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Entries from October 14th, 2013

Albert Goldbarth’s “Lithium Sonnet”; or, why I started writing poetry again

October 14th, 2013 by Dustin Parmenter · 1 Comment · Beautiful Words

I came across this poem some months ago while following The Paris Review’s Instagram account. They had a photo of the physical page that they published it on, and it’s stuck with me ever since, this poem. Though I’d since uninstalled Instagram from my phone – because at some point, if you’re like me and looking for distractions from […]

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New Fiction – “What We Balk About When We Caulk A Dead Dove”

October 8th, 2013 by Dustin Parmenter · 1 Comment · New Work

My workshop professor (the wonderful John Weir) asked to us to write an “homage” or “cover” of the short story of our choice after reading Nathan Englander’s “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank” (available for your reading pleasure here), which itself is a cover / homage of Raymond Carver’s “What We […]

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October 8th, 2013 by Dustin Parmenter · No Comments · #NowReading

“Cabot Wright Begins” by the wonderfully salacious James Purdy; “Bough Down” by Karen Green (wife of the late great David Foster Wallace).

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Shadowlands Reading @ Mellow Pages Library (56 Bogart Street, Bushwick)

October 6th, 2013 by Dustin Parmenter · No Comments · Events

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October 1st, 2013 by Dustin Parmenter · No Comments · #NowReading, Fifty Left

Long Division – Kiese Laymon (2012) There’s a lot in this book – inventive / wacky structure, dark humor, a keen eye for the ironies of changing race relations in America over the past fifty years – but for all of the main character’s (City Coldson’s) talk of “good sentences”, with fifty pages left in the […]

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