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

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

The Midnight Crier at 2:00 a.m.: On Mars Hill

On Friday "The Angel with the Broken Face" was accepted by Mars Hill Review. That's another one of my Templeton stories, with James Fenimore Cooper making a cameo appearance. It's set around the lake and in Christ Church with its wonderful Tiffany angels--a story of betrayal, fervor, doubles, time skewing, metamorphosis, gigantic glass angels with eyes that follow one's steps...

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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.