Volume 3...Easter


listen listen with sympathy listen with the pureness of death, the pliance of swampwater soft with heat & gator patience listen like a mountain listen like saguaros listening to cactus wren, coyote, night bats, little owls listen like the owl listen like the owl's prey jittery in rocks beneath bighorn's shelled feet & diamondback's warning rattle listen like the rattlesnake with your tongue listen like the rocks listening to snow hear it; hear it, man, all of it, the earth's moan, the soft ring of the freight tracks, the cymbal sizzle of trackside weeds, the hoot of wind cutting round yr building, the pigeon, the rummy cough of Halstead winos, hear it, the hymn of it, the muttering lying truth of it, the voices singing it all day, the story, the song, you've got to hear it, listen.

Add new comment

Book club members have been some of my most enthusiastic and careful readers. I’m thrilled to share my work with you, answer your questions and tell you some of the stories behind the stories. This is our spot, just for us. Here, we can chat:  If I’m nearby, I’ll come and visit your club. Otherwise, we can Skype, talk over the phone or email. Sometimes, I’ll send surprises or hold contests.

Tell us all about your book club!
Type the characters you see in this picture. (verify using audio)
Type the characters you see in the picture above; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.

upcoming events

Writing by Writers Tomales Bay
Writing by Writers Tomales Bay Oct 18th to Oct 22nd Tomales Bay, CA

Thrilled to be part of Pam Houston's inspiring Writing by Writers workshop. Details here.

Tomales Bay, CA
Oct 18th to Oct 22nd
Union College
Union College Oct 26th Schenectady, NY

Honored to speak with the students and community of Union College. Details to come.

Schenectady, NY
Oct 26th
In conversation with Isabel Allende
In conversation with Isabel Allende Nov 2nd 7 p.m. Chicago, IL

Honored to be speaking with sabel Allende on her book tour. Details and tickets available here.

Chicago, IL
Nov 2nd
7 p.m.
Chicago Humanities Festival
Chicago Humanities Festival Nov 4th Chicago, IL

Details to come,

Chicago, IL
Nov 4th