I live near Seattle where I review books, write books, and go hiking from time to time.
Janet Frame, Kevin Sampsell (A Common Pornography), Gary Lutz (Stories in the Worst Way), Flannery O'Connor, Borges, Kafka, Faulkner, Willie Smith (Oedipus Cadet), HL Davis (Honey in the Horn), Ken Kesey (Sometimes a Great Notion), Peter Elbow (Writing without Teachers), Iris Murdoch (The Sea, The Sea), Lee Williams (After Nirvana), Matthew McIntosh (Well), Christine Schutt, Margaret Atwood, Nabokov, Malcolm Lowry (Under the Volcano), Georges Perec (Species of Spaces)
Thanks for looking past my initially annoying comments. Your response was quite insightful and interesting.
Much appreciate the close read of my latest piece.
I edited my window story a little and added some things, though not necessarily in the way that you might prefer.
Yeah, there was a massive Seattle to Chicago migration in 2002. We would've taken more people, but Paula's car was full of cats. Can you send us some coffee?
Hi! I haven't seen that cartoon. Is it better than the Snorks?
This place seems pretty cool. I like the look and feel. Thanks for the invite!
Under the Volcano. Such a great book. I tried to read it when I was 30 and couldn't. Ten years later, I couldn't put it down.
Hey Matt! Now I remember why your name is so familiar: http://www.mississippireview.com/2001/briggs-trap.html
Great to see you here.