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My Review of Award-Winning Poet Michael Ryan’s First Crime Novel

Guy Novel, the first crime novel by Guggenheim-winning poet Michael Ryan, is part wildly improbable spy thriller and part goofy love story in the vein of  The Hangover movie trilogy. To read the full text of my review for The … Continue reading

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Who’s Reading “A Scourge of Vipers Now?” It’s Bob the Drag Queen!

Bob the Drag Queen is the season 8 winner of the wildly popular TV show, RuPaul’s Drag Race. Bob and my wife, the critically acclaimed poet Patricia Smith, have a mutual friend who introduced them backstage at the Gramercy Theater … Continue reading

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Another Major Literary Award For My Wife Patricia Smith

Congratulations to my brilliant wife Patricia Smith for still another major literary award. The Library of Congress is naming her the winner of the 2014 Rebeka Johnson Bobbitt Prize for Poetry for her most recent collection, Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah. … 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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