Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret
among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture Marly Youmans is a novelist and poet out of sync with the times
but in tune with the ages. --First Things

Saturday, March 26, 2005

The Midnight Crier (at 2:00 a.m.): Penpal frolics

Some people I know through letters (and one I've met) have confetti-worthy news. I just received a postcard (including a Bahr headstone and truck) from Howard Bahr; Judas Road will be out in 2006. Ingrid Hill's Ursula, Under is on the list for the Orange Prize. And Philip Lee Williams has three new editions coming out: The Heart of a Distant Forest from University of Georgia; A Distant Flame from St. Martin's/Griffin; and The Silent Stars Go By from Hill Street Press in Athens.