Borges in Spain
My brief review of Jorge Luis Borges' Selected Poems has been reprinted in the Spanish/English online literary magazine Yareah.com, in their fifth issue, which focuses on the intriguing and apt combination of Borges and the Kabbalah.
This is the third issue of Yareah I have seen, and they are always interesting. Yareah is keen for more contributors, and if you do contribute, you get a rather nice online profile on their site - so, if you are intrigued, check them out.
Extreme Weather Events Reviewed
Mike Crowl has posted a review of my first short fiction collection, Extreme Weather Events, on his blog. Mike chose EWE as the book to take with him on a recent visit to hospital - as you'll see from his blog post, I did suggest that EWE wasn't the ideal post-op book, being quite dark and all, but he got a fair bit out of it all the same.
Author Interviews: 2008 revisited, and my first interview for 2009
Within the next week or so, I'll be posting an interview with New Zealand author Sue Emms on my blog. I will be aiming to run roughly one per month this year, assuming enough willing victims fall into my net. In case you haven't seen them, or are feeling nostalgic, I ran interviews in 2008 with the following authors:
Lee and Nogi Aholima
JAAM 27 Reminder
A wee reminder that submissions for Issue 27 of JAAM magazine, edited by Ingrid Horrocks, close at the end of March.
Things I've Been Enjoying Lately
A carefree late-summer selection ...
- Great blues and blues-rock guitar from Ana Popovic, Sue Foley, Susan Tedeschi, and the foremother of them all, Memphis Minnie (links are to YouTube videos)
- Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird
- The entertaining, heartfelt, and astonishingly popular blog of New Zealand fast bowler Iain O'Brien
- Amber Benson's blog - she is a woman of many talents.