Noted author Mary Anne Mohanraj was born in Sri Lanka and came to the United States as a toddler. Her classical, traditional parents did their best to raise their eldest daughter for the life they expected for her—the educated wife of a man she might meet only a couple of times before accepting him in an arranged marriage.
Mary Anne had other ideas.
Many years ago, when I was working for a small publisher in the high-tech trade press, I started a Friday email list to entertain the public relations people with whom I enjoyed working. It was called P.O.E.T.S. Day (Piss On … Continue reading
Writer Amy Sterling Casil is simultaneously the most forthright and most deceptive person you may ever read. Casil is someone who can make exquisite art and teach a room full of people to start thinking. Casil is also a former child who “dug the wires out of Barbie’s legs and popped off her head, much to my dismay when I realized that head was never going to be quite right ever again even with ample glue and child-like blow-torching.”
On the occasion of the publication of three new books by BVC founding member Ursula K. Le Guin, Book View Café takes great pleasure in celebrating our colleague. Over the course of this week. BVC blog will present several essays … Continue reading
Pard and the Poets (Annals of Pard: IV) by Ursula K. Le Guin Six poets came to my house yesterday afternoon for the monthly meeting of our poetry group. There should have been eight of us in all, but alas … Continue reading
Ursula K. Le Guin’s classic novel Always Coming Home was originally published with a cassette tape, Music and Poetry of the Kesh, music by Oregon Shakespeare Festival Resident Composer Todd Barton, words by Ursula K. Le Guin, who performs many … Continue reading
By Nancy Jane Moore Subversive. That’s the best word to describe Anne Sheldon’s poetry. Her new book, The Bone Spindle, is a collection of poems and stories centered on the fiber arts: spinning, weaving, knitting, etc. What could be more … Continue reading
City of the Plain, by Ursula K. Le Guin
A poem from The Wild Girls. MP3. Read by the author.
Someone asked me about how I learned to rewrite. For every writer the answer is going to be a different, just as every writer (and every project) has different challenges. I’ve been writing steadily since I was eight, but it … Continue reading
Whatever it was intended to do, banning things increases interest.