Looking Inward from the Fallen World: Some Thoughts of Phaedrus and the Things We Choose to Read

So, in truth, I’ve found myself going back through a great deal of the classics that inhabit the bookshelves of my home office. First, I turned to grand ole Karl Marx. But after just going through the Communist Manifesto, the emotions of being a chronically underemployed and underpaid writer/editor definitely got to me a wayContinue reading “Looking Inward from the Fallen World: Some Thoughts of Phaedrus and the Things We Choose to Read”

A Nice Reminder From John Haines

I was putting together my W203 Creative Writing syllabus for the fall and have been focusing on Rocky Mountain state writers. Naturally, sometime after Rick Bass I found poet John Haines’ work and have been spending sometime nosing around his work for stuff that is teachable. To say there is a lot would be aContinue reading “A Nice Reminder From John Haines”

A Balloon is a Circle and Compass Both – Ben Greenman

Some Thoughts About Greenman’s A Balloon is a Circle and Compass Both: Just finished up this collection for workshop this week and figured it at least worth a few notes on the web. On the whole Greenman does some pretty fun work here. The Editor of the New Yorker that Greenman is comes through perhapsContinue reading “A Balloon is a Circle and Compass Both – Ben Greenman”