David’s weekly blog.



Will miracles never cease? On the poetry.org bestseller list for February 12th, 19th, and 26th HAPPY LIFE, was back in the top 30, just barely, at #30. Why this has happened after being off the list for a month is anybody’s guess. It surely isn’t because I’ve been running around the country reading from and […]

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I finally got around to SAMOVAR AND ZEEMAHOOLAH this past week. Just a beginning. I found my notes for the book, which, according to the notes, I’ve been keeping since sometime in the 1980s. Well, now that I really think about it, I’d say the story began in about 1975, on a trip we took […]

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Another blown week. I still haven’t started on SAMOVAR AND ZEEMAHOOLA. It’s so easy to get nothing done–especially for writers. Writers are famous for avoiding their work. When Hayden Carruth was alive, and my friend and neighbor, we used to write letters to each other every day. We only lived 20 miles apart and we […]

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Well, I’ve actually taken a week off, sort of. I’ve written letters, read, commented on and blurbed a long manuscript of poems, given a reading at a nearby college, talked with an MFA candidate about her thesis on “place”, hired a new webmaster and started remodeling my website, and so forth. Some week off. I’ve […]

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I thought sure I’d complete the rewrite of BROKEN WING this week, and be ready to send it off and turn to my next project. As I keep saying, the best laid plans of mice and men . . . . I guess I can take comfort in knowing that I’m just about done. I’m […]

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It was another week of sloughing through my rewrite of BROKEN WING. This has become a major rewrite, in fact, I’ve never rewritten a piece of prose this much or this substantially. Poetry, yes, over and over, again and again, but not this much with a piece of prose. But! I’m going to finish the […]

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