PROSE

PROSE

Short Fiction

I wouldn’t be rash enough to make extravagant claims for my stories. All were written as personal experiments, essentially without larger ambitions, although all but one of them has found a place in one publication or another. The single unpublished story has received kind responses from many editors, but all have found it too long to publish—although one did write, “I wish this were 15 pages longer, which would make it a novella, and we sometimes publish those.” Hmmm. Rather than length, I prefer the definition of my old fiction mentor, Robert Harlow, who said that a novella is “time flowing through a conduit.” This in contrast to a short story, which “stops time so the story can happen,” and a novel, which is “about the times.” I’m not exactly sure what he meant, but I’m sure he was right.

Title Publication
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Sisyphus Descending (formerly “In the House”)

Sou’wester

The Origamist

Southern Humanities Review

The Sleep of Reason (formerly “The Crystal Palace”)

Prism International

Unnecessary Risks Unpublished
White Owl

The Muse

Ernie Miles

The Bloomsbury Review Fiction Supplement

Tides

Puerto Del Sol

Journalism

Feel free to view and or download any or all of the writings below. Most were written for money (a pittance), the rest to scratch a particular itch and for copies of the publication. Some are clearly out of date, but I’ve included them because they still express some of my abiding concerns.

Type of Article Title Publication
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Event Review The Frog-Poet

The Muse

Event Review Lying, Laughing, and Dancing Around on the Road

The Muse

Event Review On Readings and Reading Alone

The Muse

Book Review The Seafarer’s Gift: A Review of Thomas R. Smith’s The Dark Indigo Current

Bloomsbury Review

Book Review The Balm of Language: A Review of Georg Trakl: A Profile

Bloomsbury Review

Book Review Charting the Energy of the Earth: A Review of Reg Saner’s So This Is the Map

Bloomsbury Review

Book Review Ideas and Passions: A Review of Woman Who Has Sprouted Wings, ed. by Mary Crow

Bloomsbury Review

Book Review The Persistence of Influence: A Review of The Chimeras, Poems by Gérard de Nerval(translated by Peter Jay)

Bloomsbury Review

Book Review Taking the Risk Out of Poetry: A Review of the Godine Chapbook Series IV ( Collections by Raymond Oliver, Charles O. Hartman, William Logan, Gjertrud Schnackenberg, and Ira Sadoff)

Bloomsbury Review

Book Review What Mirrors Are For: A Review of William Zaranka’s A Mirror Driven Through Nature

Bloomsbury Review

Book Review On J. V. Cunningham: A Review of The Poems of J. V. Cunningham

Bloomsbury Review

Book Review The Seafarer’s Gift: On Thomas R. Smith’sThe Dark Indigo Current

Bloomsbury Review

Book Review Traveling from Delight to Wisdom with Art Goodtimes: A Review of As If the World Really Mattered, by Art Goodtimes

Bloomsbury Review

Book Review The Further Adventures of Bill Knott: A Review of Bill Knott’s Stigmata Errata Etcetera

Bloomsbury Review

Essay Aspects of Time in Poetry

What Can You Say About Poems: Essays by Poets on Poetry(Juniper Press)

Essay Fists and Flashing Eyes

The Muse

Essay Poetic Justice

Tracks in the Snow: Essays by Colorado Poets (Mesilla Press)

Essay I Have Seen the Future and It is Prose

The Muse

Essay A Regular’s Notes

The Muse

Essay Plains Light

Midwest Quarterly

Profile Stephen Owen, Jazz Musician

The Muse

Profile Elsbeth Liebowitz: A Life in Brief

Commissioned by Overboard Press

Profile Generosity Without Borders

Commissioned by Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank for its “Second Sight” Newsletter

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