this week on the interwebs

  Stuff I found this week:   "Literary thriller" - a thriller with some boring bits. #genremeanings — Jonny Geller (@JonnyGeller) August 19, 2014   23 Contemporary Writers You Should Have Read by Now http://t.co/NdJdxcekjP — Electric Literature (@ElectricLit) August 19, 2014   My brother Steven is retarded: http://t.co/e2dw45SNTV — Awful Library Books (@awfullibbooks) August …

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Short Story: A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor

  I've sorely neglected short stories in my reading. I tend to prefer novels and works of nonfiction, reason being short stories end before I have a chance to get into them. Or, worse, they end after I'm fully invested, then I feel let down the tale didn't last longer. I prefer the luxury of …

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TED Talks: Billy Collins, Two poems on what dogs think (probably)

I don't know a lot about poetry, but I do know I love Billy Collins, former two-time Poet Laureate of the United States. He was my first high-profile author interview; somehow I talked my way into a phone interview for the first incarnation of this blog. Wires were crossed, somehow. No doubt he wouldn't have …

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