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LATE NIGHT LIBRARY! THANKS FOR THE INTERVIEW

LATE NIGHT LIBRARY / PORTLAND / BEST CITY IN THE WORLD

Thanks to Late Night Library and especially Anne Rasmussen for taking the time to read Reptile House and come up with such fantastic questions..

read LNL interview here

Anne, thanks too for coming to ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOKS. Great to meet you!

Portland! We love you.

Today: adventure.

Then: Next stops:
July 9th, 2015, Reading with Jayne Benjulian. WHY THERE ARE WORDS Literary Series, Sausalito, California. 7 pm. (Don't ask about logistics here.)

July 10, 2015. Reading with DEVIN BECKER winner of A. Poulin Jr Poetry Prize-- ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY , Seattle, Washington, 7pm.

See you there Mount Holyoke Writers!

Then: Read More 
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SINDWINDER BLOG POST #13.9: LIGHT

Cape Blanco Lighthouse

The lighthouse could be seen for 23 nautical miles.

The first keeper lived there 38 years, the next 42.

The road was steep from campground to beach. Flashlights. A sliver of moon.

The camp hosts were friendly, though they had no change.

Firewood was $5 a bundle and we got some.

Showers for free. Water spigots in each sight.

The sound of waves while sleeping  Read More 
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SINDWINDER BLOG POST #14.1: INLAND and NORTH

Along the Umpqua River

Highway 101 to 38 from Reedport to 99, which we were on but never found a sign for, to 5 to Portland, 405 then Lincoln, downtown. To review:

Sticky buns in Coos Bay, quiche and nutella brownie. Log trucks.

The tide was out. Seagull, raptors waiting for those stranded in a tide pools.

Log ships, almost full, would have to wait for high tide.

The railroad bridge turns sideways, makes room for exiting ships.

Who thought of all this?  Read More 
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SINDWINDER BLOG POST #13.8: TO THE GREAT NORTHWEST

To a campground my the Sea with Lighthouse/ Carlyn's request

Thank you COPPERFIELDS, in Healdsburg! Thank you Claire and Ed Burdett for housing us in style and introducing us to the town! Great to meet you Maureen and Family, Gloria, and the lunch gals.

On the way north....some highlights:
Confusion Mountain, paint (all colors) splattered all over the highway (a spray paint truck disaster?), Redwoods, Wonder Stump Road, Pistol River, Sneaker Wave Warners on
Meyer's Beach, sand flies, big rocks, Humbug Mountain, Rogue River, wretched RV restrooms, Shutter Creek Correctional Institution, Orick, Reedsville, Drain.

Next stop ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOKS, Portland, OR., tonight at 7 with the Polly Dugan. Read More 
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NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO! THANK YOUR PETER BIELLO!

RADIO / ORANGE

Thank you Peter Beillo at New Hampshire Public Radio for making this interview on The Bookshelf happen. It's my first one.

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TRIP UPDATE: We are in Healdsburg, Ca for the 4th eating peaches that we picked yesterday at Gloria and Tom's and making deviled eggs with Kate and Sophie. The reading at Copperfield's last night was full, fun and they serves wine and cheese after all. I thought the libations had fallen through. Thanks Copperfield's gang for filling the place and for all the rest.

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Sidewinder Tour Blog Post #13.5: SAN FRANCISCO and NORTH

NORTHWARD

After a long trip south, south, south through Kansas and Oklahoma then south and west through Texas, then west and north through New Mexico into Colorado, then Sidewinding in Utah, Nevada and to the coast of California, we are going North again...

Wine country.

Dogs. Dead ones, live ones.

Limes and and blood oranges.

Water restrictions followed and subverted as sprinklers spray -- daring the neighbors.

Firework stands. Iced tea.

A washing machine is a good thing... Thank you world.  Read More 
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Sidewinder Tour Blog Post #13: CALIFORNIA CAN WAIT

Last of West (for now)

JUST EAST OF AUSTIN, NEVADA: Highway 50 to 376 south.

Hung a left off the Loneliest Highway for Jerry's Ranch.

He met us halfway, at the Campground near the cave.

Drove on to the stone house, to the mares let out and mustangs gotten in.

Scramble eggs, donkeys, and one new nameless goat.

A saloon had moved 85 miles with a bear rolled up with the knife that skinned it.

The view was long as was the ride into the box canyon. This is not fiction.  Read More 
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BOOK REVIEW: “Unnatural, unprecedented, as far as we know.”

THANK YOU FOR READING




“'Unnatural, unprecedented, as far as we know'...could just as well be describing this collection."

Read the whole review in Book Review / The Common Online .

Thank you Jennifer Acker and  Read More 
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Sidewinder Tour Blog Post #13.1: DONKEY

NEVADA DONKEY






DONKEY: that's all.

And:

The Sindwinder tour is heading to BOOK PASSAGE at the Ferry Terminal in Downtown San Francisco RIGHT NOW. 6 pm. Be there or you know what. Send SF friends."

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Sidewinder Tour Blog Post #12.9.6: SUMMITS AND CARAVANS

A LONG STRAIGHT DAY

Marshall drove Highway 50 = The Loneliest Road.

Salt Flats. 107.

Little Antelope Summit.

An arrow to Scipio.

Dust Devils ten stories high.

A Port-o-Potty Caravan. Two trucks full.

An arrow to Osceola.

A Solitary School Bus Stop. Read More 
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