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July 23, 2017 is up and running, accepting, rejecting, and posting submissions again. I’m too busy with everything already. I’m sure working on the site will cut into time for writing and discovering something new to translate and posting to and reading and training for the upcoming Philadelphia marathon but it’s time to work on it again after three years away. It’s been fun to get my rejecting groove back on, this time around ending each note with “T+S+GL” and a link to the rejection book published by Barrelhouse Books in 2014.


I now possess a couple boxes filled with my novel The Shimmering Go-Between, which the dearly departed Atticus Books published in 2014. Send $7 via PayPal and I’ll send one to you if you live in the US. Or for the same price you can acquire a copy via Amazon.


January 6, 2017

Reading in bed on the last morning of 2016, recovering from pneumonia (love you, antibiotics), it was a sweet surprise to take a break from Virginia Woolf’s The Waves to check my phone and see that The New Yorker’s James Wood cited Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Revulsion: Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador (which I translated from the Spanish) as one of his four faves of 2016. A fine way to end the year.

The image above is from Granada, Nicaragua when I was traveling in Central America in the fall of 1995. I’m wearing a five-cent “Ropa Americana” T-shirt that said “Immaculate Conception Crusaders” on the left breast and #37 on the back. The very light, dyed cotton pants did not protect from the kitty’s claws.