Month: March 2013

The Dead Bring Flowers

Growing up in Italy I learned a lot of “remedies” for anything from the evil eye to attracting a good husband.  My mother and grandmother had an interpretation for every event, minor or major, from throwing away a bloody rag without wrapping it properly first (the devil will come and eat it, and then you…

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The AWPper Day Two

Day two of the annual pilgrimage for writers-who-work-in-academia begins on the night of Day One, during which I call Joel and ask him to put me on the next flight home.  It’s snowing outside and my strategy to bring no jacket on account of my being across the street from the convention center is backfiring…

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The AWPper 2013 Day One

As we all know, the AWP is the biggest writer event happening every year where all writers can attend, from the wanna-bes, to the have-beens, and every variety in-between.  So, I’m not sure what the message is in scheduling this 12,000 people, 750 fair tables event in the most glacial cities in the US, and…

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