Monthly Archives: April 2014

Recycling and the Greater St. Louis Book Fair

  It’s a few days late for Earth Day, but the legendary Portland bookstore Powell’s made this graphic available so that readers can share their passion for recycling used books this week. Locally there is no better way to exercise … Continue reading

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New Books on Creative Writing at Central Library

I have a conflicted relationship with writing books. Books on writing can seem like books on sex: embarrassing, beside the point, and possibly harmful. You like to think that you have the moves down, that you won’t get lost in … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: A Cure for the Word Flu

At the moment I’m reading an interesting debut novel called The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon. An English nerd’s paranoid trip, it documents the outbreak of a technologically-induced “word flu” which causes language to become debased and corrosive. Definitions are … Continue reading

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