Archive for March, 2010

Mar 29 2010

Poetry to Read

Published by under Current Read,Lou Life,Subby Love

My time at the best bookstore in St. Louis may be coming to an end (visit me in France!), but I am still here to give you some advice on poets that you just might like reading.  The poet I want to highlight tonight is Carl Phillips.  Phillips is a local poet of world recognition.  […]

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Mar 25 2010

‘All Praise to . . .’

‘Tell that Arnold Bennett that all his rules about plot only apply to novels that are copies of other novels.’ I probably think about Roberto Bolaño’s books everyday but I can’t really think of anything positive or concrete to say about him. I guess that’s where the extensive quoting is going to come into play. […]

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Mar 19 2010


Published by under Events,Lou Life,Subby Love

Henry and I got to attend our first storytime and Georgy had him completely sucked in.  He watched her the entire time. There was book reading (Birds by Henkes and Chicks and Salsa by Reynolds) and singing songs and the hokey-pokey– and a whole lotta thumbsucking on Henry’s part. So feel free to drop in any […]

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Mar 17 2010

Dub Step

Published by under Misc.

Years ago I got heavily into reggae music. It was an obsession for a while — and this was before reggae enjoyed the widespread mainstream popularity in the U.S. that it has now. One of my absolute favorite discoveries (in a London record store on Oxford Street) was a recording artist named Linton Kwesi Johnson, a Jamaican-born […]

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Mar 16 2010

Elementary, my dear

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We are ordering so many cool new kids books for Spring/Summer (for those of you who missed out on our Resort 2010 line). They are like the best Disney films that can be appreciated by both kids and adults alike, but minus all the secret phallic imagery (I said no, Aladdin!) I am particularly excited […]

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Mar 15 2010

In the Gallery Through May 2, John Jennings

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Mar 12 2010

Immigrant Song?

Published by under Bestsellers,Current Read

Imagining what it is like to be someone other than oneself is at the core of our humanity. It is the essence of compassion, and it is the beginning of morality.—Ian McEwan Two recent works of fiction, 2007’s The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengetsu and 2008’s Netherland by Joseph O’Neill, are about […]

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Mar 06 2010

Kyle Style

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A sunny late-winter Saturday and who should stroll in the store but our pal Kyle Beachy, author of the fantabulous set-in-St. Louis tale The Slide. Kyle signed our copies of his novel while he was here, so snap ’em up while you can. The last ones he signed went fast.

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Mar 04 2010

Relationship Advice

Published by under Current Read

Despite images of subway vent winds cooing up Marilyn Monroe’s skirt, on an everyday basis, being a woman continues somehow to be both a vile and boring experience. Because supply exceeds demand then I tend to shy away from books by women who are not Patti Smith. I also am in possession of an unfortunate mind that first […]

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Mar 03 2010

AWP Call to St. Louis

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Hi everyone.   I wanted to say that if you are headed to Denver, CO for the AWP conference this April you should let me know because I am going to document the whole trip through occasional snippets of awesomeness to be posted here and there from time to time, and if you are going to […]

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