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Scratching the surface of literary journal rejection letters.
1. Terry Brooks, The Sword of Shannara (1977): In the first installment of Seattle-based Brooks' Shannara series, eight idiosyncratic adventurers search for the sword that… Continue reading
The portrait of a lady.
A feminist embraces a cold world.
FIXER CHAO by Han Ong (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, $24) WILLIAM PAULINHA hasn't had a pleasant American dream. The antihero of playwright Han Ong's debut… Continue reading
Gay men's body consciousness and the rise of the muscle monster.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21Stories of Setting, Characters of Place: Writing from the West—America's geographical frontier may be a topic of the past, but the West and… Continue reading
A ghost from the past doles out the essential readings of Jack Kerouac
JONATHAN HOLDEN The Kansas State University poet-in-residence reads from his work and talks about the life of Richard Hugo. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th, 322-7030.… Continue reading
Bailey/Coy Books—Amy Bloom reads from her new collection of short stories, A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You (9/7). Jean Borysenko, the… Continue reading
Hello! On Eleventh Hour Productions' Web site, the nonprofit literary arts organization declares its belief in three things: "that disenfranchised voices hold creative power, that… Continue reading
The case that shattered theories about gender identity.
Frustrated writer documents bullfighting to forget depression.
Teen boys become more than friends, less than lovers.
Mark Jude Poirier's debut novel runs deeper than bong water.
Feed the world
Tales of alienation that are accessible to all.
"THE ARTIST'S LIFE," a story from Anita Desai's new collection Diamond Dust, features Polly, a young girl fresh from summer camp who realizes she's an… Continue reading
It's boo-hoo for West Hollywood in this new gay flick.