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Sammy’s Blog

Sammy’s Blog

AWP Author Signings

Booth 624 book signings for this year’s AWP book fair: Thursday 1 p.m., Mary Stone Dockery, Blink Finch; 2 p.m., Leah Umansky, Don Dreams and I Dream. Friday, 11 a.m., Kelly Fordon, Tell Me When it Starts to Hurt; and... Read More

Farewell North Coast

Suzanne invited us to do a wompus reading at Mac’s Backs bookstore in Cleveland Heights on February 12th, a farewell of sorts to the neighborhood and all our literary friends here on the north coast. Along with wompus publisher, Sammy... Read More

#motorcyclevagina, new Murakami

#motorcyclevagina, new Murakami, nuclear gypsies What does #motorcyclevagina have to do with the ACLU (And where is John Stewart when we need him)? Nin Andrews does a weekly Monday comic for Best American Poetry. Read the new Murakami story, Samsa... Read More

slavery, sex trafficking, libraries, hope

Watch this space for our newly revamped wompus website, coming soon. Today: Matthew Inman, Craig Steven Wilder, Jodie Gummow, Just Detention International, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Neil Gaiman (with a special reprise appearance by Sxip Shirey). Matthew Inman on... Read More

desirable procrastinations

Alice Munro wins the Nobel.  “A Small Sotry about the Sky” by Alberto Rios, in Poetry Pairing. Leah Umansky’s LIT: On Dealing With Rejection In Writing, in Luna Luna. When hip deep in alligators it is important to take a moment to straighten... Read More

rust and beans

It’s gray and raining here, the leaves have begun to turn. I’m reading xkcd and Too Much Coffee Man. In a minute I’m going back to production work on the workshop anthology we’re releasing tomorrow, and a couple orders. Saturday I... Read More

full moon high tide

Sometimes somebody tells you something so sad it takes away your voice. Maybe for a minute you stop breathing. You want to answer. You know it’s important to answer. But the words have all gone underground. Maybe if you’re face... Read More

Ice Wall; Poetry Pamphlets; Giveaways

Picture this: An ice wall is the latest proposal to stem leakage of highly radioactive water from the TEPCO nuclear plant at Fukushima Daichi, a scant 150 miles from Tokyo, where a nuclear emergency has been declared again for the... Read More

summer reading

Jeanette Winterson is always interesting, always risking something with her prose. I’d finished Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder in two days, a near miracle for me these days, and I wanted more, but neither the regular bookstore nor the used... Read More

Mud, laryngitis, poetry, song

Poets House has extended its annual showcase through August 17. You can see, fondle, sit and peruse this past year’s publications from the wompus along with a slew of other wonderful books by small presses throughout the US and beyond.... Read More