Everybody Knows This Is Life-Changing

KENSINGTON, MD — Leave it to me for waiting a good four months before reacting to this news. Sometimes, as Bob Dylan warbles, “it takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry,” and it takes way too much time for startling industry news to penetrate this...

From Hank to Alex … From Duffy to Jamie

KENSINGTON, MD — In honor of what would have been Charles Bukowski’s 90th birthday, and in recognition of our publishing house’s first set of advance review copies (ARCs)—delivered on Hank’s birthday, no less—I’m having a scotch and making a...

Interview with Alex Kudera, Part 2 of 2

KENSINGTON, MD — Alex Kudera assures us that he does not communicate with any dead scribes when he puts pen to paper, and the veteran college instructor also makes it clear that he does not desire to be associated with any stable whatsoever, even if it’s among...

Conversation Slam

Editor’s Note: The following poem was retrieved from a homeless camp found underground in the corridor of the subway-surface green lines between Juniper and 40th street stops in February 2002 during a particularly harsh Pennsylvania winter. For security...