A. Jay Adler

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A. Jay Adler I have never experienced writer's block. Too often in life I have been kept from writing by the demands of making a living and other life business, so…moreI have never experienced writer's block. Too often in life I have been kept from writing by the demands of making a living and other life business, so that by the time I got the chance to write again, the words were burning a hole in me. I get stuck at various points in a poem or a story for a time. Many years ago, inexplicably, communion with a cigarette reliably broke that logjam. In the many years since smoking, I've had no such regular resort, but I break through to a solution, sometimes after a long time a way from a piece of work. But that is all different from what people call writer's block. That I have not had.(less)
A. Jay Adler I am currently adapting a California film noir screenplay I wrote twenty years ago into a novel. The screenplay was called Double Down. Now that is a …moreI am currently adapting a California film noir screenplay I wrote twenty years ago into a novel. The screenplay was called Double Down. Now that is a chapter title, and the novel is titled They Called It Paradise. However, I have interrupted that work because of my excitement over long short story / novela I was inspired to write from a great historical event. I don't want to say more about it right now.(less)
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News about "Waiting for Word" & a Chance to Preorder

Happy New Year in “interesting times.”

I thought I’d share some news about my new collection of poetry, Waiting for Word, as the preorder period continues before publication on March 19.

Waiting for Word: Order here.

First, as a Queens, New York native teaching at Queens College, CUNY, I’ve taken the rather obvious step of enlisting in the Meet the Author series conducted by the Queens Chamber of Com Read more of this blog post »
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“Human time is not a compiling of moments, layer upon layer, like old newspapers there to be drawn from down in the pile. It is a fuse, burning up our moments as we live them.”
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