Poem: Bumblebees Are Made of Ash

Poem: Bumblebees Are Made of Ash

Bumblebees Are Made of Ash Martha Silano (@marthasilano in Thrush Literary Journal) The day is a dragonfly hovering in the Timothy. It could rain for months before the sun goes down. An orange buoy bobs while a sparrow sings through a wall. The world smells of cedar,...
Poem: Ligament

Poem: Ligament

Last spring, I had the pleasure of spending an evening with Charif Shanahan at the AWP conference, when we were both invited readers for a reading sponsored by our publishers. I’m excited that his poem Ligament appeared in The New York Times Magazine in the...
Bookstores: Common Good Books in St. Paul

Bookstores: Common Good Books in St. Paul

Read my books at Common Good Books in St. Paul, Minnesota Common Good Books is a wonderful little bookstore in St. Paul, Minnesota. In the mid-2000s, I was in Minnesota for graduate school and I worked on the Macalester College campus as a part-time job during my grad...
Bookstores: Ada’s Technical Books in Seattle

Bookstores: Ada’s Technical Books in Seattle

Find my books at Ada’s Technical Books In the early 2000s, a blusterous tech guy I knew in Seattle went to work for Amazon. Shortly afterwards, I had coffee with my old friend, and he proceeded to tell me how the future of books was Amazon and ebooks. Therefore,...