June 7, 2012


The June issue the online issue Everyday Genius is in print. We super recommend you pick up a copy, and not just because I have a story in it (previewed on the site today) or because we get a nice nod in Adam’s note:

This is the first time we’ve gone to print, though. The decision was mostly inspired by Hobart's Lucky 13 issue. It’s so beautiful, the writing so well mixed. I wanted to give it a try. 

(blush)
Really, like just about everything EG/PG/Adam Robinson-related, it’s great. (via Everyday Genius)

The June issue the online issue Everyday Genius is in print. We super recommend you pick up a copy, and not just because I have a story in it (previewed on the site today) or because we get a nice nod in Adam’s note:

This is the first time we’ve gone to print, though. The decision was mostly inspired by Hobart's Lucky 13 issue. It’s so beautiful, the writing so well mixed. I wanted to give it a try. 

(blush)

Really, like just about everything EG/PG/Adam Robinson-related, it’s great. (via Everyday Genius)

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February 15, 2013


My mom paid me $100 to memorize Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. Verse 21 of the first chapter: “For to me, to live is Christ, to die is gain.” I remember parsing that out, wrestling with the strange grammar, and deciding that Paul’s use of the infinitive put more emphasis on the elegance of his statement than its meaning. This was my first poetic impulse.

Adam Robinson, “When I in Awesome Wonder” | Winter 2012-13 | Fence Portal

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May 15, 2013


today on the Ho’…

The Haberdash by Adam Robinson:

When I’m reading a book
and some character at a party
gets up to leave and, as he leaves,
“gathers up his hat,” say,
“from a cloak room,” say,
then I get all unsettled in my quiet.
I want too to get up. My heart,
a little Russian pig, gets going. 

AND… Thunderbirds: Who, Why, And How by Rebecca Scherm:

There’s been a lot of talk about Executives in the news lately, a lot of mystery and confusion. For the last year, I’ve had a side-gig proofreading executive resumes. Now I know all about Executives: how they are made, what they hope and fear, how they communicate with each other. I’m basically fluent.  

Now, on to your questions.

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May 23, 2013


"The Haberdash" by Adam Robinson

mttbll:

“When I’m reading a book
and some character at a party
gets up to leave and, as he leaves,
‘gathers up his hat,’ say,
‘from a cloak room,’ say,
then I get all unsettled in my quiet.
I want too to get up. My heart,
a little Russian pig, gets going.”

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repeat from Matt Bell

June 6, 2013


Why Did Mud Luscious Close? Getting busy with JA Tyler | HTMLGIANT

Adam Robinson: Meanwhile, what else were you doing? Probably it looked something like this: working with the designers for the next books, and trying to make big decisions there, editing the next book and trying to manage the author’s feelings. Writing a press release, managing the website, the Facebook, the Twitter, which is not as easy as it sounds, once you know something about them. Every day you’re probably emailing with a few people you’ve published about some idea or other. You’re feeling stupid about the next mass email you have to send. Emailing sort-of-friends to ask what happened to that review they said they’d write. Packing up books and going to the post office three times a week. Helping an author set up a book tour. What else? And then someone emails you for an update on their submission. Sometimes it makes me laugh, when I think of how I’m doing all that, I have to track sales too. The idea of small presses being successful this way is untenable. It’s laughable.

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June 7, 2013


love this guy.

adamtrobinson:

1/2 Adam Robinson @ The Poetry Project 2/28/11

Andrew Weatherhead video’d me reading at Poetry Project a couple years ago. It was one of the most painful experiences I’ve ever had. I felt like everyone in the room hated me (in spite of Macgregor Card’s generous and beautiful introduction).

But I just watched some of this video again and thought, “I would enjoy going to see this guy read.”

Here, too, is Stephanie Barber.

(via adamtrobinson)

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repeat from Adam Robinson

September 10, 2013


About Publishing Genius: Publishing Genius

pubgen:

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In my last post, I talked about how doing a Kickstarter got me thinking about what Publishing Genius is, and what it’s done, and I wanted to write a bit about that as a sort of 7th year checkup. 

Also I thought maybe it would be a cool introduction for people who don’t know too much about PGP but just found out about it during the Kickstarter.

So here goes 1900 words.

Read More

We heart Publishing Genius. And hearts for Adam Robinson, hearts for the kinds of histories, publishing stories.

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repeat from PubGen

December 17, 2013


excerpt from 'The Haberdash' by Adam Robinson

neatomosquitoshow:

CHAPTER 2: THE PENDLETON

When I’m reading a book
and some character at a party
gets up to leave and, as he leaves,
“gathers up his hat,” say,
“from a cloak room,” say,
then I get all unsettled in my quiet.
I want too to get up. My heart,
a little Russian pig, gets going.

Suddenly I want to be the one to leave a party.
Maybe life imitates art after all. But
maybe not, and for that reflection,
I’d like to thank the Laudermilk family,
of Skaneateles, NY and their Ice Cream Socials
where we would go after church and socially
pile our coats and hats and things up
on Ruthie’s bed. She was their youngest.
Then later we would leave, and
when we would leave, God bless
my everlasting soul, we would
rummage through that American pile—
all of our friends’ coats
with who knows what in their pockets—
pregnancy tests, cigarette papers,
an apple core, a cat’s eye.
I am cowed by trust—
we’d retrieve our hats and leave.
Into that dark night
on hilly roads
_
Adam Robinson

http://www.hobartpulp.com/web_features/the-haberdash

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repeat from THE NEATO MOSQUITO SHOW