Author Archives: Matt Borondy

Mary Roach

Mary Roach

“Researchers who work with cadavers aren’t often eager to talk to writers. They prefer to stay out of the spotlight, and I don’t blame them. That was by far the hardest part of doing this book.”

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Kimberley Snow

Kimberley Snow

“Writing, like meditation, can be a path for developing compassion as well as bringing things up into consciousness. Something about picking up the pen, or letting my fingers just sort of dance over the keyboard, helps to by-pass the normal busy mind and take me somewhere else.”

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Carolyn Parkhurst

Carolyn Parkhurst

“I don’t usually have much of the plot figured out when I begin. I start with the characters, and with a basic premise, and then I just start writing and see where it goes.”

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Elise Blackwell

Elise Blackwell

“One of the ideas I explore in Hunger, though, is that we don’t know who will turn out to be brave under extreme pressure. Timid and annoying people can act with grace, strength, and bravery, while people noted for their courage can prove themselves cowards.”

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Matthew Derby

Matthew Derby

“my work would never have been published anywhere ten years ago (although maybe that would have been a good thing), but it found a readership in a group of similarly disgruntled, displaced readers who wanted something else.”

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Deleted Items (777)

A composite of the 777 e-mails I’ve deleted in the past few days Dear FIRSTNAME (friend), I know you’re very busy so I’m gonna get right to the point. THE INCUMBENT PRESIDENT(CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO) HAS MAPPED OUT SOME STRATEGY TO USE THE COUNTRY’S PETROLEUM MONEY TO FINANCE HIS CAMPAIGN, HE RAISED THE COST OF PETROLEUM […]

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The Poetry of Joe Bolton

Joe Bolton was born in 1961 in Cadiz, Kentucky. In 1990, shortly after completing his master’s thesis, he commited suicide. It is estimated that Bolton wrote nearly 500 poems in the 80’s, most of them while attending writing programs at Western Kentucky University, the University of Florida, and the University of Arizona. He published three […]

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Babe Magnets

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The Jesus Video

Essentially, the Jesus movie consists of nothing more than a pretty-boy Shakespearean with a prominent forehead wandering aimlessly around Israel and muttering half-heartedly about eternity while a bunch of people with disheveled hair act as if they are in awe of his prowess.

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(Emptiness / “Zen, Buddhism” / and wrds)

A sentence is. Is. the packaging of knowledge. Zen is. Is. the attainment of nothing. Nothing. more than “Did I say that?”” What I add is. Is. what I subtract.

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Jazz: A Poem

It makes sense to listen to jazz, ja,
Das ist logisch

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