extended hiatus

Due to expanded commitments to my small press, I've been forced to cut down on some other projects. I would be delighted if someone else came forward to carry on this blog. Meanwhile, I hope some of the links and contacts herein are of some use.



Sarah Manguso: Bloomsburg: 3/30

Monday, March 30, 7 PM: Award winning author Sarah Manguso will read Monday in the KUB Hideaway on the campus of Bloomsburg University as part of the Big Dog Reading Series. Her memoir describes a nine year bout with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare auto immune disorder.

Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay (2008), named an Editors' Choice by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and a Best Nonfiction Book of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle. The paperback is forthcoming this spring.

"If art can be described as the path one takes toward some form of compassion, this distilled and luminous book offers us one such map. An exploration of a body at a particular moment in its history, narrated by an unsparing yet appealing consciousness, The Two Kinds of Decay brings the reader to a place of grace and compassion that is absolutely breathtaking."-Nick Flynn

"One of the most movingly humane books I have read in a long time; it is a hard-earned vision of life, every word grounded in both body and soul."-John Burnham Schwartz

Manguso's other books include the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape (2007), one of three volumes in McSweeney's One Hundred and Forty-Five Stories in a Small Box, and the poetry collections Siste Viator (2006) and The Captain Lands in Paradise (2002), named a Favorite Book of the Year by the Village Voice. Her writing has appeared in Conjunctions, the London Review of Books, the New Republic, the New York Times Magazine, the Paris Review, the Pushcart Prize anthology, and three volumes of the Best American Poetry series.vIn 2008 she received the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She has taught creative writing at the University of Iowa, the Pratt Institute, and the Graduate Writing Program at the New School. Born and raised near Boston, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.