Gateway Drug

Today is Jack Kerouac's birthday. Tomorrow is mine. Well whaddaya know about that? Jack was something of a gateway drug for me. Through Jack I graduated to more exotic literary thrills. Much more like him in my youth than now, I would have to say the biggest of the many, many, many differences between he…

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Three Great Conversations on Mark Seinfelt’s Word Patriots: Gass, Scott, Ackerman

Anyone who loves writing and writers should do themselves a favor and visit the archive of the Word Patriots webcast. Host Mark Seinfelft, a novelist whose works include Symphonie Fantastique, Baldr and Beatrice, and the non-fiction study Final Drafts: Suicides of World-Famous Authors, has pursued this labor of love for nearly a year, producing more…

Author Donald Anderson Highlights This Week’s Word Patriots, Stellar Panel to Gather for Paul West Birthday Program

This week on Mark Seinfelt’s Word Patriots webcast, Donald Anderson joins Mark to discuss his forthcoming work, Gathering Noise from My Life: A Camouflaged Memoir. Anderson directs the creative writing program at the United States Air Force Academy. Since 1989, he’s been Editor of War, Literature & the Arts: an international journal of the humanities.…