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New Story / Scamtrak

April 8th, 2014 by Dustin Parmenter · 1 Comment · Beautiful Words, General, New Work, Thoughts

                So, I wanted to put this up a while back, but was thinking about submitting it to a few journals, or using it for my Amtrak Residency application. Did you hear about that, that Amtrak was offering free cross-country train rides to aspiring writers? It sounded pretty sexy, until word about the fine print […]

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Goodbye, Clarice / New Work

February 27th, 2014 by Dustin Parmenter · 1 Comment · #NowReading, Beautiful Words, New Work

Have you ever begun reading a book that you thought was going to be great, only to find yourself losing interest within the first one hundred pages? Of course you have. It happens, and sometimes – especially if you’re a blogger who promises a review of said book – it’s rather inconvenient. The book practically […]

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And Counting

February 21st, 2014 by Dustin Parmenter · No Comments · Beautiful Words, New Work

I recently sent out a packet full of pages to a couple close friends / fellow writers in Chicago (you know who you are, or at least you will by Saturday) as well as to a couple people here in Brooklyn for their consideration. Those pages contain a handful of stories I’ve been working on, and quality-wise […]

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Clarice Lispector, and QC’s Year of Brazil

December 18th, 2013 by Dustin Parmenter · No Comments · Beautiful Words, General, Thoughts

In honor of Queens College’s designation of the academic year 2013-14 as the “Year of Brazil”, all of us writers here at QC Voices are taking a moment to discuss certain interesting cultural, economic, and social aspects of this enormous country that has, in the past decade or so, become one of the most important […]

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Review: John Williams’s “Stoner”

November 30th, 2013 by Dustin Parmenter · 1 Comment · #NowReading, Beautiful Words, Reviews

Apparently, every few years one critic or another will break out a well-worn soap box in order to to tritely proclaim John Williams’s Stoner as a “forgotten” American classic, an “overlooked” literary gem, etch. I will try and refrain rom using that selfsame platform, though it might be difficult not to use a corner or […]

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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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