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, July 20, 2013

Small hiatus

I'm taking a brief break and will be back on Tuesday, I think. I'm just a little over-busy with the usual, plus helping my eldest get settled in another state (found him a good house-share close to downtown and with a lovely setting), visiting another who is away for the summer, and some out-of-the-usual events--singing at an ordination today, assisting at a funeral on Monday, etc. Life is a wee bit brisk. Back anon.

In the meantime, be kind, read my new books if you miss me, and don't get in a Marsh Wiggle sort of mood!


  1. Not sure there will be much relaxation, but I have much to do! See you after!


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.