Posts Tagged ‘ Cormac McCarthy ’

Literary news round-up (via Twitter)

Here are a few interesting things, in a literary vein, that I've read today because of Twitter: Morning people may be more creative in the afternoon; Cormac McCarthy joined Twitter [UPDATE - JAN. 26: Actually, he didn't. But some imposter fooled us for a bit, according to GalleyCat]; The Professional Writers of Austin are trying to locate Austin's equivalent of the Algonquin Round Continue Reading...

Texas: “Surprisingly barren writer state”

According to a recent post on the Publishers Weekly blog, rating each of the United States based on their literary heavyweights, Texas had its proverbial ten-gallon hat handed to it. Here's the quote: "Along with Pennsylvania, Texas is the most surprisingly barren writer state. Who knew?" Pointing to Texas' sole kick-ass writer (Katherine Anne Porter), the post's author (Gabe Habash), gives us Continue Reading...

Winter haiku

I haven't written any of my haiku-a-day in a while, and since I've got a few Basho books out of the library right now, I thought I'd give it a go. It's the end of January, and I'm feeling a bit unmoored. I'm used to ice and snow at this time of the year, and while it's certainly cold here in Texas (apparently it's 34 degrees outside right now) and rather a desolate landscape (as evidenced by my Continue Reading...