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:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/28/opinion/28rich.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

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:

http://www.elliottbaybook.com/events/jan09/guess.jsp

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.

http://www.lettherightoneinmovie.com/Link

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.

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

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/books/2008492196_localbooks14.html