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A native Ohioan (Westerville High School, 1975 -- growl, Cats!), I have worked as a peripatetic librarian, editor, college teacher, and academic administrator. Among my stops were Idaho State University, Montana State University, University of Miami (FL), University at Albany (SUNY), and the Evergreen State College in Washington. Having authored some 60 academic articles, four learned monographs, 300-some reviews, and served as editor of five professional journals, I gradually developed a desire to write something that was actually fun... and which might be read by somebody other than academic eggheads.

Back in the late 1980's, I wrote some poems and short stories that appeared in various small literary arts journals (does anybody remember...more


Gregg's short story "Queue" appears in issue ten of Midwestern Gothic:
http://midwestgothic.com/2011/01/issu...

And his story, "Spew," can be found in Marathon Review:
http://marathonlitreview.com/?page_id...

Finally, his "Zen Boy" is in the summer, 2013 issue of Writing Tomorrow:
http://writingtomorrow.com/wp-content... Read more of this blog post »
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Mostly forgotten fiction from the 1950's, the second installment, "The Fields," won a Pulitzer Prize for Richter. Vividly and poignantly describes life on the Ohio frontier during the early years of white settlement
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Dizzied and feeling a bit scuzzy after finishing this book, I was impressed but can't really say that I liked it, and the only certain thing that I can attest is that I've never read anything like it before. I felt a bit like I sometimes do after wat...more
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I am the kind of person who cannot walk by a shelf of books for sale, whether it is in a large book store, a department store, or a dollar store. It was in the latter that I happened upon this title. Being married to an often mysterious French woman...more
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I particularly admire a writer who can take an otherwise dreary, even tragic subject and turn it around through ironic humor. The trials that befall Edgar, an orphaned, abandoned, half-Indian child, who may or may not have tried to commit suicide by...more
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Driving on the Rim by Thomas McGuane
Driving on the Rim
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Reading Thomas McGuane’s “Driving on the Rim,” I found myself wondering if and in what ways his original manuscript of this work was edited. I can imagine any editor committed to the maxim that it is essential to eliminate all unnecessary verbiage wo...more
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Jewelweed by David Rhodes
Jewelweed
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In the first chapter of "Jewelweed," after a conversation about familiar tastes and the memories that they bring back, a waitress in a greasy spoon warns one of this book's protagonists to "Leave the past alone." If every character in this novel foll...more
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As a rule, I am very forgiving of any writer’s work that falls into the category of a fictionalized memoir. It reminds me of the scene in “Annie Hall,” where Woody Allen is watching a rehearsal of a play that he has written, which viewers recognize a...more
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“I'm not spacing out. I'm just living in the moment.”
Gregg Sapp

“If I had known then what I know now, I probably wouldn't know now what I didn't know then.”
― Vonn Carp in Dollarapalooza

“Regrets are just bad decisions that you didn't make."
Vonn Carp in Dollarapalooza”
― Vonn Carp in Dollarapalooza




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