Thursday, November 8, 2018

Contents for Elbows & Knees: Essays & Plays


The new Good Deed Rain book,

ELBOWS AND KNEES: Essays & Plays

190 pages of carousel spin:

 

CONTENTS:

Introduction............................7

The W. Lee Wilder from Space............13

Trees in the Asylum Garden...........25

Open the Windows, Open the Doors..........39

Entering the Water and Escaping: From Houdini to the

     Hoodoo Sea..........................62

Visions of Raven: Jack Kerouac and Film Noir.....71

Chan & Callahan............95

A Certain Strange Memory......101

The Jimbaroo......111

Haunting Birds.........116

Robert Huff in Bellingham.........127

Little Italy............163

Speaking of Richard Brautigan........169

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Elbows & Knees: Essays & Plays

Cover for the new Good Deed Rain book:
"ELBOWS & KNEES." It's a big book full of
adventurous essays and a couple plays too.
"A collection of writing about some of my
favorite subjects, from B-movies to Brautigan.
My interest in writing essays began against all
odds in college, with an essay on Chaucer and
Willie Mays. These essays will take the reader
into unexpected worlds of poetry, poverty row
pictures, revolutionaries, reincarnation, beauty
and beasts. A carnival ride for all readers."
Publication date is the day after Thanksgiving.
The artist is the very talented Madison Dowling.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Election Day!



On this auspicious Election Day in USA
I mailed off a copy of FABLE to my very
talented musician/poet friend Dan Hanrahan.
He has a new incredible CD, RADICAL
SONGS FOR ROUGH TIMES that is a Must-Hear!
Also went back to grade school to reread
a book from those days, The Rabbi and
the 29 Witches. "The full moon was very
beautiful and nobody had any nightmares."


Monday, November 5, 2018

issa



Every winter I dive back into the haiku
masters. As I'm working on a new novel
set in Bellingham with a Japan influence,
I've been reading this great book by Lanoue,
Pure Land Haiku: The Art of Priest Issa.
Of all the books on Issa, this is my
favorite and the translations are excellent.

Friday, November 2, 2018

another Good Deed Rain project



Constant readers will know of my love for Scholastic Books
and thanks to Aaron who brought this one by, How To Care
for Your Monster...Not only timely because of Halloween,
but also because I've been preparing another Good Deed Rain
book. This one is a 3 part collection of unpublished novels
I wrote in 1990, 1991 and 1997. More on this project soon.



Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!!



The author with Amy at the library circulation desk many moons ago.



Friday, October 26, 2018

2 books on the way...



There will be a new Good Deed Rain book
of exciting essays appearing next month.
Also, another little novel will be appearing.
This is a sneak peek (looks like Pongo is
a little short on change for the ticket):