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“Jen Michalski’s second novel is an intense emotional commitment, but a worthwhile one.” – Ploughshares


“Jen is an astonishingly sensitive writer.” – HTML Giant


“Jen Michalski excels in subtlety that is made possible by her nuanced understanding of voice.” – The Rumpus


“Jen is a writerly heavyweight.” – Nate Brown, American Short Fiction


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A Lovely List of Ladies (and one Gentleman)

You can read another lovely story from Kathy Fish, "Skinny Lullaby at the Lizard Lounge: Schenectedy" at Necessary Fiction today. Be gone with you, over there now.

I'm also reading The Complete Stories of John Cheever. I like that they're in chronological order, so that I will be able to track the evolution of his art. Unlike Joyce Carol Oates' High Lonesome, which kind of goes every which way.

I forgot to mention the tribute to Lucille Clifton tonight at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Branch. I hope you can make it!

A Tribute to Lucille Clifton

Join us for this celebration of the life of Lucille Clifton. Poets from Baltimore and around the state will raise their voices to honor the memory of Clifton's life and works. We invite you to bring your favorite Lucille Clifton poem to share.

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 (6:30 p.m.)
Enoch Pratt Free Library
Wheeler Auditorium (3rd Floor)
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore MD