Bits + Pieces on Making Functional Writing

You may know that I’ve lately been spend­ing my days at Pas­sages Book­shop. My reper­toire there includes: sell­ing books, chat­ting with cus­tomers, read­ing, think­ing while star­ing into space, pick­ing out books to read later, con­sid­er­ing visual art, writ­ing post­cards, and play­ing with the toys and ephemera that are hid­den in an old wooden card cat­a­log cab­i­net The shop has quite… Read more →

Literary Curiosities to Come

Begin­ning this Thurs­day, I will be the guest clerk at David Abel’s inim­itable Pas­sages Book­shop for two weeks. I’ll be shar­ing some thoughts (and some pic­tures of beau­ti­ful books) on this blog as well as on the Words + Edits Face­book page. If you’re in Port­land, feel free to come by and pore over poetry, art, artist’s books, etcetera! Child­like… Read more →