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On Writing Positive Reviews

Every good book is the same, but every bad book is unique in its mediocrity or, even worse, the sheer horror of its language. At least that’s the way I sometimes feel.  The danger of writing a series like the … Continue reading

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Quick Notes for You to Practice Your Notating Skill On

Note 1: I have a review up now on Zoland Poetry’s website. You can find my review (and the three others who share the spotlight this year) here. It’s not often I do reviews; even though I find them rewarding … Continue reading

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The Rejected Review: John McWhorter’s Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

The following review is something I wrote on spec for a literary magazine, but it was rejected. Because of the HAA fellowship I got from the city of Houston, I’m no longer as worried about money and/or making a living … Continue reading

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WALL-E DVD Review on-line and virus-free

Jason Myers (you can find his infrequent writing here) has finally dragged another review out of me for RevolutionSF.com. In this case, it’s one of [INSERT BLOG POST TITLE HERE, WITH SLIGHT EDITS] a movie that I loved in the … Continue reading

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A hapslappy day!

Another shortness in verbiage. Although the most exciting thing to happen to me in recent days is the advent of an interview for a Poet-in-Residence position I really, really want. That happens tomorrow, 2:45 pm, and I’m excited and worried … Continue reading

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I have been reviewed! (Well, City of Regret has been)

Not that this is always a good thing. In this case, yes, it is good, I deem it so. Even though the review isn’t glowingly positive. I mean, it’s positive. There are some positive elements. In general, if this review … Continue reading

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Quick note, and a threat

Ha! Got you to read, diddle-I? So, the NOTE: If you’re interested in my reviews, enjoy reading them, deconstructing them, pointing out my grammatical and theoretical flaws, well, today is your LUCKY DAY since I have a review of a … Continue reading

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This is not about chocolate

It looks like my review has been accepted by Rattle’s on-line division (overseen by the print editor Tim Green… who is also the on-line editor. Which means there isn’t really an on-line division, just an on-line portion of the magazine. … Continue reading

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The Lot of a Reviewer’s Life

The problem I find with being a reviewer is that I don’t like to make enemies, and it is impossible for most people (anyone?) not to take a review personally. Which is why William Logan has been called the most … Continue reading

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Making rice, making nice

I finished reading Court Green 4 today, and liked it, which is to say I liked the reading experience a lot. Almost every poem was interesting to read, even if I didn’t end up liking each one. By which I … Continue reading

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