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How A Publisher Should Never Treat A Writer, Or What The F***k Is Wrong With Coffee House Press?

You are Coffee House Press, and you have the privilege of publishing Patricia Smith, one of the most honored American poets of this century. Her first book for you was a prestigious National Poetry Series selection. The second was a … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Reading “Cliff Walk” Now! It’s Novelist Peter Straub

Peter Straub is a poet, essayist and short story writer, but he is most famous for his 17 novels, many of them in the horror genre. His works include the best-selling Ghost Story which Stephen King called one of the … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Reading “Rogue Island” Now. It’s Marilyn Manson!

My wife, Patricia Smith, caught up with the outrageous Marilyn Manson at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. They were both there to read poetry for a classy event arranged by actress and poet Amber Tamblyn. Manson, although best known … Continue reading

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Crime Novelist and Poet, Husband and Wife, Interview One Another

I’m a crime novelist. My wife, Patricia Smith, is an award-winning poet. We work closely together on our writing. Listen to us interview one another about how and why this works for us.

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