Dear Reader: What’s Told? Or, the Telling of It?

2020-05-15T15:05:12-05:00

In my recent reading, it’s been as much about how the story is told as it’s been about the story itself. This certainly isn’t a new idea—these examples span three decades—but sometimes the phenomenon is more prevalent in my stacks. Maybe you’ve read some of these, or maybe

Dear Reader: What’s Told? Or, the Telling of It?2020-05-15T15:05:12-05:00

The Writing Life: Flannery O’Connor (2 of 4)

2020-02-06T12:45:47-05:00

My Flannery wanderings began here, and I've been amazed by both how many readers have never heard of her and also how many books about her life and writing are in the public library. If I wanted to spend the year in her company, on the page, I

The Writing Life: Flannery O’Connor (2 of 4)2020-02-06T12:45:47-05:00

Margarita Engle #WorldLiteratureToday

2020-03-11T17:37:48-05:00

This literary magazine has been adding to my TBR for years. Its coverage has consistently been outstanding and now I’m thrilled to say that I’m making a very small contribution to its pages as well. In this issue I review Québécoise author, Audrée Wilhelmy’s new novel in translation,

Margarita Engle #WorldLiteratureToday2020-03-11T17:37:48-05:00

The Writing Life: Flannery O’Connor (1 of 4)

2020-02-06T12:46:36-05:00

The collected letters of Flannery O’Connor, edited by Sally Fitzgerald, in The Habit of Being: they’ve been on my bookshelves for a couple of decades. They date to the time when I gave less thought to the number of inches that a book required for storage. To the

The Writing Life: Flannery O’Connor (1 of 4)2020-02-06T12:46:36-05:00

A Kaleidoscopic View of David Groulx’s Poetry

2020-02-06T13:02:39-05:00

Every morning for more than a week, I had breakfast with Anishinaabe-Métis poet, David Groulx; with cups of cinnamon tea and fruitbread, I read his poems to begin my days. I read his Under God’s Pale Bones in 2012, after having seen him read at an International Festival

A Kaleidoscopic View of David Groulx’s Poetry2020-02-06T13:02:39-05:00