Monday, November 24, 2008

Recession to bring about creativity amongst . . . well, those creative types.

So, I heard today that the recession or whatever it is we're calling our nation's economic status is said (by someone on NPR and elsewhere) that perhaps our country will experience a surge in books being written/published because people who create will be more apt to become introverted in a sense, focusing on art and what we are naturally talented at doing, as opposed to what we do when our country isn't failing, financially, which would be to . . . create art but not as ferverently??? I got the general idea of the comment today which was that people may be less likely to spend money, go out and therefore have more time on their hands to do what we do when we don't go shopping, to movies and the like. I think that was the general idea behind the comment. Well, I say it's good to create whether financially sound or not! Check out the latest by Joe Meno or Rachel Resnick, perhaps even a little Jean Phillipe Touissant might be in order just to lighten the mood. And hey, if the state of our economy really does inspire people to stay in and create more "art", I say good. That's what really matters. That and pumpkin pie.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Why it takes me Three Months to Post

Well, as some people have pointed out, I don't really blog that much. Okay, pretty much never, but I decided that i'd do more than just point out that I procrastinate and avoid putting any real content on here. Mostly, lack of time is the culprit. But let me just say this, you'll see some of my work over at Bookslut and at Tarpaulin Sky soon. I have reviews upon reviews coming out soon. Let me just say, a new work that is wonderfully unique and deserves more press than those who subscribe to this blog, is Leni Zumas's latest work. Open City has had the pleasure of publishing her stories and you all can have the luxury of reading quality fiction for a small, yet appropriate fee. And there will be a review of said work in June's Bookslut. I promise to write more about Easter bunnies, trips to Target, why car repairs happen all at once and things that make me itchy. Stay tunes y'all. I know you can hardly wait. Really. Stay tuned.

Monday, January 14, 2008

2008 is off to a good start!

Well, not that there's a huge following here yet for my posts, but I'm going to try and at least post here fairly frequently--if not for anything more than my own sanity. So, the latest is that Jason Jones has written a great new book that has been published by Open City Books that I'm hearing great things about and will review for March Bookslut. Just reviewed a wonderful, quirky writer named Veronika Gonzalez, who's debut work is: Twin Time (Or how death Befell me) and next month an interview with Derek White of Calamari Press and Sleepingfish magazine and a review of Michael Boyko's latest and Selah Saterstrom's The Meat and Spirit Plan. So all of these things are going to be up in the next few weeks and I say, check them out! Also, you should really think about reading the latest Tarpaulin Sky, print edition. It's also something great to look forward to. In the meantime, check back in for updates on other things too --