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Honest Mistakes Released

After years of writing, and even more years of editing, my collection of short stories and essays, Honest Mistakes, is finally finished. We held our book release event in Richmond Sunday night and online sales are now up for those who couldn’t make it to the party. After having worked for so long on this […]

Zoa Saberhagen joins Last Syllable Press as co-editor

When the opportunity arose for me to join Last Syllable Press, I took it because – among other reasons – it is a concept rooted in an appreciation and respect for William Shakespeare’s work. The height of literature to me is when a piece of writing grasps and illuminates a universal truth about humanity, and […]

Brief Candle 3 Released

The third issue of Brief Candle is printed and available for sale, starting at Richmond Zine Fest today. The making of Brief Candle has been an evolving process over the almost three years I’ve been working on it. Design-wise I’ve decided to move into a half-page size and to streamline the look, using fewer images […]

Brief Candle 2 Released

In October of this year I published the second issue of my Shakespeare zine, Brief Candle. I started Brief Candle in the spring of 2014. I had been contemplating the idea of a Shakespeare zine for a while but I was wary of starting a project that I knew was going to be much harder […]

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New ideas are probably old ideas

The benefits of reading history continually surprise me. It’s not as thrilling as reading an intense novel or as intellectually stimulating as philosophy or astrophysics, perhaps, but it can equip and expand our understanding of humanity more than almost any other subject. Among the most astonishing lessons hidden in the story of humankind is that […]

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Winter’s Angels

I’ve written about ballet on the blog before, and about my reticence to speak about a subject that I feel unqualified to speak to in any great detail. But I’ve made a commitment to worry less and write more, especially on the blog. I also have a larger writing project planned which will require me […]

Accepting Submissions for Brief Candle 4!

We’re just getting started on the fourth issue of our Shakespeare zine, Brief Candle. If you are interested in writing something, please use our contact form to get in touch. We welcome submissions on all topics, from all perspectives, from people of all backgrounds. The only exception to this is any nonsense related to the […]

Book review: Hag-Seed, Margaret Atwood’s retelling of Shakespeare’s Tempest

Margaret Atwood needs no introduction. Nothing one reviewer can say — even if they were a highly influential reviewer — can tarnish her reputation as a great writer. But Hag-Seed, her version of The Tempest written at the behest of the Hogarth Shakespeare series of retellings, is not a great novel. Compared to Anne Tyler’s Vinegar […]