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

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Saline tributes welcome

It is Sunday, and I am feeling pleased, satisfied, and downright merry that a goodly number of readers have reported crying over Thaliad. Trala! I'm very fond of both laughter (with not at) and tears in readers, and think it a grand privilege to inspire them.


  1. It's a moving work. It sorta sneaks up on one by page two and by page 5 one's just a mess.
    But - a good mess : )

    When you kill people off, Marly, other people are going to be SAD, darnit!

  2. Trala!

    I'm sorry but my characters were not all endowed with maturity and wisdom (and watchful parents, for that matter!)

    Aren't writers awful?


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.