A generous sampling, collected here for the first time and including works as diverse as scholarly art criticism and some decidedly untypical country-music lyrics. Embedded in this primarily journalistic compilation are a couple of short stories, a sheaf of largely unpublished poems, and an off-beat assessment of our divided nation.
Travel articles. Canyon of the vaginas Two in the bush The eight-story kiss The cannibal king wants his din-din The day the earth spit warthogs. Tributes. The Doors Nurse Duffy of MTV Joseph Campbell Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg The genius waitress Ray Kroc Jennifer Jason Leigh Leonard Cohen Slipper sipping Redheads Alan Rudolph Miniskirt feminism The sixties Diane Keaton Kissing Shree Bhagwan Rajneesh Ruby Montana Terence McKenna Thomas Pynchon Debra Winger. Stories, poems, & lyrics. Triplets Dream of the language wheel Catch 28 Three haiku Moonlight whoopee cushion sonata The origin of cigars Stick Indians Home medicine Clair de Lune Aloha nui Are you ready for the new urban fragrances? Honky-tonk astronaut Creole debutante Master Bo Ling R.S.V.P. My heart is not a poodle West to Satori Wild card Open wide Two for my young son The towers of St. Ignatz. Musings & critiques. In defiance of gravity Till lunch do us part What is art and if we know what art is, what is politics? Morris Louis : empty and full Lost in translation Leo Kenney and the geometry of dreaming The desire of his object. Responses. Write about one of your favorite things How do you feel about America? What do you think writer's block is and have you ever had it? With what fictional character do you most identify? Is the writer obligated to use his/her medium as an instrument for social betterment? Why do you live where you live? What was your first outdoor adventure? Do you express your personal political opinions in your novels? How would you evaluate John Steinbeck? Tell us about your favorite car What is your favorite place in nature? Send us a souvenir from the road What is the function of metaphor? Are you a realist? What is the meaning of life?
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