Check out this fine post by Ben Greenman on Patti Smith and Neil Young, writing books and albums, and living life, may be found at the New Yorker site. Finer grained than average coverage of an average book expo event than you'd expect.
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Speaking of writing, I will be doing a lot more of it in the foreseeable future, just not nearly as much here at Issa's Untidy Hut. I've been solicited to produce a piece of writing that I'm at once honored and humbled to be doing. It will take me more than a few months to do, so the lights will dim down here for awhile, though they won't go out entirely.
I'm going to try to live up to my Wednesday Haiku commitment to post once a week and, if I miss a week now and again, at least you may trust it's with good reason and not by neglect or intent.
What the writing project is I need to keep under wraps for the moment. You folks will be among the first to know once there is clearance.
There is a nice article in a local publication, The Strip (Summer 2012), about Lawrenceville (a Pittsburgh neighborhood) authors, which contains a brief mention of Lilliput Review and Past All Traps. A tip of the hat to Jude Wudarczyk:
Finally, I've been reading very, very slowly Jack Kerouac's Book of Haikus again. Here's two from last night's reading:
At the straight death
I don't care
thus is Buddha's law
in this world
translated by David G. Lanoue
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