February 26th 2009

Waiting for Opportunity

Waiting for Opportunity

I’m almost certain those book publishers will be showing up at my door tomorrow or the next day.

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February 24th 2009

Unending Rooms

Unending Rooms

This collection of Daniel Chacon’s recent short fiction kept me spellbound.  My favorite moment:  the end of “Regalito” when the entire story, book, setting, planet recedes into the distance as the reader becomes the eye of the universe.  Check out Daniel’s blog at http://soychacon.blogspot.com/.

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July 26th 2008

Moe’s Books

Moe's Books

Stopped into Moe’s Books last night after dinner–about 8:30. I got out before it closed at 11. Barely. Poetry (2 books) and a couple of Latino books for classes. I had a 10% off coupon on the used books and that justified the purchases. I saved $2.19! I should have bought another book and saved even more!

On a whim, I looked up some poets with whom I shared a class at Berkeley in the 1980’s just before my daughter was born. One of them, William Talcott, had a couple books in the used section–not sure if that’s good or bad. Walt Whitman also has books there, so he’s got good company. I couldn’t find any of the other names I remembered, and I’m certainly not there. Talcott gave me a small chapbook of poems called The Fennel Extracts which I have cherished ever since. I discovered he passed away 2 years ago. I hope there’s fennel growing near him now.

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