Monday, January 28, 2008


I've been reading bits and pieces lately, but some of it has been incredible. Last night was reading aloud from The New Quarterly 105 "Umbrella" and "Knife" by S. Isabel Burgess who, according to the internet, is also a Ph.D. student in nonlinear physics and pattern formation. Which isn't all that surprising, actually, and her poems are amazing.

In terms of short fiction, from My Mistress's Sparrow is Dead I've fallen in love with "Some Other Better Otto" by Deborah Eisenberg, and now her collection Twilight of the Superheroes is a must must. (Today I told RR that some days it is my to-read list that keeps me from jumping out my office window).

Online: 12 or 20 Questions with Lynn Coady (whose Mean Boy you might remember how I loved.)