NYU Novel Writing

Spring 2018


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Latest Free Writing Exercise-- lots more linked on this page.









Poem of Memory by Charles Simic


Hide and Seek

Charles Simic


Haven't found anyone

From the old gang.

They must be still in hiding,

Holding their breaths

And trying not to laugh.


Our street is down on its luck

With windows broken

Where on summer nights

One heard couples arguing,

Or saw them dancing to the radio.


The redhead we were

All in love with, `

Who sat on the fire escape,

Smoking late into the night,

Must be in hiding too.


The skinny boy

On crutches

Who always carried a book,

May not have Gotten very far.


Darkness comes early

This time of year

Making it hard

To recognize familiar faces

In those of strangers.


Great news! Phyllis Wilson Moore has received the The Women of Appalachia Project (WOAP)'s 2018 Women of Appalachia Project (WOAP) Appalachian Advocate Award. See the Press Release here.


Latest issue of Meredith Sue Willis's Books for Readers,  (Issue# 195) now up! Voices on Unity from Mountain State Press; Ramp Hollow; Trollope, Walter Moseley, Patti Smith, Columbia University Sit-ins and more. Take a look!



Now available from Columbia Univesity Press:

A Time to Stir: Columbia '68

Essays on the 50th anniversary of the
Student Rebellion at Columbia University
(Full disclosure: MSW has an essay in here!)

Read an early review here.



Coming Later This Year from WVU Press:
MSW's New Novel Their Houses:

"Tough-minded, compelling...a terrific read"  -- Phillip Lopate
"Sweet, slyly humorous cadences of West Virginia" -- Diane Simmons
"A compelling series of mysteries" --Jane Lazarre


Winter's perfect gift--
Leafless perspective of things
Never before seen.


Thank you, Poem-a-Day!




Crisp November sun
Delineates all meanings.

Each yellow leaf twirls.


Everything I need:

Brown-pink oak leaves of autumn,

Deep shadows– free air.



MSW E-books!

Meli's Way Ebook Cover ImageOradell at Sea Ebook Cover ImageLove Palace Ebook Cover ImageDwight's House Ebook Cover ImageHigher Ground Ebook Cover ImageOnly Great Changes Ebook Cover Image
Trespassers Ebook Cover ImageA Space Apart Ebook Cover ImageRe-Visions Ebook Cover ImageOut of the Mountains Ebook Cover ImageThe City Bulit of Starships Ebook Cover Image

(To buy any of these books as e-books, click on the image. They are also available at the Kindle Store and at the Nook Store as well as the iBook store and other e-book stores.)



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Irene Weinberger Books.... an imprint of Hamilton Stone Editions. Check us out!



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