Posted in May 2012

Femmes Sauvage by Johnny Clewell

Femmes Sauvage by Johnny Clewell When I grow old, grandmother, I’ll be the one to live alone in the woods with my herbs and roots and volumes of Rilke, baskets of yarn and gardening tools, old love letters tied into bundles, old red hood in a bottom drawer. When I grow old, I’ll be the … Continue reading

On Darkness…

“In older myths, the dark road leads downward into the Underworld, where Persephone is carried off by Hades, much against her will, while Ishtar descends of her own accord to beat at the gates of Hell. This road of darkness lies to the West, according to Native American myth, and each of us must travel … Continue reading

Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet

Almost as legend as the magnificent graphic novels, comic books and fiction that graces its shelves, Forbidden Planet is a shelter for fantasy and sci-fi nerds located in New York City. Settled on the corner of 13th and Broadway a stone’s throw away from Union Square and tantalizingly close to the Strand (NYC’s behemoth independently … Continue reading

On Writing Novels…

“Writing novels is much the same. You gather up bones and make your gate, but no matter how wonderful the gate might be, that alone doesn’t make it a living breathing novel. A story is not something of this world. A real story requires a kind of magical baptism to link the world on this … Continue reading