This week’s links include the luck of artistic success, DFW and Don DeLillo, Teju Cole’s Small Fates and more.
Author Archives: Matt Borondy
A lazy Monday, so I just wanted to let you know that Jackie Corley and friends have now provided you with 10 years of Word Riot. We say: Here’s to 10 more years.
“The beautiful thing about memoir is also the thing that makes it the most appalling: It’s actually you on the page.”
Today would have been Jack Kerouac’s 90th birthday.
“When we as writers doubt our own work, it’s because we realize that it is not yet where we want it to be.”
We also get more searches about dating a stripper than we can fathom due to an ancient article by Greg Bruns…I thought, why not make haiku combining these searches?
What can a short story do that a novel can’t do? Find out…
The Zen of Steve Jobs is a brief, creative re-imagining of Jobs’ relationship with the non-traditional San Francisco Zen teacher Kobun Chino Otogawa.
I’m finishing up Lethem’s Chronic City and Hugh Barker/Yuval Taylor’s Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music.
“I opened the door to the bite of marijuana and the vision of Strong with his boots unhooked and his pants off, passing a joint to the newest pretty-ish circus woman…”