The Write Question en "Clark Rockefeller" Fools Seasoned Journalist <p><span class="piece-description-lead">Walter Kirn talks about and reads from his memoir <a href="" target="_blank">Blood Will Out: The True Story of Murder, a Mystery and a Masquerade</a></span>.</p><p><strong>About the Book:</strong></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Chérie Newman 17693 at "Clark Rockefeller" Fools Seasoned Journalist Flood Song <p>He wanted to hold back gas-soaked doves with a questioning glance;<br />he wanted the clock to tick, downwind from this gavel and pew,<br />from this leash, bucket, drainpipe, and mildewed cracker,<br />from the mind's muddy swan served on a platter with lemon rids,<br />from spiders scurrying over its bone-polished surface,<br />from crosshatches punched into its shredded time card,<br />from the desert near the tree line where the molting must have begun,<br />where crushed bodies heave warm, jellylife,<br />in the thicket at the foot of the wandering, Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:13:57 +0000 Sherwin Bitsui 17615 at Flood Song Walt Longmire and the Morman "lost boys" <p></p><p>During this program, Wyoming author <a href="" target="_blank">Craig Johnson</a> talks about and reads from <a href="" target="_blank">A Serpent's Tooth</a>, the ninth book in his Walt Longmire Mystery series, which has been adapted for TV: <a href="" target="_blank">Longmire</a> on the Arts &amp; Entertainment channel.</p><p>BOOK SYNOPSIS</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Chérie Newman 17402 at Walt Longmire and the Morman "lost boys" "The Moment" <p>In those days, Betty Crocker<br />always called for sifted flour, and so<br />in homes across America, women sifted.<br />When my mother's mother turned<br />the wobbly red knob, hulls and stones<br />jumped in the wire basket,<br />but by my mother's time<br />the flour was fine—<br />now women sifted to achieve<br />precision, purity, perfection.<br />It made the white flour whiter.<br />Then flour came in bags,<br />already sifted, and women stopped<br />making their own cakes and bread,<br />and didn't have time anyway<br />for sifting. But for a flicker Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:43:00 +0000 Jane Hilberry 16196 at "The Moment" Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness <p><span class="piece-description-lead">Wyoming author <a href="" target="_blank">Alexandra Fuller</a> talks about and reads from her third memoir, <a href="">Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness</a>.</span></p><p><strong>About the book:</strong></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:20:00 +0000 Chérie Newman 16825 at Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness "Spring" <p>Five first crocuses burst into bird-brilliant bloom<br />and suddenly everything flies: behind a car<br />ascraps of paper rise, two from a flock, startled dumb.<br />Some lives begin in abstraction; others end there.<br />If I find the child's fist this universe bloomed from<br />I will close it again as my own five fingers,<br />say worlds as one sentence, fit them into a name<br />for gold overwhelming finches, feather by feather.<br />With leaves returned, we still hear birds bu see them now<br />only when they fly. It's hard to see anything, Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:42:00 +0000 H. L. Hix 16211 at "Spring" Debut Novel Explores Transgender and Ethnic Issues <p><span class="piece-description-lead">Kim Fu talks about and reads from her debut novel, <a href="" target="_blank">For Today I Am A Boy</a>.</span></p><p><strong>About the book:</strong></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Chérie Newman 16710 at Debut Novel Explores Transgender and Ethnic Issues "Birds of a Feather" <p>Each spring the hummingbirds hover<br />over the same place on my patio<br />Where twenty-four years ago hung<br />a red plastic feeder filled with sugar water<br /><br />Four or five fowl generations later<br />through some unfathomable feat<br />these offspring flutter wings over<br />empty air in worship of this sacred spot<br /><br />And I wonder if my great grandparents<br />fed off the magnificence of the Rio Grande<br />Where it divides New Mexican high desert<br />Blood of Christ Mountains on one side<br />and burnt amber sunset on the other<br /> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:08:00 +0000 Ellaraine Lockie 13605 at "Birds of a Feather" Badluck Way, the Story of a Man, a Wolf, and Their Ultimate Collision <p>Bryce Andrews<span class="piece-description-lead"> talks about his decision to move to a cattle ranch in Montana and about the memoir he wrote about his experiences there, <a href="">Badluck Way</a>. He also reads two passages from the book.</span></p><p><strong>About the Book:</strong></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:33:00 +0000 Chérie Newman 16377 at Badluck Way, the Story of a Man, a Wolf, and Their Ultimate Collision "Emerald" <p>Unbidden, a green memory<br />sprang forth, so overwhelming<br />in its clarity, it leapt across<br />three quarters of a century:<br />I stood before a counter-top<br />of jewelry, eye height, beside<br />my father who had brought me to<br />that "five and dime" store in the Bronx.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Among the many rings displayed,<br />one gleaming emerald shone there<br />surpassing all the rest, and, firmly set<br />within a silver band, it was on sale<br />just for one dollar that my father<br />told the saleslady I'd saved. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:47:00 +0000 Robert Pack 16207 at "Emerald"