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The Passing of Bill Holm, A “Literal” Friend

On Wednesday, February 25, 2009 poet and essayist Bill Holm passed away at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota reportedly due to complications from pneumonia. He was 65 years old, his life full and his accomplishments many. A native of Minneota in Southwewstern Minnesota, Bill Holm was a 1965 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, to … Continue reading

How to Write a Love Letter (Valentine’s Day Edition)

In her concise and entertaining book, For the Love of Letters: A 21st-Century Guide to the Art of Letter Writing, Samara O’Shea tells us there is no formula for love letters. She then generously offers the following suggestions (and more) that can ease this otherwise often-daunting task: Get right to the point. Start with one … Continue reading

King, of the Kindle 2

Stephen King fans will be happy to learn that his newest story, Ur, is now available for pre-order. The catch is you can only get in on the new Amazon Kindle 2, at least for now. King’s novella actually features the electronic reading device, a new version of which becomes available through Amazon.com on the … Continue reading

Months and Seasons by Christopher Meeks

In the hands of up-and-coming author Christopher Meeks, the ordinary becomes extraordinary. His short story collection, Months and Seasons, focuses on the mundanity that pervades the life of everyman, and exposes it for all it’s worth – which is more than meets the eye. In the opening story, Dracula Slinks into the Night, an argument between a man and his … Continue reading