Albany Journal – 7/1/12

Today is another hot and sunny day, and I think we’ve had a string of them here in Albany.  The reading we had the other night of the New Surrealist Institute went surprisingly well.  Poets are really a very talented people.  The way they use words is uncanny, and even without knowing what the narrative… More

At the Beach, After the Fact

Patricia O’Donnell Four young women make their way through groups of people on spread-out towels and blankets. This is the third day of unusually warm weather for June in Maine, and the beach is crowded. They find a spot close to the water, near the line where the sand is wet, and shake out their… More

Weight

Ashleigh Eisinger Jessie stands before me, a circus mirror image of the woman I married ten years earlier. Slight and shriveled, the sight of her furthers my longing for the plump blonde that used to laugh with me, that same woman who would not hesitate to shear off her top and slacks before crawling into… More

The Credits Say 15th Elf

Chloe N. Clark He was cast as a minor Elf, the one always at the edge of the frame, running into battle or contemplating grave proclamations. His children tried to find him, point him out with ecstatically jabbing fingers, but they were always wrong. Years later at a bit players’ convention he laughed with extra… More

He Was Always Almost Something

Chloe N. Clark Sometimes he’d write words on blackboards solely because he liked the way chalk dust softened his fingertips, paled them into some color not quite living. Once he ate earth, accidentally almost, it tasted bitter rich like too dark chocolate drenched in coffee grounds or ash. He never drank flames, though he meant… More

A. Manette Ansay

The author of “Vinegar Hill” and “Good Things I Wish You” sits down to discuss her life and craft. More

Peter Carey

Ben Evans sits down for a conversation with one of the greatest novelists of our time. More

James Lasdun

The prolific London-born writer sits down with Ben to discuss his process, style, and latest collection, It’s Beginning To Hurt.

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