A review of Patricia Ann McNair’s latest collection of essays and reminiscences on growing up, losing family members, travel, dancing, writing, and sex, entitled “And These Are The Good Times.”
In Chicago’s October literary world, start with Ali and end with a festival of language, literature and art.
“The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetry” by David L. Carlson and illustrated by Landis Blair, is a remarkable debut. As the story of Matt Rizzo unfolds, we discover how he remade his life through poetry and imagination.
From The Readymade Thief to And These Are the Good Times.
“It always bothered me that there weren’t any strip-mall casinos in the fiction, or big-box stores, or electronics. We wanted modern, more complicated stories that didn’t live up to those western stereotypes where everybody is in a cabin and lives far from the interstate.”