Padgett Powell

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    In Dreams Awake: Catching up with Springtime, Books and More

    I've had occasion to rely, happily, on the guy with the crazy hairdo on top of his wonderful crazy head, memorialized at right. Not to mention Henry David Thoreau's funny beard and radical politics of liberation and ecological wisdom. First, I quoted him to my Composition students, as I did often in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2012

    Punctuated Prose: A Thousand Questions and a Never-Ending Sentence

    This morning's journey rushes to an abrupt end, then starts again. Or it presses on, urgently. Punctuation is both character and device in two unlikely if amazing novels I am in a mild fever to celebrate just now. These are reads for the adventurous, the curious, the frisky, the uneasily amused. Pot ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 27, 2011

    Let It Bleed

    Hard at work on his eighth novel, 'Deadwood' author Pete Dexter still packs a punch