Monday, January 24, 2011

Getting It Right

Great week: book launch reading in Seattle (standing room only, sold out of books: a world gone gonzo), had some of the new poems provisionally accepted by one of my favorite journals, and found out I'll be having a book-signing at AWP (2:00-2:30 on Friday at the Greensboro Review table). Can't wait for DC...

(on the list: Paula Deen, Christine O'Donnell, and LeBron James)


Here’s a leap. Hemingway’s story “Hills Like White Elephants” is many things: perfection of his minimalist style; an example of excellent dialogue; a snapshot of two people that reveals their entire lifetime; imagery that resonates in its depth and emotion; and of course, being a “teachable” story that often requires an explanation that the young couple is talking about an abortion. But the story’s staying power is in its tragedy: it’s a story about not being able to see the world in metaphor, a story about the crushing of a woman’s imagination.


Hooray Kelly!


-Many thanks to Sandy Longhorn, for her incisive and generous review of the book. If you haven't read her work, do yourself a favor and buy this book.


Great interview with Ed Skoog from over at the Ploughshares Blog


And now for something completely different. You're welcome.


Sandy Longhorn said...

Thanks for the link to the Skoog interview, and thanks for the kind words as well.

Lisa said...

"it's a story about not being able to see the world in metaphor"...hmmm...not sure I agree with that. at all.

either way, ONE WEEK, sir!