Category Archives: Literature

This Month’s Selection of the Great Lakes Center for Literocity Feminist Book Club

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Monroe County Courthouse

Sirens choke the night Pour darkness, the gift Of all that flows around The Monroe County Courthouse Thunder lightning rain squalls Feathery sheets of plumage Through floodlight’s current Granite statues and shivering flesh Shadowed in the niches What happened how … Continue reading

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“The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial” by Maggie Nelson, Graywolf, $16 and “Jane Doe January: My Twenty-Year Search For Truth and Justice” by Emily Winslow, Morrow, $29.99.

  I recently read two great true crime narratives, The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial by Maggie Nelson and Jane Doe January: My Twenty Year Search For  Truth and Justice by Emily Winslow, that started me thinking about the … Continue reading

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from the Great Lakes Center for the Literary Arts Literocity Book Culture Club

Homer Pettingil was a decent little man – sober, industrious, a pillar of his community, until he… attended a convention, met up with a back-slapping buddy, drank enough daiquiris to douse his discretion, accepted the invitations of a shady lady … Continue reading

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Literary Thrillers Versus Thrilling Thrillers

I just finished a recent release, “The Devil You Know” by Elisabeth de Mariaffi, that seemed promising and began pretty engagingly, but by the time I reached the end, had me wanting to throw it against the wall. I then … Continue reading

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From The Great Lakes Literary Arts Center

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Happy Birthday, Eddie!

Edgar Allan Poe Memorial Richard Henry Park (1832–1902) Date: 1882–84; executed, 1884 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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This just republished by the fantastic publishers Stark House Press!

The so-called Beat Generation was a whole bunch of people, of all different nationalities, who came to the conclusion that society sucked. — Amiri Baraka Beat means to have all the blather knocked out of you by experience, suddenly seeing things … Continue reading

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Birds

It is not easy to say what it is that awakens the inexpressible reveries and nostalgia that slowly rise within the soul like birds in flight: a fragment of landscape, a single lighted window in a darkened house front, a … Continue reading

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