Monday, August 25, 2008

Hannah Blurbs #1

Barry Hannah, who I once took a one-off MFA workshop from, writes the most memorable book jacket blurbs in American literature. They are, in and of themselves, something of an art form. As an avowed curator of Hannah blurbs, I will, from time to time, use this blog to exhibit their rare hallucinatory qualities.

Today's entry comes from Work Shirts for Madmen by George Singleton:

Smackover funny and rare, many of Singleton's laughs come from deep wit and not easy Southern eccentricities and the rough-screeching Skoal crowd.

Something(s) happened

It's been a while since I've updated this blog--almost two years, in fact. Since my last entry, I've

...gotten married

...had my first story published in the Texas Review

...graduated from the University of North Texas with a Master's in Library Science

...accepted the Instruction Librarian position at the UNT-Health Science Center in Fort Worth

...added another dog (Belle) to the menagerie

...blogged rarely, not even on MySpace

So I'm repurposing this blog to contain my musings about music, literature, sports, film, librarianship, etc. My goal is to make this the kind of blog whose RSS feed I would happily subscribe to. Maybe eventually I'll find a niche, maybe even some readers. Maybe I'll say some smart things.

Keep your ears listening.