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)

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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.



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Hooray Kelly!

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-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.

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Great interview with Ed Skoog from over at the Ploughshares Blog


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

2 comments:

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!