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Apply to the Clarion Workshop, 2010

Today is your last day to apply for the Clarion Workshop. If you write short stories, apply. I haven’t written about the workshop much (at least on here—in private correspondence I’ve written extensively) but since I attended last year, in the summer of 2009, I’ve grown as a reader, writer, critic, observer, tactician, &c. My […]

If Lions Could Speak and Other Stories

This volume collects an assortment of Paul Park’s early short stories, written between 1983 and 2002. Park is primarily a novelist, and an excellent one, and his short fiction affects me as well as his work in longer forms. The Tourist is the first Park story I read. I found it online before I went […]

In Which Our Narrator Proves He Still Lives

“To live in contact with those I love, with the beauties of nature, with a quantity of books and music, and to have, within easy distance, a French theater.” — Marcel Proust, age 13, in answer to the question, “What is your idea of earthly happiness?” And a quote from Samuel R Delany’s About Writing: […]