My college notes on the 17th-century poet John Donne were cautious and circumspect. My feelings fairly burst with yearning, spiritual and erotic. Read more.
The Women’s National Book Association — a fun organization for writers — published a very nice interview with me. Read more.
We’re rebuilding this website to be mobile friendly — expect lots of messy heavy lifting for the next few weeks. Read more.
For her documentary about Armistead Maupin, Jennifer Kroot needed to interview someone who could tell tales about the birth of “Tales of the City.” Read more.
There’s a heck of a lot of erotica going on inside an iris blossom. Stamen. Pistel. Haft. Falls and standards. Claws. And, of course, those fuzzy, caterpillar-like beards.
Can you guess who wrote this? “Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.” Hint: The writer’s been dead for at least two millenniums.