Directions to the Palace: Seek out Giacometti’s “The Palace at 4 a.m.” Go back precisely two hours. See towers and curtain walls of matchsticks, marble, marbles, light, cloud at stasis. Walk in. The beggar queen is dreaming on her throne of words… Welcome. You have arrived at the web home of Marly Youmans, maker of novels, poetry collections, and stories, as well as the occasional fantasy for younger readers.
I've had a little difficulty with managing out-of-town wireless, family events, and the need to be off for further adventures, so I am going to take a break in The House of Words. I am sorry to break in the middle of Dave Bonta's interesting responses and hope he will forgive me when I meet him on the 3rd of May!
Tomorrow I will be off to Wales via Asheville, Atlanta, Paris, and Birmingham, and I have a dire need right now to work on publicity for events on the 12th (City Lights, Sylva, North Carolina) and 26th (The Green Toad, Oneonta, New York.)
Thanks for understanding, and we'll have more of The House of Words after Wales! In the meantime, adventure is singing her siren song...