Monthly Archives: November 2016

Bookshelf: The State of the Disunion

Michael R. Collings is a gifted critic, academic, editor,¬†novelist, and poet. In 2016, he’s really doubled down on poetry, producing multiple volumes of sonets (his word) on various subjects. His most recent collection bears a title suggesting the poems are … Continue reading

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Why Writing Is Awesome

Writing is hard. You work alone in a closet, you struggle with doubt and fear, and then when you produce a book, no matter how good it is, someone feels obligated and entitled to beat you up for it. And … Continue reading

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Great Fabrications

And I know this mystery, that sinners will alter and copy the words of truth, and pervert many and lie and invent great fabrications, and write books in their own names. 1 Enoch 104:10

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I’m usually amused when Autocorrect mangles my perfectly intelligible text into something I didn’t intend. It’s funny, mostly. But now Autocorrect (as embodied in Amazon’s search algorithms) is giving me heartburn. Here’s the issue: my novel WITCHY EYE is coming … Continue reading

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