From Old Notebooks begins as simply a writer’s list of ideasideas for stories, films, novels, essaysbut soon the writer’s attention turns toward meditations on family, fear of death, literary fame, drug use, teaching, terrorism, pornography, and the weather. The book’s seemingly disparate concerns coalesce to depict a writer writing his way through life and his first book at one and the same time.
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About the Author
Evan Lavender-Smith is the author of FROM OLD NOTEBOOKS (BlazeVOX, 2010) and the forthcoming AVATAR (Six Gallery Press, 2010). He is Editor-in-Chief of Noemi Press and the Prose and Drama Editor of the literary journal PUERTO DEL SOL. His fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and criticism appears in many journals and magazines, including COLORADO REVIEW, DENVER QUARTERLY, FENCE, GLIMMER TRAIN, MEMORIOUS, THE MODERN REVIEW, and POST ROAD.