Whatsoever you do….
Whatsoever you do….
21 July 2019
For Mercy has a human heart,/Pity, a human face:/ And Love, the human form divine,/And Peace, the human dress.–William Blake
Make art about mercy, about showing mercy, about receiving mercy, about the power of mercy.
17 March 2019
Make art about luck, about feeling lucky, or about making your own luck.
Has to start with one of all time favorite poems ❤
This week meet one of my most beloved brother mans 🙂 Peter Grandbois, author of seven books, including: The Gravedigger, selected by Barnes and Noble for its “Discover Great New Writers” program, The Arsenic Lobster: A Hybrid Memoir, chosen as one of the top five memoirs of 2009 by the Sacramento News and Review, Nahoonkara, winner of the gold medal in literary fiction in Foreword magazine’s Book of the Year Awards for 2011, a collection of surreal flash fictions, Domestic Disturbances, a finalist for Book of the Year in Foreword magazine’s 2013 awards, and the novella collections or “monster double features,” Wait Your Turn, The Glob Who Girdled Granville (Honorable Mention, IndieFab award in the category of best fantasy of 2014), and The Girl on the Swing. His essays and short stories have appeared in numerous journals and been shortlisted for both the Pushcart Prize and Best American Essays. His plays have been performed in St. Louis, Columbus, Los Angeles, and New York. He is senior editor at Boulevard magazine and fiction co-editor at Phantom Drift.
Peter is a graduate of the University of Denver (Ph.D. 2006) and Bennington College (M.F.A. 2003). Previously, he taught at California State University in Sacramento and is currently an associate professor at Denison University.
Nahoonkara is my favorite 🙂
Praise for Nahoonkara
In the tradition of nature writers Rick Bass and Annie Dillard, award winning writer Peter Grandbois’ new novel Nahoonkara opens up an oneiric space of wonder, a place outside preconceived notions of reality and identity, a place where we are free to re-imagine ourselves.
“[Nahoonkara]…incorporates elements of historical fiction with experimental fiction, but nothing that pulls the reader out of the fictional dream.”
—Robin Martin,Gently Read Literature
“Departing from traditional narrative form, Grandbois moves masterfully between first, second, and third persons to invite readers into a textual visualization of how individual choices affect the well-being of the community.” —Review of Contemporary Fiction
“Peter Grandbois is a splendid writer I intend to follow very closely.”
—Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize Winning author of A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain
“Vividly drawn, exquisitely crafted, Nahoonkara bespeaks not just the promise of its author, but also his undeniable power.”—Laird Hunt, author of Ray of the Star
Buy Peter’s beautiful books!
The Girl on the Swing: Two Novellas
The Glob Who Girdled Granville & The Secret Lives of Actors: Two Novellas
Wait Your Turn & The Stability of Large Systems: Two Novellas
The Arsenic Lobster: A Hybrid Memoir
More from Peter Online
And he fences too!!! 🙂
Hear Peter Read 🙂
And there’s fencing video too! 🙂
And we’re back—with the amazing Gabrielle Brant Freeman, author of the stunning debut collection When She Was Bad. Gabrielle’s poetry has been published in many journals, most recently in Barrelhouse, Hobart, Melancholy Hyperbole, Rappahannock Review, storySouth, and Waxwing. She was nominated twice for the Best of the Net, and she was a 2014 finalist. Gabrielle won the 2015 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition. Press 53 published her first book, When She Was Bad, in 2016. Gabrielle earned her MFA through Converse College.
Visit Gabrielle’s Website
Buy Gabrielle’s Beautiful Book! At Press 53!
Praise for When She Was Bad
Lust. Love. Betrayal and loyalty. Temptation and hilarity. Gabrielle Freeman dissects her speakers’ hearts, tenderly, with supreme attention to what it is to be human, female, and fierce. Gabrielle Freeman’s poems are bad–by which I mean badass bold. Michael Jackson bad. Freeman’s bad and you know it. That’s why you read her. When She Was Bad is a smart, compassionate, tightly crafted and explosive debut. — Denise Duhamel
Read More from Gabby Online
Hear Gabby Read!
You don’t want to miss this poet!