James J. Patterson Shares a New Essay on Episode 7 of LFTRR
Hobnob with your favorite fellow wizard on episode 7 of Live from the Reading Room
The latest episode of James J. Patterson's LFTRR revisits one of our favorite recurring characters, the trickster deity Hermes.
"Hermes is a crazy cat," says Patterson, "He steals what's been stolen only to put it back; he lies to you only to get you back on track."
The essay, "Hermes at the Kakistocracy Hotel," will appear in Patterson's upcoming collection, Junk Shop Window.
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And don't forget, EVERY. SINGLE. BOOK. in the ASP catalog is half-price through the month of may!
Rose Solari’s reviews this month focus on four collections that “challenge and stretch the reader’s expectations in terms of content, form, or both.”
While the Emily Dickinson poetry marathon is not a marathon in the traditional sense, it does test the endurance, fortitude, and preparedness of all its participants. Over a seven day period, 14 hours in all, participants will read every one of the enigmatic 19th-century poet’s 1,789 poems in the order prescribed by R.W. Franklin’s The Poems of Emily Dickinson.
Accomplished singer-songwriter Carmen Nickerson and pianist Kostia Efimov provide an intimate, acoustic set as part of the No Studios unplugged series.
At approximately 42 minutes into the set, Nickerson pauses to acknowledge the date – September 11th – and pulls out a sheet of paper. The poem she reads is Rose Solar’s “Meditation for my Country.”