The past, made remote by distance, isn’t ready yet to be forgotten. And the present is floating, suspended, if disjointed from its roots.
Pye’s characters are unique and complex, and readers will think about them long after they finish the book.
I’m with Grace Paley, who said “Write from what you know into what you don’t know.”
Writing poetry in general is one way to make sense of it all, to break up what is vast and essentially unknowable, into smaller, more digestible pieces.
C. D. Albin was born and reared in West Plains, Missouri. He earned a Doctor of Arts in English from the University of Mississippi and has taught for many […]
The Universal Physics of Escape by Elizabeth Gonzalez 168 Pages Press 53 (2015) 978-1941209318 The Universal Physics of Escape was the winner of the 2015 Press 53 Award for short […]
It is very rare that I want to savor a book, that I purposely slow my turning of pages so that I can revel in the world that has been created for me. But that is exactly what I did with Wendy J. Fox’s collection entitled The Seven Stages of Anger and Other Stories,
Just as there are no shortcuts for writers, there are no shortcuts for publishers.