Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Your host: An update


Busy, busy, busy. Crazy deadlines at the magazine the next few weeks, so expect even fewer posts than usual.

Other things on the horizon:

Thanks to a friend from college who's an editor at the North American Review, a short piece of commentary I wrote will close out the summer issue of "America's oldest literary magazine."

Previously, the NAR has run work by Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Edison, John Steinbeck, Kurt Vonnegut, and Margaret Atwood. In related news, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Edison, John Steinbeck, Kurt Vonnegut, and Margaret Atwood were recently observed spinning in their graves.

Which is odd about Margaret Atwood, as she's not dead.

I'm also about three-quarters through writing a rough draft of a piece dissecting After Last Season. God (or some lesser luminary) willing, it will appear in issue #17 of Cashiers du Cinemart at some point during the summer.

Details to follow, as they become known...

4 comments:

Professor Longnose said...

Do either of these pieces end with "Wacky high jinks ensue"?

Jim Donahue said...

Well, it is kind of my trademark.

Professor Longnose said...

Admit it! The monkey wrote most of them.

punkinsmom said...

Congratulations!