HUMP from VERMONT:
Just home from a marvelous week spent in Burlington, Vermont on the sandy shores of Lake Champlain. What a transformation! Here are ten worthy reading mentions for this hot, fiery week:
1) “Murder your Darlings” interview with CL Bledsoe and prolific, magnificent author Meg Tuite: http://networkedblogs.com/zzDvR?a=share
2) David Tomaloff and Ryan Bradley’s collaborative You are Jaguar stalking you in the Amazon…http://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Jaguar-Ryan-Bradley/dp/1467513423/ref=cm_cmu_up_thanks_hdr
3) Aleathia Drehmer brings the goodies with her Episode 26, theme is Deconstruction. My piece, “The Price You Pay for a Cult” is included. Thanks, Aleathia! http://inbetweenalteredstates.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/the-price-you-pay-for-a-cult-by-robert-vaughan/
4) Ben Tanzer combines his prowess about running with his magical essays on writing: 99 Problems (although I could list several more!): http://cclapcenter.com/99problems/
5) Alex Pruteanu writes like a “Resident Alien” up at Used Furniture Review: http://usedfurniturereview.com/2012/07/03/resident-alien-by-alex-pruteanu/
6) Are you up for a little Joyland, a hub for short fiction? Sara Lippmann brings her panache with “Swanee.” http://www.joylandmagazine.com/stories/new_york/swanee
7) Have you read this brilliant interview with poet Dorianne Laux at combustus? If not, do! Also, Dorianne, husband Joe Millar, and Ellen Bass only have two spots left for their Esalen workshop: http://combustus.net/2012/06/16/all-poetry-is-preparation-for-death-dorianne-laux/
8) The brilliant Heather Fowler, my kangaroo pal, now has her book, People With Holes, at Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/people-with-holes-heather-fowler/1108838530?ean=9780982991381. Congrats, Heather!
9) Just had to include this, courtesy of dazzling poet Helen Vitoria: http://www.motionpoems.com/?p=941
10) Can’t help but see the symbolic elements in this man-made disaster: http://news.yahoo.com/san-deigo-accidentally-set-off-fireworks-same-time-085739445.html
Happy 4th and many more. Thunderclap released our 2nd National Poetry Month chapbook this week, more about that here: National Poetry Month – April 2012 by thunderclappress (Paperback) – Lulu. Also, Amanda Deo’s latest news about the future of Thunderclap here: http://thunderclappress.com/. I will always be grateful for our work together, Amanda and wish you only the best in your writing life.
We are off to take in “Twelfth Night” today at the American Players Theater in Spring Green: http://americanplayers.org/. What are you up to?