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Fear and Loathing on the Book Tour, Part 5: Postcard From Portland, Oregon

Postcard

Online Only, posted 5.24.06

Why is Portland, Oregon, my favorite city in which to read? Let me count the ways.

Fear and Loathing on the Book Tour, Part 4: Postcard From San Francisco

Postcard

Online Only, posted 5.17.06

As I stepped off the plane at the San Francisco International Airport, a strange, terrifying thought gripped me: Julianna will be meeting my mother tonight. It would be a momentous event. The two women most capable of humiliating me in public would be in the same room—and no doubt interacting during the question-and-answer session.

I could tell from that little extra pep in Julianna’s step that she was looking forward to it.

Fear and Loathing on the Book Tour, Part 3: Postcard From Los Angeles

Postcard

Online Only, posted 5.15.06

I’m going to dispense with a report on the weather, because I am writing to you from Los Angeles, where the temp is perma-locked at eighty-three degrees Fahrenheit. The famous smog is still here, the toxic velvet dusk, the gleaming impermanence of movie billboards. And—let us now thank the gods of good fortune—my new wife Erin!

Fear and Loathing on the Book Tour, Part 2: Postcard From New York City

Postcard

Online Only, posted 5.11.06

Ah, springtime in New York City! That ineluctable smell! What is it, exactly? Curry and fish sauce, garbage, perfume, rotten eggs, fresh bread, urine, incense, stale tailpipe, shish kebab, body odor. (I am estimating.)

Fear and Loathing on the Book Tour, Part 1: Postcard From Boston

Postcard

Online Only, posted 5.09.06

This is the first installment in a series of Postcards written by Steve Almond and Julianna Baggott, coauthors of Which Brings Me to You (Algonquin Books, 2006), while on tour to promote their book.

The Joy of Collaboration: A Ten-Point I-Told-You-So Guide

The Practical Writer

May/June 2006

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One afternoon in March 2003, I received an unexpected phone call from writer Julianna Baggott. "I've got a crazy idea," she told me. "It's so crazy, I feel a little nervous even bringing it up."

Improvisers and Revisers: An Experiment in Spontaneity

The Literary Life

May/June 2006

It took a long time to write these words. I'm not referring to the psychosomatic affliction known as writer's block. I mean the delays caused by the process of composition and revision.

More to the Story: A.M. Homes

News and Trends

May/June 2006

For this inaugural installment of More to the Story—an occasional feature in which we ask authors to list the movies, music, artwork, and books that inspired them during the course of writing their new books—we asked A.M. Homes about her fifth novel,This Book Will Save Your Life, which was published by Viking last month.

The Law of Diminishing Readership

News and Trends

May/June 2006

As marketing director of Copper Canyon Press, the thirty-four-year-old independent publisher of poetry in Port Townsend, Washington, I am required to read a lot. While most of the titles on my reading list are poetry collections, I recently read two nonfiction texts that got me thinking about the "economics" of creative writing.

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The Contester: The Collapse of Neil Azevedo's Zoo

News and Trends

May/June 2006

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Two years after the failure of Zoo Press's fiction contests in 2004, founder Neil Azevedo responds about more controversy surrounding its poetry contests.

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