What a pleasure it is, on my birthday, to appear on Douglas Glover’s online magazine Numéro Cinq. I have such a fondness for this piece, in which I love the writing, and in which I first brought to fiction my adoration of all things avian.
Doug and I met years and years ago in Saratoga Springs–I had, I think, published maybe three books then. His writing advice was the best I had ever received, and I will plug again his new book, “Attack of the Copula Spiders.” If you do one thing for yourself as a writer during this hot summer of bbqs and sunbathing, make it reading Doug’s book. September will be so much easier…