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Mitchell R. McInnis

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September 14

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Clayton Eshleman, Jack Gilbert, Yannis Ritsos & Lou Reed

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McInnis is a poet, writer and editor born and raised in Montana. It was in Livingston, Montana that McInnis and artist/designer Brad Bunkers founded and ran the successful arts journal, HoboEye.

His work has appeared in many forms in many venues. Most recently, his poetry and reviews have appeared in The Collagist and The Southeast Review.

McInnis' first book The Missing Shade of Blue sold well for a poetry book, and allowed McInnis to travel and promote the book in the Northwest, Midwest and Northeast. Because of the success of this book, he has been consulted by publishers and authors regarding strategy for independent publishing.

McInnis is a teacher who loves to work with teenagers, especially those without access to arts programs in their
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Mitchell R. McInnis Ted and Marion Cole from John Irving's "A Widow for One Year." The mixture of pain, love and loss is so tangible in their depiction. The aching…moreTed and Marion Cole from John Irving's "A Widow for One Year." The mixture of pain, love and loss is so tangible in their depiction. The aching complexity that comes from that mix is entrancing. In a culture (United States) where complexity in relationships, as well as loss, is so seldom handled well or depicted with verism, this novel is rare and darkly beautiful. And then there's the conflict! It's a fiction writer's dreamscape without resorting to unicycle-riding bears. Overall, this book isn't given enough credit or attention. In musical terms, this novel is the equivalent of catching an arena rock band do a small venue, acoustic show, where you can tap out every beat and sing every syllable. This book's alternative title might have been, "Love is the Devil."(less)
Mitchell R. McInnis Pure apostasy. I don't believe in writer's block, and I'm agnostic about inspiration. I like what the painter Francis Bacon said, "What most people…morePure apostasy. I don't believe in writer's block, and I'm agnostic about inspiration. I like what the painter Francis Bacon said, "What most people call inspiration comes from regular work."

If desperate, I do exercises like free writing, erasures or even mimicry of favorite poets. That usually dislodges the cork from the ink.(less)
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I was born and raised in Montana, in a law enforcement and military family. Few things feel as comfortable or homelike to me as a gun. Certainly a pen. As Irish poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney wrote, “Between my finger and my thumb / The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.” Precisely.

Now, I know I’m unusual in that sentiment, especially in the liberal circles which I often travel. Snug and gu... Read more of this blog post »
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Majenta Hello, Mitchell! Thank you for contacting me. Congratulations on your book! I hope you are well and having a good week and good weather. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta


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