Monthly Archives: June 2014

HURRY! TIME RUNNING OUT – “NEWS FLASH – FREE BOOK PROMOTION – Twilight’s Indian Princess July 1 – 5”

[Update!  7/3/14   #2 in Literary Fiction Satire,  #4 Literary Fiction Humor!] ___________________________________________________________________________ As part of the launch of this title and to introduce the series to the widest possible audience, CHP is running a FREE BOOK PROMO JULY 1 – 5 … Continue reading

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From Wallace Steven’s “Examination of the Hero in Time of War”

Wallace Stevens, magnifico American poet of the mid-twentieth century, a giant truly whom general readers are only now beginning to appreciate. For Stevens, Imagination was the supreme faculty of mankind. Utterly mysterious, transformative, redemptive and given to only a privileged … Continue reading

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The Scoop, The Dish – “Twilight’s Indian Princess”

FREE BOOK PROMOTION FOR THIS TITLE JULY 1 – 5 Amazon link http://www.amazon.com/Twilights-Indian-Princess-Margaret-Langstaff-ebook/dp/B00L9Q1TC2/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1403836553&sr=1-1&keywords=twilights+indian+princess _______________ About the Book Briefly, it’s Literary with a Southern flavor. It has a lovable daft heroine who can’t get out of her own way. She is … Continue reading

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“Twilight’s Indian Princess” – a new story

Sarah Sloan McCorkle of Piney Point, TN is a smart, hard-working schoolteacher, a good wife and great mother, who “married down”—according to her Southern aristocrat mother. Way down. One day she finds herself at the end of her rope, exhausted, … Continue reading

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“Some Place” (is better than no place at all)

In the rural South, if you are a newbie in town, or just passing through, and pull into a truck stop or Mini-Mart, for however brief a time and however chintzy a purchase, you are sure to be asked a … Continue reading

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An Author’s Query for Info About Stanley Elkin and William Gass

  This just in– I have been briefly corresponding with a researcher-scholar and novelist who is seeking sound information regarding the Elkin-Gass friendship, both personal and professional, to wit, their relationship.  Both of these literary lions were/are profs at Washington … Continue reading

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Sometimes It’s Hard to Get Any Work Done Around Here

Riley’s tongue merged with my lips in this photo (his intention surely), and my lips are not a threat to Angela Jolie, I promise you, but you get the picture.  I’ve mentioned elsewhere that I live on a small farm … Continue reading

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“The Waking” by Theodore Roethke

After posting the poem”My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke on Father’s Day, I’ve been off on  a Roethke tangent, I confess, revisiting many of my fav Roethke poems.  Here’s one that lodged itself in my brain long ago like a … Continue reading

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“Poetry: Who Needs It?” by William Logan in today’s NY Times

“Poetry: Who Needs It?” by William Logan in today’s NY Times.

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“Poetry: Who Needs It?” by William Logan in today’s NY Times

“The dirty secret of poetry is that it is loved by some, loathed by many, and bought by almost no one.”—William Logan ~.~ I know several readers of this humble blog (including its writer) are deeply interested in poetry. Many … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day! “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke

Here is a poem that came to mind this morning by a great 20th Century American poet, Theodore Roethke.  His father was a horticulturist, maintained several greenhouses and plant nurseries.  Roethke said once that the greenhouse was for him a  … Continue reading

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