Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture

Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Anesthesia Book Club

Anesthesia... I managed to catch a cold while ferrying our daughter home from Bard College. Nevertheless, I shall plow forth in stalwart fashion through the snow (alas, it is snowing on the flowers) and have dinner and a fine chat with The Anesthesia Book Club of Cooperstown and Fly Creek and Parts Ajacent! Millions of good jokes possible there, mostly about putting to sleep... Their book for this month is The Throne of Psyche, my poetry collection.

Cooperstonians: Despite what you may have heard, my reading for A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage at The Green Toad Bookstore in Oneonta is on the 12th: Thursday, 7 p.m.

Read or download chapter one at Scribd.

2 comments:

  1. Any club with the name of 'Anesthesia' must bring up questions and jokes! Hope your cold and the snow clear quickly and you are feeling bright tonight.

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  2. Me, too! I'm full of meds and going to rebound for an hour and try to drive out the bad guys... Maybe a little nap if I can fit it in somewhere.

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