Poem & Eulogy: Charles Simic

Poem & Eulogy: Charles Simic

Today, Charles Simic's death was announced. Here's a wonderful memory of Simic by an old friend, Damon Krukowski. I share this with you now as a eulogy for a poet I admired and enjoyed deeply. Rest in peace, and poetry, Charles.   Charon's Cosmology With only his...

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Hamlet as a Christmas Play

Hamlet as a Christmas Play

Turns out, that Shakespeare may have taken Advent Season into account when deciding not only where his play would be set, but precisely when. Scholar Steve Roth has written a paper outlining the astronomical history of November 1601, and the holiday season for...

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Poem: Good Bones by Maggie Smith

Poem: Good Bones by Maggie Smith

A poem for this moment in our lives... (October 28, 2022) BY MAGGIE SMITH Life is short, though I keep this from my children. Life is short, and I’ve shortened mine in a thousand delicious, ill-advised ways, a thousand deliciously ill-advised ways I’ll keep from my...

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Supporting Clarion West with a Book Edit

Supporting Clarion West with a Book Edit

I'm overjoyed to support Clarion West's annual fundraising gala by gifting the organization a complete novel edit for an aspiring (or published) writer. Clarion West is a fantastic organization for writers who work primarily in the SFF domain. Here are all the...

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Art: Local Artists inspired by The Eagle Tree in White Salmon

Art: Local Artists inspired by The Eagle Tree in White Salmon

The Eagle Tree by Ned Hayes is visiting the White Salmon Valley Community Library in October 2022. The award-winning novel The Eagle Tree will be featured in the “Everybody Reads” book program created by the local library system program. One of the centerpieces of the...

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