Here is a link to my review of Kay Boyle: A Twentieth-Century Life in Letters edited by Sandra Spanier: “Here to Write” It appears in the March edition of Open Letters Monthly.
Wrote 1047 words, working on a poem, the Irish book, and an essay. I’ve read up to page 122 in The Starship and the Canoe, about the relationship of George Dyson with his father, Freeman Dyson, and their different (at the time) philosophies of life. Still very much enjoying it. I also bought Freeman Dyson’s latest… Continue reading Today’s Writing and Reading
Today I wrote 1003 words. 117 of these were longhand, the third draft of a poem I’m calling “Two Lights.” 107 of these were the fourth draft of the same poem when I typed it into my tablet (so I left out ten words which is usually a good thing). 388 of these words were… Continue reading Today’s Work
Well, I really had meant to update this every week but life happens. I’m still working on the Irish travel memoir belles lettres book (will be, I think, for another year) and reading three books for review: A Twentieth Century Life in Letters by Kay Boyle, Joy Ride by John Lahr, and C.S. Lewis and… Continue reading The Most Dangerous Book
I am going to try to update this blog once a week to share what’s going on in my literary life. Right now I have two reviews that should be coming out soon: The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings should be appearing soon in America Magazine, and a review of Teaching Plato in… Continue reading Latest News