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Exciting to have some color photos to show, as all my formal images up till now have been in black and white. Here are a few from Virginia, a working title on top, and

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Back from Virginia

Had a wonderful time in Virginia – thanks to all who hosted me – you know who you are! Also thanks to the staff of the Virginia Festival of the Book, to our panel

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Back to Old Virginia!

So happy to announce I will be a featured author at the @VaBookFest taking place from March 22-26! The Festival is a five-day celebration of books, reading, and literary culture, and the best part… it’s FREE! All

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The Benefits of Liver Soup

Hunger Pangs, Part 1: sweet solitude

Thanks to Sarah Pape and the folks at 1078 Gallery in Chico for inviting me to participate in their summer reading series last week. It was great fun and a real pleasure to hear

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A Single Bright Event

I liked to think of Aunt Nancy’s musical gift pausing for a generation in one of her female forebears along the New River – they’d been there since before the revolution – a little

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Tuggle Gap

The cooking that was truly sacramental for father was southern fare, the food of his grandmothers, his mother and the ladies who had cooked for them over the years. His father’s mother had run

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Two Languages

This Virginia language was one of apparent sweetness, humor, courtliness, and loving repetition – yes sir being the characteristic all-purpose note that signaled the small welcome surprise at the world’s fleeting manifold, as in

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Places, Histories

Father was from Virginia, Mother, Nebraska. These places, their histories, myths and landscapes, made my two earliest languages. Each was secretive, inflected, and tonal, drifting from picture to word and back again, a dream of memory in

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