Category Archives: Rant

  1. Craft tips from novelist Diana Wagman

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    07/23/2015 by Stephen Silke

    This summer, I attended Squaw Valley Community of Writers near California’s Lake Tahoe. Novelist and screenwriter Diana Wagman author of …
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  2. The Encyclopedic Novel: That Really Long Book You Talk About Knowingly, but Have Never Finished Reading

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    07/17/2014 by Stephen Silke

    dogs and big books are fun and hard to hold (up)

    It seems that certain writers get to a point in their careers where they can’t stop writing–and from what I …
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  3. Silke to Perform This Thursday (6/12) at Expressive Arts Institute, San Diego

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    06/10/2014 by Stephen Silke

    Friends: I’ll be collaborating on a performance art piece Thursday June 12th with Kristopher Apple: It is titled “SurReal Nest” …
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  4. Kristopher Apple’s PALNJ Music Dance Poetry Performance Opens

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    02/07/2014 by Stephen Silke

    "Bodies as Landscape/Soundscape"

    Kristopher Apple’s Palnj, his SDSU School of Music & Dance MA thesis performance, finds a progression of completeness that few …
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  5. A Paean for Children

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    01/31/2014 by Christopher Verdick

    The proprietor of this blog—the man with the cartoon head on the right—asked me if I might be interested in …
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  6. Book Review: Both Flesh and Not, Essays by David Foster Wallace

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    01/16/2014 by Stephen Silke

    Both Flesh and Not

    Wallace reaches strange heights of contemplative dissassembly in this posthumous collection of essays thankfully published by Little, Brown. D.F.W. newbies …
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  7. The Brevity Cycle: David Foster Wallace, Sufjan Stevens, & Mortality

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    09/07/2013 by Stephen Silke

    It’s 5:42am–too early on a Saturday morning–and I’m at the near-the-university Starbucks. “Year of Our Lord” by Sufjan Stevens is …
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