Sunday, December 28, 2008

Frank Rich NYT op-ed

Here's a really smart NYT op-ed by Frank Rich on
Obama's error in choosing Rick Warren:

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Seattle reading Jan. 27th, 2009

Details on my upcoming Elliott Bay Book Company
reading with Vancouver, B.C. poet Jen Currin:

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Blood On Snow

Last night we trudged through snow and ice to see "Let The Right
One In," a hauntingly beautiful film about sexuality, alienation,
schoolyard bullying, and vampires. Very much a queer film,
in that it shifts the focus of its young male protagonist's desire
from girls to an ambiguously sexed/gendered creature
who only passes as a girl. It also privileges loyalty
and commitment over familial bonds, and asks the viewer to
take most seriously not the vampire's stylized rituals, but the
terrifying violence of quotidian bullying.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tinderbox Lawn and Coming Clean

My beloved Elizabeth has a fantastic story, "Coming Clean,"
in the Fall/Winter 2008 issue of Portland Review.


There's an excellent review of Tinderbox Lawn
in the current issue of Colorado Review. It's also
mentioned in the Seattle Times: