Autumn comes creeping in and a new school year starts. Although I haven't
been in school for over seven years, it's still a convenient way of
keeping track of the years, and how I tend to think of time on a
We had some big technical glitches in August, but now all seems to be
back on track. This month we
feature a review
of Garrison Keillor's new novel "Love Me", with a special bonus,
some select quotes from his Salon.com column "Mr. Blue" (A pseudonym
that also plays a big role within the novel, a case of art imitating life.)
Read and Enjoy!
A Note On The Rapture To His True Love
- Thomas Lynch
A lovely piece, the result of a formal exercise meant to dislodge writer's block.
These Black Shoes
A study of two soles.
Few pieces manage to evoke a certain sense of loss the way this one does.
...Of People Who Know What They Want
- Garrison Keillor
From his new novel "Love Me", this month's featured review.
...Of Old Folks Who Know Better
- Maggie Mink aka RennieLorca
Another take on Shakespeare's sonnet.
Where to find the courage of romance?
- Ani Di Franco
Submitted by Chances.
I've always loved this lyric, though
I found out the hard way that it's not a magic spell.
Venus And Her Martians
A nicely told tale.
Butterfly Sky Diving With Him
This month's best title I think.
All Parts Reason
I liked this work's well-crafted lines.
just got unlucky
The story of a night.
...this long weekend
A jumble of words that hit a nice note on the ending.
Slice of life.
Illustrated poem. I loved the line
"Our passion arms stretch wider /
than our Pavlov hearts allow"
Thoughts During Psych Class
Good use of detail in this melancholy work.
Just the spot.
This month's top-of-the page quote.
- red ivy
Best opening line this month.
- Star of David
Reminds me of a dream image I had once, two lovers smoking,
face to face, the cigarettes sharing their fire. Seemed very romantic at the time...
Akash generally writes with oddly enigmatic but evocative small works.
Prego, Ragu, and an issue of tissue.
Inspired by her recent trek to Acoma Sky City, where there is no electricity or running water.
A review of Garrison Keillor's new novel "Love Me", plus a
special addendum, "The Best of Blue".
Heart on Sleeve Corner
more heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.
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