This blog is intended for lovers of books and ideas; for those who savor words; for those who believe literature makes us more humane by creating empathetic bonds across time and space; for those who know deep down that lust and language are entwined, but just can’t quite say how; for those who-feel compelled to roll around in the wreckage and delights of the ordinary human heart; for those who write to reveal themselves, to discover themselves, and sometimes even to speak themselves into existence; and for those who write to dissemble and hide.
My posts focus on contemporary and classic literature, both fiction and poetry, but I will also post interviews and occasionally my thoughts about my own writing. I have a PhD in American literature, so you will find that most of my gleanings occur in this field.
As a teacher, I need to say to any student passing by, cite properly but also warily: I make no claims to authority.
I invite your comments