Nate Wooley, the reason for this piece, is a essential force in the contemporary music. ...more
Tags: Clifford Still, Columbia Icefield, ensemble, Gang Gang Dance, grace paley, Harry Partch, improvisation, improvised, jazz, Jim Harrison, John Berryman, Ken Vandermark, Mary Halvorson, Nate Wooley, Pacific Northwest, Pauline Oliveros, pedal steel, polymath, Portland, Ryan Sawyer, Seven Storey Mountain, Sonny Rollins, Sound American, Susan Alcorn, swinging modern sounds, The Liberal Imagination, thurston moore, Tim Berne, Trevor Dunn, trumpet
A list of Melissa Stephenson’s down-and-out favorites for when you have a case of the grays.
Tags: Abandon Me, All About Love, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, bell hooks, Between the World and Me, Cheryl Strayed, Dept. of Speculation, Driven, Driven: A White-Knuckled Ride to Heartbreak and Back, Erin Belieu, gilead, home, Housekeeping, Jenny Offill, Jim Harrison, Letters to Yesenin, lila, Lydia Millet, Marilynne Robinson, Melissa Febos, Melissa Stephenson, Nick Flynn, slant six, Sweet Lamb of Heaven, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tiny Beautiful Things, What to Read When
Many days I couldn’t see the way forward, but I kept going, the way you had. It was you, after all, who taught me how to stay. ...more
Tags: boarding school, brothers, children, Dead Man's Float, death, divorce, Farmer, ghazal, graduate school, Jim Harrison, Just Before Dark, Letters to Yesenin, marriage, Melissa Stephenson, Mentor, Michael Delp, Michigan, Missoula, Montana, motherhood, mothers, New Mexico, parenting, Patagonia, poetry, siblings, single mother, sisters, suicide, tattoo, Texas, Upper Peninsula, writing
Floyd Skloot interviews Christine Sneed about her latest story collection,
The Virginity of Famous Men. ...more
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For the New York Times’s Bookends column, Thomas Mallon and Leslie Jamison muse on the books that best capture the intricate and fraught relationships between siblings: That’s what I felt Faulkner intuited about siblings: that there were all sorts of gaps and harms and distances that might befall them, that they might inflict on each other, […]
William Hjorstberg talks about his new book, the heady writing days in Livingstone, Montana, being a “Hollywood whore,” and the finer points of Richard Brautigan.
Tags: Alan Parker, Allen Ginsberg, Alp, Angel Heart, Barry Miles, biography, david breithaupt, Falling Angel, Gray Matters, james crumley, Jim Harrison, Jimmy Buffet, Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan, Lisa Bonet, Manana, mickey rourke, Montana, Nevermore, paris, Peter Fonda, richard brautigan, Robert De Niro, San Francisco, sequel, Stephen Vincent Benet, Symbiography, Thom McGuane, Toro! Toro! Toro!, William Hjorstberg
Denise K James reviews Jim Harrison’s
Dead Man’s Float today in Rumpus Poetry. ...more
Skip Horack talks about his new novel,
The Other Joseph, blending research with fiction, and living with the “curse of the fiction writer.” ...more
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For The Daily Beast, Bill Morris has some theories about why Jim Harrison is an underrated writer.
From Ernest Hemingway to Richard Brautigan and Jim Harrison, fishing and literature has always had a strong, mysterious link. Over at The Millions, Nick Ripatrazone goes deep into this ancient relationship.
Harrison’s style is spare and evocative, more expressive than Hemingway but less misogynistic, more accessible than Thoreau. Honest.
When Jim Harrison’s The English Major was published a few years ago, I was working at the Cedar Tavern in New York. Sarah was the woman I tended bar with on Saturday nights and she’d mentioned that she “worshiped” Harrison. When the book was warmly reviewed, I told her at work that the new Harrison […]