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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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Update / Guess Who’s Getting Published?

April 6th, 2014 by Dustin Parmenter · 2 Comments · General, Thoughts

                Long time no see, eh? Hope you’ve been well – I know I have. It smells like spring today in Fort Greene Brooklyn; I’m at Red Lantern Bicycles (a coffee / bike shop) and Myrtle Ave is positively hopping. I have, for the first time in a long time (ever, maybe?) no complaints. That’s […]

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Last Day of Winter

March 13th, 2014 by Dustin Parmenter · No Comments · General, Thoughts

This season really got to me this time around, and I know I’m not the only one. I haven’t met a soul who hasn’t confessed to a higher-than-average Netflix / HBOGo binge-watching rate in months — thank god for House of Cards, True Detective, and The Wire — and people don’t seem to be interested […]

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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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It’s Cold Out There

February 13th, 2014 by Dustin Parmenter · 2 Comments · General, Thoughts

It’s been a while, huh? Lots of changes on my end since 2013 – how about yourselves? I’m sure you’re still waiting with bated breath on that Clarice Lispector review. The book is coming along, albeit slowly, but it’s shaping up to match my expectations pretty squarely. That is to say, it’s starting to rattle […]

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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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#NowReading

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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#FiftyLeft

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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#NowReading

September 23rd, 2013 by Dustin Parmenter · No Comments · #NowReading

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Beginnings

September 10th, 2013 by Dustin Parmenter · 4 Comments · General

Whether you’re a native or a newcomer, New York City is ever a mystery, too big to fully fathom even in a lifetime, and central to countless myths and fables of Americana. It is the proverbial city that never sleeps: the Big Apple. A place where people lose themselves as often as they find themselves, […]

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