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December 7, 2010 Friends, I’m about to send off the manuscript for my new book of poems, HAPPY LIFE, which will be published by Copper Canyon Press in September of next year. I hope I’m done with it this week. My editor and I have settled on the poems that will be in the book […]

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Available now from:     Amazon.com Barnes&Noble.com Borders Powell’s Booksor from your local, independent bookstore: The Galaxy Bookshop   * * * * *  “Budbill’s frank self-awareness keeps him from sounding smug . .. .; he’s quick to include himself in the benighted . . . a list of references in the book shows how […]

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Another strange week. I am, every week, made aware of how difficult it is to put together any sustained writing time to work on anything. It’s nearly impossible. Life keeps intervening, like for example this week. Monday, was the funeral for our neighbor and friend Eva Colegrove who died at the age of 96. She […]

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I woke up at 1:30 Wednesday morning, slept fitfully until 4:00 and got up at 5:00, all because I was so close to finishing BROKEN WING. After I made a pot of tea, I went back to work on the novel and was done with this draft by 6:30. Even after more than 50 years […]

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This was a strange week. Monday I was too sick with the cold I got a few days earlier to do anything except split wood and load the wood box, which had to be done. Tuesday I was still plenty sick, but I spent the morning researching the living and eating habits of black bears. […]

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