PETER MARKUS is the author of the novel Bob, or Man on Boat, as well as five other books of fiction, among them The Fish and the Not Fish, We Make Mud, and Good, Brother. His new book is Inside My Pencil: Teaching Poetry in Detroit Public Schools.
JUL-AUG 2017 | Books
Pamela Ryder writes sentences like no other writer I know. I remember my first encounter with her fiction, a story called “Hovenweep” as it appeared as the opening story in Gordon Lish’s The Quarterly #29, a story that begins, “We are too much in the open here: sky, sky, slick rock, heat, and high above us the circling birds.” What is this word Hovenweep?