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

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Spring hiatus

As many demands (deadlines, hoards, promises, etcetera) are trilling my name in high, insistent voices, I am taking a little break from life on the internet. Comments here will reach my personal (that is, non-work) email address, should you have the surprising, perhaps dire (unlikely, but odd things happen in this world of wonders) need for a poet and novelist.

Marly, elsewhere:
  • Thaliad's adventure in verse, with art by artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins (Montreal: Phoenicia, 2012) here and here 
  • The Foliate Head's collection of poems with art by Clive Hicks-Jenkins, Stanza Press (UK) here
  • A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage (novel) from Mercer University Press (ForeWord 2013 finalist in the general fiction category; The Ferrol Sams Award, 2012) here
  • The Throne of Psyche, collection of formal poetry from Mercer, 2011, here
  • Samples from my 2011-12 books at Scribd.
  • See tabs above for information on individual books, including review clips.

5 comments:

  1. Have Fun! Dont get into to much trouble!

    Susanna

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  2. Yes, have fun and relax now and then in the midst of deadlines and demands!

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  3. Enjoy the hiatus! It's a good thing to do from time to time, just to remind yourself that you can.

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  4. Jeff,

    Yes, and to catch up! I am far behind in many things, alas. Still reading your gargoyle poems!

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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.