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Peggy Rambach’s Book Out In Paperback!

Peggy Rambach’s Book Out In Paperback!

By on December 19, 2011

Peggy Rambach’s novel Fighting Gravity is now available in paperback!  And, for the first time, Fighting Gravity is also available for the Kindle.  The New York Times writes of the book, “…[Rambach’s] prose is wiry, deft and piercingly descriptive; she

Ted Morrissey on Calypso, Accomplished Lying, and the Contemporary Novella

Ted Morrissey on Calypso, Accomplished Lying, and the Contemporary Novella

By on December 16, 2011

by Beth Gilstrap   On a gray March evening, I spoke with Ted Morrissey, author of the novel Men of Winter (Punkin House, 2010) and the forthcoming novella and story collection Weeping with an Ancient God. We talked about the

Poem: “The Canyon,” by Candace Black

Poem: “The Canyon,” by Candace Black

By on December 7, 2011

Beyond the strip of backyard grass, further than the rim of ice plant’s succulent green spears, past the firebreak bulldozers shaved each spring across tufts of scrubby chaparral and mustard, exposing once

Fiction: “Wish You Were Here,” by Geeta Kothari

Fiction: “Wish You Were Here,” by Geeta Kothari

By on December 1, 2011

The night is endless, with one request after another, songs they can’t play, songs they won’t play. “No,” Red Puppy says to the bride’s mother, a troll in a green dress with a sash. “We don’t do ‘YMCA.’” He makes