Escape Literature." No need to read Nora Roberts. Jane Austen or the Brontës address the same issues. As does Susan Griffin. How masculine mentality always wants to rarify itself right out of existence, and feminine mentality wants to relate to existence as is, grit, hormones, and all, but then ends up subject to "compassionate contempt" (a phrase I wish I had coined, but didn't, it's from Betty Friedan's book on aging).

Barry Basden – Dec 09, 2011

Thanks, JP, for your insightful comments about The Lonely Heart Hunts.

Matthew Robinson – Nov 30, 2011

P.S. I'm also not sure how to classify "Lawn Clippings." Prosetry???

Julie Noble – Nov 30, 2011

Thank you JP for your absolutely delightful review, it really means a great deal to me. I also like the continuation of the sea metaphor in your comment!

Matthew Robinson – Nov 30, 2011

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my story, Lawn Clippings. So much appreciated. :)

John Riley – Nov 28, 2011

Thanks for reading "Jimmy" and for the fav.

Jules Archer – Nov 28, 2011

Thanks for reading "Cloudy..." and your comments, JP. Very appreciated and grateful.

Marcus Speh – Nov 24, 2011

thank you JP for commenting on "the serious writer occupies wall street". i like your reading of this piece very much. i want to convey some of it, or perhaps the serious writer himself wanted to be heard with his woes.

J. Mykell Collinz – Nov 23, 2011

Hi, JP. Thanks for reading, 'Lule of Raw-2.' I greatly appreciate your comments and *.

Foster Trecost – Nov 22, 2011

Hi Joani, thanks for reading and commenting on chairs and mirrors - I appreciate both! fos.

Jack Swenson – Nov 22, 2011

JP, Amsterdam has pretty good beer, too. Glad you liked the story!

David Ackley – Nov 21, 2011

On accounta you're who and how you are, Joani, I'm waiving the letter too and any other conditions. Thanks for the great response to my story contest.


Peter Kispert – Nov 20, 2011

Thanks for the comments--much appreciated!

Kathy Fish – Nov 17, 2011

Hi Joani, thanks so much for the kind comments and fav for "Baby, Baby..." I really appreciate it.

Bill Yarrow – Nov 17, 2011

Thanks for faving "Fish Boil," Joani. Took me a while to work out that ending, twisty as it turned out to be.

Con Chapman – Nov 17, 2011

My annual cat poem is especially poignant this year as Okie, our grey tabby, just returned from a two-week escape into the woods, weighing half as much as when he left but otherwise fine.

Savannah Schroll Guz – Nov 12, 2011

Thank you again so much for your wonderful comments on "Conceived in the New Liberty", J.P. It is really appreciated!

J. Mykell Collinz – Nov 11, 2011

Hi, JP. Thanks for reading, 'Lule of Raw.' Your comment and * are greatly appreciated.

Doug Bond – Nov 10, 2011

JP...thanks for read on your comment, a masterful 10-word story on it's own: occupying a sink of sorts / awaiting on my master's pleasure.

Christopher Allen – Nov 10, 2011

Hi, Joani! Thank you for your COMMENT on Lucy-Ellmannesque story. Hope you're doing well. Chris :)

Bill Yarrow – Nov 09, 2011

Very pleased you like "Before the Door." Thank you for the fave and love. Took me a long time to get to that last line!

Jack Swenson – Nov 07, 2011

Ouch! Thanks for the comment, fav, and suggestion, JP.

Doug Bond – Nov 01, 2011

thank you JP, for the read on Olde Burying Yard and yes, do not gently flap into that wind!

John Riley – Oct 30, 2011

thanks for commenting on "Permission to Go." I'm really happy you liked it. Thanks for the *.

Jack Swenson – Oct 27, 2011

Thanks, JP. Check out Bill's comment. Maybe we could all collaborate on a series of stories. With that title, maybe it would be a best seller.

DJ Young – Oct 27, 2011

Hi JP - thank you so very much for reading and commenting on 'Duet' - I appreciate you taking the time and glad you liked.

Kari Nguyen – Oct 27, 2011

Thanks so much for visiting my short stuff - the first one is my favorite too, I think.

Bill Yarrow – Oct 26, 2011

Thanks for faving "Love and How It gets That Way." BTW, the "I" in the poem and the kid in the bowtie are not the same!

J. Mykell Collinz – Oct 26, 2011

Hi, JP. Thanks for reading 'A Life of My Own-7.' I greatly appreciate your comment, fav, and suggestion.

DJ Young – Oct 24, 2011

Thank you for stopping in to read 'Inky' and for the generous comments - I'm most grateful. - DJ

Neil Serven – Oct 23, 2011

Joani, thanks so much for digging "Welcome to the Occupation." I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Penny Goring – Oct 22, 2011

Thanks, JP. It was fun to write - a welcome side-ways step from my wobbly wipple. xx

Marcus Speh – Oct 21, 2011

thank you muchly, jp, for your comment on my modern fairy tale, "<a href="">moondog</a>"!

Christopher Allen – Oct 20, 2011

Hi, Joani! Thank you for commenting on "Three-handed Bridge"--and for your encouragement. All the best, Chris :)

Bill Yarrow – Oct 20, 2011

"Hoping for a Rewind"--I like that as a title! Thanks for the fave of Gabrielle!

Con Chapman – Oct 20, 2011

JP--thanks for your reaction to High John. Only took me 40 years to write. Not getting feedback on it and wondered if it was too weird, but it's composed of 2 parts truth and 1 part writing.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Oct 19, 2011

Thank you for reading Psych Interview with a Rape Victim. Much appreciated.

Andrew Stancek – Oct 19, 2011

I really appreciate your support, Joani. Thanks for your comments on "Sounds of Silence".

Christopher Allen – Oct 16, 2011

Hey, Joani! Thank you again for stopping by and commenting on "The Shoes, the Girl and the Waves that Washed Them Away." Hope you're doing well. Chris :)

David Ackley – Oct 12, 2011

Thanks Joani for the kind words and helpful comment about "Offramp": the comment was put right to use.

Foster Trecost – Oct 12, 2011

Hi Joani, I've been away for a while and decided to get back with a very short piece - thanks for reading and commenting on We All Have Wings, I appreciate it very much. fos.

Michael Seidel – Oct 11, 2011

Yours may have been the best comment I've ever gotten about my writing. Seriously. Glad I pissed you off! Thanks for reading.

Erin McGrath – Oct 11, 2011

Thank you so much for reading my latest...I love that image too, in fact I can recall it even now. I appreciate the feedback!!

Joe Kapitan – Oct 10, 2011

Hi JP, thanks for reading and commenting on Feral. I'm happy you enjoyed it.

James Robison – Oct 08, 2011

Thank you, J.P. The poems have already been published and I can't donate them to that great good cause. Probably shouldn't be here, in fact. Too bad.

Luke Tennis – Oct 08, 2011

Thanks, JP, for reading "Sideburns" and for your comment. Flicking dressing at a customer--I don't know where that came from. I would never have had the guts to actually have done it myself.

Bill Yarrow – Oct 06, 2011

Glad you liked the Dali poem. Thanks for the fave, Joani. What's Gary's alley exactly?

Eryk Wenziak – Oct 05, 2011

JP,thank you for reading and commenting on "Hypnagogia." I really appreciate that. And, yes, I think I'm chasing that damn table everywhere! :-)

brian warfield – Oct 05, 2011

thanks so much for taking a look at "tokyo" and for the comment.

John Riley – Oct 03, 2011

Thanks for reading "Three Stories of You" and for your great comment. I love your author selections. "O lost, and by the wind grieved, ghost, come back again." (I'm a NC native.)

Kari Nguyen – Oct 03, 2011

Thanks, JP, for the generous comment on my latest. You have so much wonderful work here. I need to catch up with it very soon!

Kari Nguyen – Oct 02, 2011

So pleased you liked Requirement, and thanks again for starting up that group! I love having you read my work.

Bill Yarrow – Oct 02, 2011

How kind of you to fave "Addictions" and put me into a new bracket! Thank you, Joani!

J. Mykell Collinz – Sep 30, 2011

Hi, JP. Thanks for reading 'A Life of My Own-4.' I greatly appreciate your very helpful comments and *.

Bill Yarrow – Sep 29, 2011

Fabulous comment on "Getting Home Alive." Thanks also for the fave, Joani.

Jack Swenson – Sep 29, 2011

Ha! A badger! Ya know, now that you mention it, I miss the stormy weather, too. Sure miss the lakes. Thanks for reading and commenting on "Twister."

Christian Bell – Sep 27, 2011

Thanks, Joani, for reading and commenting on "Head in a Box." Thanks, also, for your editing advice!

Beate Sigriddaughter – Sep 24, 2011

Thank you for your wonderful comment on A Fable of Leaves.

Christian Bell – Sep 21, 2011

JP, thanks for reading and commenting on "Ascend"!

MaryAnne Kolton – Sep 21, 2011

Joani, thanks much. Do you think anyone knows what tuberoses are?Dark clouds seem to be hanging over my desk lately. . .

Christian Bell – Sep 14, 2011

JP, thanks for reading, commenting on, and faving "I'm Not Emilio Estevez." Much appreciated!

J. Mykell Collinz – Sep 13, 2011

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

Meg Pokrass – Sep 13, 2011

thank you for your comment (hysterical) and fave on my rejection letter piece, Joni. xo-meg

Jack Swenson – Sep 13, 2011

They wouldn't let you teach Invisible Man? Incredible. My story was inspired by a news report of an actual list of 100 banned books; I can't recall where or what school board banned them. Guess I shouldn't be surprised. After all, this is Amerika.

Thanks for the read, comment, and star, JP.

Meg Pokrass – Sep 12, 2011 sorry for all the (purposeful) holy typos!

Meg Pokrass – Sep 12, 2011

Dear JP,

It appears that my breasts have drawn a majority male literary readership in your sordid imagination. This makes me wonder if it was a good idea for you to auction your right breast on E-Bay. It may make your violin music sweeter, your sweaters longer, and the darts you throw at messenger boys straighter... but now I am having many, many thoughts about your disturbing ambition, blossoming right her on this page, the way us nuns are blossoming out of our habits after the doughy holidays. I do not have any freebies to Vicky's Secret (we know her) or Good Vibrations but, perhaps they will, by special request, fit you with an underwater octopus sampler (usually it is one size fits all). Clearly, you too, can garner the admiration of male sea anemones everywhere by being rejecting writers like myself for our clearly more interesting, craftsman-drawn cleavages. Do not worry, I will not send you anymore of my soul or soup stock parts. You are welcome.

Jim V – Sep 06, 2011

Joani, thanks for the kind words on Power Outage. You're the best!

Susan Tepper – Sep 05, 2011

Joani thanks for reading "kid" and letting me know how it affected you.

Jane Hammons – Sep 05, 2011

Thanks for loving sad "Lettie."

MaryAnne Kolton – Sep 05, 2011

Joani, glad you liked We Sustain. Thanks for always being there. . .

Susan Rukeyser – Sep 04, 2011

Thanks so much for your kind words about "Mother Lies." Your comment perfectly captured my melancholy when writing it!

Con Chapman – Sep 03, 2011

I was up all night last night. The couple in the apartment above me was giving each other a TGIF thrumming.

Bill Yarrow – Sep 02, 2011

Thanks for commenting on and faving the visa poem, Joani! "It was so subtle, I didn't get it. Now I do." I think you may have to explain it to me!

Jack Swenson – Sep 02, 2011

JP, thanks for reading and commenting on "Flying." Much appreciated.

Susan Tepper – Sep 01, 2011

Joani, so happy "the question" resonated with you and thanks for what you wrote about it!

Marcus Speh – Aug 31, 2011

jp, very well observed. indeed i imagined this as a collection of fragmented lives. too much fragmentation would, of course, lead to implosion of the story, but the spectre of death in the background probably holds it all together...thank you!

Foster Trecost – Aug 31, 2011

Hey Joani, Just a little thank you for spending some time with Blank Checks - I really appreciate the read and your comments. fos.

DJ Young – Aug 31, 2011

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on 'Insatiable' - I appreciate your feedback. :-)

Soon to be deleted – Aug 30, 2011

JP, thanks so much for commenting on Ends, I appreciate your interest.

Keith U. – Aug 29, 2011

Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my silly Les Stroud survival book bit!

James Robison – Aug 29, 2011

A little irony in the overkill, yes, but the guilt at not feeling guilt at not feeling any weight in the woes of those in the cone was real...Anyhow, a lulu of a cyclone shaping up off Africa and it may just hit here in a week so....I don't know.

Jen Knox – Aug 28, 2011

Thanks for the read and kind comments. Yes! Come to SA -> 2 Texas women writers and wine. Watch out now.

J. Mykell Collinz – Aug 28, 2011

Hi, JP. Thanks for reading 'Nothing in the Middle.' I appreciate your comment, quote, and *, very much.

Bill Yarrow – Aug 24, 2011

Thanks, Joani, for faving "The Empty Bed." You made me see an aspect of the poem I hadn't visualized! "one is always slipping ass over teakettle on the copious droppings soggy underfoot"!

Foster Trecost – Aug 22, 2011

Hi Joani, :) that's the exact song that came to mind when I titled this piece - thanks for reading The Pretendrs. fos.

J. Mykell Collinz – Aug 21, 2011

Hi, JP. Thanks for reading: 'Bubble Busting, Boom!' I greatly appreciate your comment and *.

Craig Lancaster – Aug 21, 2011

JP, thank you for reading and commenting on "Mud." I really appreciate it. (Dallas, huh? I'm a North Richland Hills boy.)

Penny Goring – Aug 20, 2011

Thanks for reading Temp. P. I'm pleased you called it a 'vignette'. Poem, story, flash - don't feel comfortable, 'vignette' fits just right. XX

Christian Bell – Aug 18, 2011

JP, thank you for reading and commenting on "Burn." Much appreciated!

Bill Yarrow – Aug 17, 2011

I'm grateful to you for publishing "The Grave of Rimbaud" in THIS. And grateful again for your fave. Thanks, Joani.

FM Le – Aug 16, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to read my poem. -Felicia

Fred Osuna – Aug 16, 2011

Thanks for reading "Cholo," JP, and for your fine suggestion.

Jason Lee Miller – Aug 13, 2011

I meant to thank you for your super kind words. Life got in the way a little bit and prevented. So, here, thank you.

Beate Sigriddaughter – Aug 12, 2011

Thanks for your splendid comment on "A Scattering of Rivals." It made me happy.

Roberto C. Garcia – Aug 12, 2011

JP, thank you so much for your kind words on "Ghost writing". As a poet I don't know if I have the patience for writing fiction even though I enjoy doing it.

Jack Swenson – Aug 12, 2011

JP, Wow yourself. Thank you! Glad you liked my latest Chagall inspired scribbling. By the way, I admire anyone who teaches English. A noble profession.

Brittany Newmark – Aug 11, 2011


Thanks so much for you kind comment.

Tina Barry – Aug 11, 2011

Thanks for being so supportive of my writing, JP. I appreciate your commenting on "Maine" and the star!

Bill Yarrow – Aug 11, 2011

Glad you liked "We Must be Carefully Taut." Thanks for the fave. Stop the puns? Even the redoubtable Frost puns.
"Before I built a wall I'd ask to know / What I was walling in or walling out, / And to whom I was like to give offense."
To whom I was like to give A FENCE!

Foster Trecost – Aug 10, 2011

Hi Joani, thanks for several things: 1. Reading Eight States Away; 2. Leaving comments; and 3. Teaching me a new word - "denouement". I appreciate all three! fos.

Benjamin Matvey – Aug 08, 2011

Very happy to join this community!

ABxx – Aug 07, 2011

Thanks for the fave on "Madeline the Admired", JP! All best, Isabell

Jack Swenson – Aug 04, 2011

Holst's story is my favorite flash. (When he wrote it, I'm sure they didn't yet have a term for the form.) Thanks, JP!

Tina Barry – Aug 04, 2011

Thanks for the "lovely", JP and for the star. I'm so glad you like "Don't Grieve..."

Gill Hoffs – Aug 04, 2011

Thank you for the support, JP - much appreciated!

Bill Yarrow – Aug 03, 2011

Thanks, Joani. Glad the poem worked for you. Thanks for the fave!

J. Mykell Collinz – Aug 03, 2011

Hi, JP. Thanks for reading 'The Yin Yang of Corporate Execution.' I appreciate your very interesting comment.

Penny Goring – Aug 01, 2011

Thank you for your interestin comment on my Onion. Much appreciated X

Ann Wahlman – Aug 01, 2011

Thanks for reading Turista and offering some really insightful comments! I really appreciate it.

Marcus Speh – Aug 01, 2011

JP, i'm happy with your reading of the redhead, especially since i hadn't reflected upon her presence yet: i felt lucky to lure her into my story in the first place! thank you for yr detailed comment!

Greg Davis – Jul 29, 2011

Hi Joani,
Thanks so much for checking out "Flatlander's Suite" and for your kind words about it! Greg

Larry Strattner – Jul 28, 2011

Thanks for the kind word om Multiple Simultaneous, JP. It's a special thing to make the teacher happy. Cheers. LS

James Lloyd Davis – Jul 28, 2011

They copy, they borrow, they steal from Picasso, but they are not Picasso.

J. Mykell Collinz – Jul 27, 2011

Hi, JP. Thanks for reading 'I Wouldn't Wanna Be Me.' I greatly appreciate your comment and *.

Bill Yarrow – Jul 27, 2011

Start with a punny title--that's my method! " just never know where I'll end up! Thanks for the fave on the Euclid poem, Joani.

Bill Yarrow – Jul 27, 2011

Thanks for faving "Son of Goya," Joani. How lucky I am to have you as a reader! How lucky I am to know you!

Thomas Pluck – Jul 27, 2011

Thank you for your comment on Firecracker! I'm glad you liked it. Checking out your stories now.

Foster Trecost – Jul 26, 2011

Hi JP, thanks for taking the time to read and comment on Cactus - I really appreciate both! fos.

Cherise Wolas – Jul 26, 2011

JP, many thanks for the kind words on The Lake Husband. The funny thing is that's part of a novel in progress that I have stopped for now as I diligently work on another novel I finished a while ago! Hope to be back at FN soon!

Jerry Schatz – Jul 24, 2011

JP, thanks for your read and comments re Pieces, and the star! Positive statements from English faculty mean a lot.

David Ackley – Jul 24, 2011

Thanks for your generous comment on "Joy of Wind." Quite pleased you liked it.

ABxx – Jul 22, 2011

Thanks fo reading and commenting on "Nebbiolo",JP!

Jack Swenson – Jul 22, 2011

JP, Sleep well. I have corrected the error. Sorry. I am tot-ering from all the controversy.

Tina Barry – Jul 21, 2011

Hi J.P. Thanks for your comment and the star. I'm so glad you like "Penny Candy."

Bill Yarrow – Jul 20, 2011

Joani, Thanks for the fave of "Four Noble Lies." I'll remember "eviscerates with a kind of pragmatic heroism"!

Marda Miller – Jul 19, 2011

Hello JP, I sincerely appreciate your comment on The Escapists. Thank you for reading and liking it :)

Jane Hammons – Jul 18, 2011

Thanks for the comment and the fave on Mapping the Territory . . . I get here as often as I can!

Susan Tepper – Jul 18, 2011

Joani thanks for all you saw in my poem Untitled. What you wrote is so interesting. I always see poems as part of nature, in the moving sense, even when it isn't apparent. Thanks so much!!

David Ackley – Jul 15, 2011

Thanks so much, Joani, for the kind words for ' that ringing.' Putting someone in mind of something 'masterly' is a rush.

Christopher Allen – Jul 15, 2011

Hi, Joani! Thank you for your comment on "Nothing Between Us." Hope you're doing well. :)

Jack Swenson – Jul 15, 2011

Love the story you added to the Hopper painting. Sordid! Fav.

Bill Yarrow – Jul 15, 2011

Thanks for commenting on the tree poem. A bit of an oddity. Never read Norman Maclean. Just saw the movie.

P.S. I picked up that Vonnegut book you mentioned. Quick, fun read.

Roberto C. Garcia – Jul 14, 2011

Hi JP, thanks for reading and faving "Park Bench". It's been a work in perpetual progress.

Robert Salley – Jul 12, 2011

Thanks again JP... I'm learning!

Greg Davis – Jul 11, 2011

Thanks for checking out "Amateur Theory of the Universe" and for your kind words about it. Always much appreciated.

Susan Tepper – Jul 10, 2011

Joani so happy you enjoyed Idiotsky and thanks for the tip! Will follow through..

Meg Pokrass – Jul 10, 2011

Joani - your comment absolutely made my day. Huge thank you, my friend.

Robert Salley – Jul 10, 2011

I read "Rest Home" on your tumblr page... Loved it! Thank you.

Robert Salley – Jul 10, 2011

Thanks for the kind words, JP... I look forward to reading your work, as well.

Christian Bell – Jul 09, 2011

JP, thanks for reading and commenting on "Shoot." Much appreciated!

Jack Swenson – Jul 08, 2011

P.s. Thanks for the *!

Jack Swenson – Jul 08, 2011

17 years and counting, JP.

Bill Yarrow – Jul 06, 2011

Hi, Joani. Glad you liked "Black Ice." Thanks for the fave! Haven't read that Vonnegut novel. Good?

Jules Archer – Jul 06, 2011

JP thanks for the "love" on Burn, Baby, Burn. Appreciate!

MaryAnne Kolton – Jul 05, 2011

JP, thanks so much for appreciating the effort it took to write this. . .

James Lloyd Davis – Jun 30, 2011

Thanks, Joani, for the fave and the wonderful comment on "Look in the empty mirror ... tell me what you see." I faved the comment.

Roberta – Jun 30, 2011

Thank you for the (repeated!) comment on 'Love.' Much appreciated.

Bill Yarrow – Jun 30, 2011

Thanks for commenting on "Paradise Island," Joani. Yes, I think the narrator sees himself as the drowning man, both ruining his gift robe and also emerging from the sea. Third stanza my favorite also.

Jim V – Jun 28, 2011

Joani, thanks for all the love on "The Disease," and all your support in general. You rock.

Greg Davis – Jun 26, 2011

Thanks a million for your comments on my story "Incubation." You've give me a lot to think about as I go back and try to revise the story before sending it off. Your time and expertise are very much appreciated.

Greg Davis – Jun 25, 2011

Hey Joani,
Thanks so much for your time and your detailed comments on "Incubation, Part 2." The piece is so long I didn't even know if anyone would read it; then, lo and behold, you send two paragraphs of professional commentary. You're the greatest.

Greg Davis – Jun 22, 2011

Hi Joani,
Thanks so much for your detailed commentary on "Incubation, Part I." Your feedback is very useful. Glad you like the story so far.

James Lloyd Davis – Jun 15, 2011

Joani, thanks for the fave and the comment on "The running from San Pedro blues." Love your picture of this guy. Spot on. By the way, I've been looking at your blog. Great stuff! Couldn't leave a note there, so I hought I'd leave it here.

Andrew Stancek – Jun 14, 2011

Your thoughtful comments on "Frog Magic" are much appreciated.

Susan Tepper – Mar 30, 2011

Joani, I appreciate you back. I am so knocked by your new poem!

James Lloyd Davis – Mar 28, 2011

Joani, thanks for the read and the comment on "She said."

Mark Reep – Mar 16, 2011

Hi JP, thanks for your comment on Snowdick. Fun piece to write, glad you enjoyed :) Thanks too for your fb comment on I Am Not Here. We lost a dear friend recently and her partner is trying to cope. We all are, really, and this is part of my way. So- Again, much appreciated. All best!

Jack Swenson – Mar 15, 2011

Thank you for reading and commenting on my sniper piece. The original manual boggled my mind. Insane.

James Lloyd Davis – Mar 14, 2011

Thanks ever so much for the generous comment on "1967, The things they wanted." You've been missed.

Marda Miller – Mar 11, 2011

JP, Thank you so much for reading and commenting on Too Late. The fave was a cherry on top of your already generous comment. Cheers :)

Keith U. – Feb 28, 2011

Thank you for reading and commenting on "1991" - and for the star!

Bill Yarrow – Feb 24, 2011

Thanks for faving "Staring at Waves," Joani. I'm glad you thought that the form followed the function and was not enslaved by it. Late change.

Bill Yarrow – Feb 16, 2011

Thanks for commenting on "Sermon of Lilac," Joani. Always love hearing what you have to say.

Karen Eileen Sikola – Feb 16, 2011

Hi, JP. I'm glad you enjoyed "The Moral of This Story Is." Thanks for reading and commenting.

Matthew A. Hamilton – Feb 12, 2011

Thanks for your comments on Second Chance. I'm trying to make it a prose poem. Its part of a series I'm working on for my MFA thesis about addiction and depression. If I condense it a bit I think I can turn it into a prose poem. What do you think?

Lacey N. Dunham – Feb 10, 2011

Hi JP! Thanks for the positive feedback and the fave on "Safa's Hair."

Bill Yarrow – Feb 09, 2011

Always relish your comments, Joani. Thanks so much for the fave of "The Assassination of Sadat."

Roberto C. Garcia – Feb 08, 2011

Hi JP! So thankful to you for reading "Muse" and glad you liked it. I had fun writing it.

Robert Vaughan – Feb 03, 2011

You are so generous with your support, and I appreciate your latest comments about 10,000 Dollar Pyramid in the Forum discussions. I really appreciate that, JP.

M.H. – Jan 30, 2011

Hi JP - Thanks so much for your generous comments on "Nothing Good" & I love your profile pic!

Roberto C. Garcia – Jan 29, 2011

JP, thank you for your comments on "A sense that something has happened". I'm glad you enjoyed it. Now I'm revising and trying to make it even better.

James Lloyd Davis – Jan 27, 2011

JP, Joani, thank you for the comments on "A heart that is not broken..." and for all the support you give others here. You are special.

Bill Yarrow – Jan 27, 2011

Thanks for commenting on "Hope's Amanuensis." Never read "Independence Day" (shame on me) but will now.

Michael J. Solender – Jan 18, 2011

JP so glad to see the women weighing in on my fish story. thanks.

Walter Bjorkman – Jan 18, 2011

JP - so YOU were my Classics professor, thought the name was familiar. (I swear it was Chalky next to me, not me who had those observations.)

Thanks for the read!

Meg Worden – Jan 17, 2011

Hi JP. Thanks for loving Mabel. I'm a little jealous of her suit. :-)

Mark Reep – Jan 17, 2011

Hi JP, thanks for reading and faving Last Bell. The line you mentioned is one of my favorites too. Much appreciated!

Lacey N. Dunham – Jan 17, 2011

Finally made it! Looking forward to exploring.

James Lloyd Davis – Jan 17, 2011

Thanks, JP, for the recognition and comment on "Foreplay." The subtext is justice.

Jules Archer – Jan 04, 2011

JP - thank you for the comment on "I Like It". I appreciate it!

Jack Swenson – Jan 02, 2011

Thanks, JP, for your "on the nosey" comment about "Mad Max." I sent you a message, previously, but I'm not sure it got through. (Troubles on the site.) I wanted to be sure you thank you.

Roberta – Jan 02, 2011

Thank you for the very kind comment on 'Tasted Like Apples,' JP!

Walter Bjorkman – Dec 28, 2010

JP - thank you for your appreciation and suggestion on Kill Allan. The flip/flop of again/kids was intentional, as I wanted to emphasize the echo of the past before the description, but it does read a bit bulky that way. Serious consideration for re-write. Thanks

Mark Reep – Dec 20, 2010

Your comment on Darryl's piece- about considering how well we really know someone, and how we can only imagine much of the life they've lead- Yes. Lost a dear friend unexpectedly recently, and this resonated. Good stuff.

Marcus Speh – Dec 14, 2010

thanks for read and all on "le sucre brun" & esp for finding that typo! corrected! and yes: retribution. good word for this.

Larry Strattner – Dec 14, 2010

Thanks for Snapshots. It's appreciated. Cheers. LarryS

Fred Osuna – Dec 13, 2010

JP - I appreciate your kind comments on "le Misérable." Mil gracias!

Julie Innis – Dec 11, 2010

JP, thank you for your kind words re. The Belt. I've been enjoying your work here and hope all is well.

Ginnah Howard – Dec 10, 2010

Thanks for the comments on the poem, "Rope & Bone." I have not read Atwood's "Happy Endings," but I'll track that down to see what common notes we hit. R & B is one of the first poems (things) I had ever written--maybe 25 years ago. It's is map back to a place a time I wouldn't be able to find without it and the poem carries most of the themes of a novel-in-33-stories that I went on to work on for many years--several of which I've posted on Fictionaut--"Road Work being one of them.

Mark Sutz – Dec 10, 2010

thanks for reading and faving panties...i never am quite sure how people will take it...

Cherise Wolas – Dec 09, 2010

JP, thanks for the lovely words on Ping Pong!

Roberta – Dec 09, 2010

Thank you very much for the kind comment on 'Arms of the Forest,' JP. Most fairytales are meant to be thorned jewels, I reckon.


M – Dec 06, 2010

Thank you for your really great comments on it's just death, so what. I very much appreciate them! Enjoy your week. -- Q

Matt Dennison – Dec 05, 2010

Thanks for the kind comments of late, JP. I do appreciate it!

Brian Mihok – Dec 04, 2010

Hey, thanks JP!

Susan Tepper – Dec 04, 2010

JP, appreciate your read and comment on "oasis" thank you & have a great weekend!

See ya – Dec 03, 2010

I so greatly appreciate your close read of How To Burn Years. Your comments pleased me a great deal. Thanks, JP. I look forward now to reading your work.

Marcus Speh – Dec 02, 2010

thanks for your comment on "falling into hugeness", jp. i enjoyed reading your bio very much-what a full cup indeed. i'm looking forward to reading some of your work. greetings from berlin!

Daniel Passamaneck – Dec 02, 2010

thanks so much for your thoughtful read and provocative comment about Wax Off. You have given me something to introspect about, which is always a gift.

Susan Tepper – Dec 01, 2010

JP, appreciate very much that you read Above the Clouds... which isn't a flash, thank you so much

Lynn Beighley – Dec 01, 2010

Thank you for your comments on "Things Inside of Other Things." Never considered the OCD manifestations. Hm. :)

stephen hastings-king – Nov 30, 2010

JP: Thanks very much for the read and lovely comment on "The Zone of Forgotten Things." Very interesting.

Bill Yarrow – Nov 29, 2010

Perfect comment on "The Proud Accounting." Thanks, Joani.

Meg Pokrass – Nov 26, 2010

You pinned it. !!!!! Thank you for reading it and GETTING IT! -meg

Shelagh Power-Chopra – Nov 22, 2010

Thanks so much, JP, very interesting comments!

Robert Kloss – Nov 22, 2010

Hi JP--Thanks for the nice words about "Blades". SP was certainly on my mind.

Robert Vaughan – Nov 21, 2010

I am so grateful for your read and comments about "Cadaver Chris." I've never met this guy, but I came close enough to experience him several times.

W.F. Lantry – Nov 21, 2010


Thanks for your kind words about Chanticleer. It was fun writing that one... ;)



Jane Hammons – Nov 21, 2010

Thanks so much for reading both parts of Minor Damage and liking the damaged characters for who they are.

James Lloyd Davis – Nov 19, 2010

JP, thanks ever so much for the good words and fave on "The Storefront Poet." And, yes, Texas can be magically realistic if you watch it long enough.

M – Nov 19, 2010

Thanks for your funny comment on virtual recovery, JP. I loved it. Cheers. -- Q

Bill Yarrow – Nov 16, 2010

Thanks for reading "Self Alaska" and for your wonderful comment, JP.

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