- Glimmerglass 2014
- Thaliad 2012
- The Foliate Head 2012
- A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage 2012
- The Throne of Psyche 2011
- Val/Orson 2009
- Ingledove 2005
- Claire 2003
- The Curse of the Raven Mocker 2003
- The Wolf Pit 2001
- Catherwood 1996
- Little Jordan 1995
- Short stories and poems
- ☆ Events ☆
- Marly Youmans
is the best-kept secret among contemporary American writers.
--John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
The Palace Aphorisms, series 1, nos. 3-5
Series 1: Fat people & tourists
For more about the Palace Aphorisms, see the post of August 12th.
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With apologies to the Wallace Stevens of Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird and The Emperor of Ice-Cream:
The fat woman of Haddam never sees how the blackbird walks around her feet.
A man and a woman and a blackbird are one, but a fat man is splendidly two or three.
The ruler of the fat men is the only Emperor of Ice Cream.
The photograph "Abode of Crow" appears courtesy of www.sxc.hu/ andSteve Ford Elliott of County Clare, Ireland.