The Written Word

It’s not on the stands yet, but another of the motherhood/fairy stories I’ve been working for the past little bit (uh, doesn’t she mean the past five years?) will be in the Fall, 2009 issue of Brain, Child. I love Brain, Child. And not just because they publish fiction along with personal essays and nonfictionContinue reading “The Written Word”

The Written Word

Just received word that my poem “Hill Country Fossils” will appear in an upcoming issue of Southwest Review.    And just a couple of weeks ago, I opined thusly about the merits of writing poetry over fiction: How freeing it would be … to write without the words needing to earn their keep….  How freeingContinue reading “The Written Word”

Rolling in Clover; or Luck, and Where to Find it

The more common variant of the saying being like pigs in clover — but let’s not go that far. But if I had some magic elixir bottled up that could whisk me back to childhood, it would consist of a distillation, an inhalation of the following: …The scent of the pinpoint-sized white flowers of aContinue reading “Rolling in Clover; or Luck, and Where to Find it”