Rummaging for Writers: John Barth

Another writer found, though this one has published multiple times and has won awards. I found his short story in The Threepenny Review and enjoyed it immensely. I remember reading about the fear of being buried alive, because sometimes people were, and both, family and buried-person, would take fright. Sometimes the buried-person wouldn’t make it out…

Rummaging for Writers: Wessie du Toit

Searching for other writers is always a joy. The hope of stumbling across someone’s words that can instill in me a feeling other than what I’m feeling is magical. Off chance, I clicked on The Moth Magazine, and was drooling over their retreat, which is in a beautiful location outside of Cavan Town in Ireland….

Rummaging for Writers: Sandy W.

There are many poems and stories out there, especially now that the internet allows us to connect in ways we wouldn’t have before. I like to say I’ve found a writer, but really the writers I come across are not found, they are seen. Finding them implies they were lost, which they never were. Today…

Rummaging for Writers: Denise DiMarzio

Another writer found, one that pulled me into sadness and the waiting room of life: Denise DiMarzio’s poem For Crows and Old Men. At first, when reading, her words were just that, words, and then as I moved through, my eyes scanning, my mind translating and devouring, feeling crept in and I began to feel what he…

Rummaging for Writers: Ani King

I search for other writers, tellers of story that envelope me, take me elsewhere, inspire me to think, feel, and, most of all, remember. Today I found Ani King on Sixpenny & Co. Her piece Music Our Mothers Made reminded me of many things, how I used to live my life, the crazed adventure of any given day,…