Reading & Staying Put

Image of candle burning and eight books. Magda Szabó The Door Grace Wilentz The Limit of LightRaymond Carter Cathedral Margaret Atwood On Writers and WritingEva Baltasar PermafrostDeborah Levy The Man Who Saw EverythingEdith Eger The Giftthe Paris Review Winter 2020 235 And this is my current reading pile, some of which I am reading for … Continue reading Reading & Staying Put

Writers Chat 29:Karen Lee Street on Edgar Allan Poe and The Empire of the Dead (Oneworld: London, 2019)

Writers Chat – Edgar Allan Poe and The Empire of the Dead Karen, you’re very welcome to my Writers Chat. We last chatted about Edgar Allan Poe and The Jewel of Peru and today we'll discuss  Edgar Allan Poe and The Empire of the Dead which was described as “a gripping read, and a worthy homage … Continue reading Writers Chat 29:Karen Lee Street on Edgar Allan Poe and The Empire of the Dead (Oneworld: London, 2019)

In Difficult Times…

In difficult times, literature can be a respite or a road map, fiction can offer a way forward or a means of escape, and poetry can be a pronouncement or a poultice. This is what the Paris Review (233) editorial note by Emily Nemens reminds us. It is to literature that we turn. In need … Continue reading In Difficult Times…