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, August 06, 2014


                       Follow Marly's board GLIMMERGLASS on Pinterest.
--Thank you, nerdian software gurus--

shared by me and the marvelous Clive Hicks-Jenkins.

Now in pre-order. Pub date: September 1, 2014.


  1. I like the fish! I can't wait to see the book in person, as it were.

    1. I'm not positive the fish made it in, but I hope so. It was a late addition. Shall have to ask.

      It is nothing like the last novel... Even wider apart than usual, I think.


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.