Category Archives: Writing

On My Reading, 2016

                                                                        Literature is news that stays news. Ezra Pound Like José Donoso, I’ve learned much about life by reading novels. I read nonfiction and poetry too, but my mainstay is fiction. In stories, I get … Continue reading

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Women and Writing

During the women’s movement in the late 60s, a poet of one name, Alta, asked this question: “How often have we had clean sheets and nothing on sheets of paper?” No internet in those days, no digital journals. Shameless Hussy, … Continue reading

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Retirement Advice 2016

for Mike Thornton and Gregg Painter After waiting for lawn service that never came Friday afternoon, Phil and I decided to stay in, stream something on Netflix. I was draining pasta when there was a knock at the door. Assuming … Continue reading

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Musings in the process of translating Manual Para Enamorarse by Mónica Lavín, provisionally titled Handbook for Falling in Love

As in every translation project, many sentences want rearranging, and nice long ones need to be broken up. Syntax, syntax! If you don’t read Spanish, simply note that the following is a single sentence and move on. It doesn’t matter. … Continue reading

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