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

Monday, March 02, 2015

The little news page--

* In the clouds

Enjoyed teaching a day-long reading-and-writing workshop at Mons Nubifer Sanctus (Holy Cloud-bearing Mountain, a center for contemplative prayer at St. James, Lake Delaware) on Saturday. I'll be helping out there again some time...

Glimmerglass

* Blurb 

Marly Youmans' new novelMaze of Blood is a haunting tale of dark obsessions and transcendent creative fire, rendered brilliantly in Youmans' richly poetic prose. --Midori Snyder

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* What's up

Tonight I'll cut the tape on the box of galleys and start pushing through Maze of Blood.

4 comments:

  1. Exciting!
    So far I have gotten all my proofs online.

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    1. Evidently I'm an in-the-box sort, but there's no reason they shouldn't come via attachment these days...

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  2. Can't wait to read the new book! You're so wonderfully prolific! Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks! Though really I drafted this one way back in '07... Took me a long time to decide on the order and arrangement of parts.

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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.