Have Words–Will Write 'Em

On Books, Writers, Most Things Written, Including My Light Verse.

Archive for the ‘Other Stuff’ Category

Somerville Spins Tales of the Future and End

without comments

You may recognize Patrick Somerville as the author of The Cradle, a realistic and often comical exploration of contemporary fatherhood. Little in that novel would prepare for you the amazing stories in Somerville’s second story collection, The Universe in Miniature in Miniature.  These tales are mostly speculative fiction-science fiction, surrealism, absurdism, and fantasy blended into a metafictional continuum.

The Universe

Read my review in the November 20, 2010, edition of The Boston Globe.

You can buy The Universe in Miniature in Miniature at Barnes & Noble.

Visit Patrick Somerville’s website.

Written by Joe Peschel

November 21st, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Posted in Other Stuff

Oddest Messages From Editors

without comments

“I hope you’re OK with your breakdown. This poem takes me back to mine.” He accepted the poem. I wasn’t having a breakdown.
–from Ira Lightman

“It would be an abrogation of my editing duties to agree to accept work casually over email — anyone could be using your name and a keyboard from, oh, say a prison cell.”
–from Elda Stone

“I also require a phone conversation to get a sense of the places from which you view the world, and to make sure you aren’t typing from some minimum security facility and using poor Joe Peschel’s name.”
–from Poor Joe Peschel

Written by Joe Peschel

August 4th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Posted in Other Stuff