Author Archives: cenminzhao

Leaping: Revelations and Epiphanies

For this month we are reading Brian Doyles Leaping: Revelations and Epiphanies. We will meet next on Thursday, March 1, 8:30 pm. Here is the summary from Amazon: In this spirited collection of essays, Brian Doyle employs his wit, wisdom, … Continue reading

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Patrick Madden Thursday night

Just a reminder that we are meeting this coming Thursday evening at 8:30 to discuss the book, Sublime Physick by Patrick Madden. He is a professor in the English Department at Brigham Young University. Bring something good to eat as … Continue reading

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Patrick Madden: Sublime Physick

We are reading Sublime Physick, a collection of essays by Patrick Madden. We will meet again on January 18, 8:30 pm. Here is the Amazon summary: A follow-up to Patrick Madden’s award-winning debut, this introspective and exuberant collection of essays is … Continue reading

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November 30 Poems

This is the last of the daily posts of poetry. I hope you enjoyed them. Until next year. Sometimes I feel drawn to them, not really them, but where they lay quietly, patiently, in that cold place. Are they calling … Continue reading

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November 29 Poems

Nebraska never seemed like much to me, but when we pulled into North Platte on a summer evening in ’95 I smiled; I could smell the mountains. It seemed like a boundary of sorts, the humid Midwest trailing behind us, … Continue reading

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November 28 Poems

The music took me when he said, you’ve got to listen to this, then proceeded to tell me how and when it was recorded and why it was so good. So I put the disc into a boom box on … Continue reading

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November 27 Poems

When I feel myself sinking I reach for a pen, open this notebook and explore the niches of my mind, where all kinds of things lay scattered about. Sometimes I surprise myself at what I find, but usually I’m familiar … Continue reading

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