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Writers: I hate you for making me read your sockdologizing books

I stood majestically before the Writer’s Workshop. The entire crew of shitty writers was (not a typo) there. We had been kicked off campus and now we met in the Novi Korova Milk Bar. Me little droogies were having a … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Workshop Reviews August Wilson’s ‘Fences’

We sat in the Airport McTaggerty’s Restaurant. ”I’m glad we can get into the Airmall now.” Said the Caribbean 🇯🇲 Queen 👸 sipping on a Strontium brand mocha. ”He did it again. He actually brought all the blackish members of the Writer’s … Continue reading

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Response to criticism of Botendaddy’s style of literary critique

Some have claimed that my style of literary review is jejeune, undeveloped, unstructured and shallow. Allow me to respond. “Eat shit-covered, hairy, sweaty, veinous, rotting, rancid, gangrenous, stinky, cheese-stoked, distended, liver-spot-covered old man balls. I’m not interested in your boring … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Autumn’ by T.E. Hulme

“A touch of cold in the Autumn night— I walked abroad, And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge Like a red faced farmer. I did not stop to speak, but nodded, And round about were the wistful stars … Continue reading

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Review: ‘The Bean Eaters’ by Gwendolyn Brooks

“They eat beans mostly, this old yellow pair. Dinner is a casual affair. Plane chipware on a plain and creaking wood, Tin flatware. Two who are mostly good. Two who have lived their day, but keep putting on their clothes … Continue reading

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Last Time at The University Gym

I ran on the lonely back road through the ancient hill country. Once inhabited by American Indian (pronounced revolutionary, oppressed, righteous, non-devilish Native American gender-free, free-range, gluten free people). My first mile was lame. The weather ungodly hot and humid. … Continue reading

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Contrast: Thurber’s ‘The Night the Bed Fell’ vs. Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Night We All Had Grippe’

I stood in front of the Writer’s Workshop ready to pontificate my verbal bowel movement. It was ‘Pride Week’ so I was surprised that our four *gay* Writers were all at the Workshop. “What the hell are you guys doing … Continue reading

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