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, March 03, 2013

Wiki-Tikki-Clive

Clive Hicks-Jenkins, maker of the gorgeous interior and exterior art for Thaliad and The Foliate Head, has a lovely new entry at Wikipedia. I have a guess at the writer (definitely not implying Clive!), and must say that he did an excellent job. A lot of Wikipedia articles about writers are "bitty" or else strike one as written over too much time by a committee. When I last looked at mine, my fingers itched to change some things and to get rid of others, and to combine pieces into a bigger whole. But Clive's is a great compact introduction to the multi-faceted man. Enjoy.

3 comments:

  1. Ah, wow, you are both famous now!!

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  2. Hah, hah! Clive was already famous, I am sure...

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  3. Thanks to the anonymous wiki-writer from across the sea, who also added to mine in response to my post!

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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.