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Your Favorite Book of Short Stories

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  1. Fiesta Red

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    The Bachman Books (Richard Bachman/Stephen King)

    The two Ian Fleming collections of (short) Bond/007 Stories
     
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    Stanford is the guy on the left in a white shirt and dark glasses. The setting is in front the Christ of the Ozarks statue in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Ginsberg had been a guest of the English department at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, about a hour southwest of Eureka Springs, and some of the students must have thought he needed to see this statue and other Eureka Springs attractions. I don’t know what’s in the bag.
     
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    Some great ones listed so far, reminds me of all the reading I need to catch up on this winter.

    A favorite of mine and not widely known would be Breece DJ Pancake. Unfortunately most of his published work isn’t believed to be what his final drafts would have been.
     
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    who? me? I'll try.
     
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    Always loved Ray Bradbury, especially The Martian Chronicles.

    Honorable mention to the short stories of Neil Gaiman.

    I'm currently reading a collection of short stories by Valerie Martin, Sea Lovers, that I'm quite enjoying.
     
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    I'm really enjoying it. It was a gift from one of my best friends who is an author and has several English degrees. He gave it to me and said, "Ben, I think that Frank is gonna be your poet."

    So for, it sure seems like it.

    I'm probably just too dense to really get it. Most of what he says feels jumbled and unconnected, but I like how it leads my consciousness and senses. Bon Iver often has the same effect on me, lyrically speaking.

    Also, I've never before in my life experienced an esteemed author doing their thing and felt "Hell, I could do that" more strongly than I do with Frank Stanford.

    Sometimes, it makes me feel something and sticks with me in that way only a good author can.
    And I have my suspicions that it is by mistake.

    Mainly, I find Frank very entertaining. Usually, I'm in my little chair in the corner chuckling uncontrollably and I have to explain myself (and Frank) to my wife. She does not care for his style.


    One page of FS, and I want to be a poet so bad. . .
     
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    I'd guess the white shirt on the left.

    And I recognize Christ of the Ozarks in the background. I remember that place from my childhood. Didn't know it had been around that long.

    He does seem to have had an impact. I'd never heard of him until I was gifted the book. But the intro (yes, I read intros) made the point several times over. A poet's poet, it appears.

    I think he's entertaining.
     
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    Start with Frank Stanford's Wikipedia entry. Check out his former wife, Ginny, and his lover C. D. Wright and her husband Forrest Gander. Roughly the same time he was having an affair with C. D. Wright, he was also involved with the daughter of his poetry professor Miller Williams. Lucinda Williams was about 17 or 18 at the time, and her song Pineola is about Stanford's funeral.
     
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    I have a few Maugham collections I enjoy, but I think this paperback was where it started for me
     
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