Sunday, June 12, 2005


Panic in Milwaukee

Bostonians and Washingtonians! I'll be reading with Kevin Smokler at a bookstore near you next month -- at Harvard Book Store on July 7th, and Politics and Prose on July 8th, to be exact.

Kevin's new anthology Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times has hit the stores -- you can see Kevin's running commentary and tour info here -- and among some very fine pieces in the book is this wonderful bit by Tom Bissell that pinpoints the weirdly associative nature of childhood memory:

"I think I believed that only Milwaukee had Space Invaders. To this day, the word Milwaukee floods my mind with involuntary images of dive-bombing amoebas and digital bulwarks slowly annihilated by enemy-insect offensives..."

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