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Friday, October 31, 2014

Next up: NC / PA readings

Glimmerglass readings

3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 1st
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, North Carolina

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 4th
The Doylestown Bookshop
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Special thanks to Chris Wilcox and the City Lights staff, Krisy Paredes and The Doylestown Bookshop staff, Mary Bullington, and David and Karin Svahn.

And another thanks

 Thank you to Micah Mattix for picking "A Child in the Likeness  of God" as featured poem for his daily Prufrock News. (Want to sign up?  Go here.) See prior post for more on that poem.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Thanks to First Things for picking up

for First Links. Both poems appear in print and online editions of Books and Culture, edited by John Wilson. The piece of music by Eric Whitacre in "The Mineral Night" can be found here. "A Child in the Likeness of God" was written after reading a report on the condition of unjustly imprisoned and tortured girls and women in a place far away.

That love-offering hand at right is an image by Clive Hicks-Jenkins for long poem Thaliad. (See tabs above for information about my books.) Click on his name and try his artlog if you haven't!

Soon I'll be in beautiful Jonesborough, Tennessee--oldest town in the state. Enjoy your day and your precious freedom in the sun or rain!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Two new interviews...

21 October 2014. Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Josie's Kaleidoscope

Here's a long interview conducted by writer Josie Cook... She bumped into me in Ohio when I was teaching at the Antioch Workshops last summer. Thank you, Josie!  

Note: If you click on the link a .pdf file with pictures will be downloaded.

And here's another at

The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe... with me! Take a rocket ship to my planet, right here. And thank you to Katharine Duckett of Tor.

Photo credits: Top picture was taken a couple of days ago in Cullowhee, North Carolina by my mother. The second picture is by Rebecca Beatrice Miller, August 2013.

Marly Youmans pop quiz interview
Photo by Rebecca Beatrice Miller.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sylvan lights

I'll be reading from Glimmerglass. Art by Clive Hicks-Jenkins.
Next event: reading and signing

City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, North Carolina
Saturday, November 1st
3:00 p.m.

I'll post some pictures of Norfolk and Athens events soon. But I'm having a good time and doing lots of hiking around the mountains and visiting in the Cullowhee area. I'm probably going to take a quick trip to Jonesborough, TN before I depart.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Drunk Bay & Athens reading

Art by Clive Hicks-Jenkins
"Drunk Bay"

A story of mine that originally appeared in Postscripts #13 (Winter 2007) is now up at Weird Fiction Review, reprinted with the permission of PS Publishing. It is the rather peculiar result of spending a few days on the island of St. John's, where I once hiked into and along the wild, strange beach of Drunk Bay. Thanks to David Davis and the staff of Weird Fiction for that request!

Go here if you dare.

On the Road 

I'm still in the Carolina mountains, visiting family and doing some hiking about and seeing friends. On Wednesday, I'll head to Athens, Georgia. On Thursday, October 16th, I'll be reading from Glimmerglass with long-time friend Philip Lee Williams at 7:00 p.m., Athens Barnes & Noble.

Saturday, October 04, 2014