Monthly Archives: December 2009

Den Mother

Poet Angela de Hoyos died on Sept. 24 at her home in San Antonio at the age of 85. De Hoyos was a Chicano poet even before the term existed, publishing award-winning political poems in the 1960s. In the mid-1970s, …

The Word of God

I came to Mary Karr’s new memoir, Lit, lugging a bumpy suitcase full of emotions and expectations. Could she really have more to tell after two previous best-selling memoirs, or was this just the fulfillment of a book contract? Her …

Piney Wood Pulp

Like most of Nacogdoches-based Joe R. Lansdale’s work, Vanilla Ride is set in East Texas. More Flannery O’Connor than Elmer Kelton, East Texas is not the landscape most people envision when thinking of the Lone Star State. Its tightly looped …

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