Author Archives: kirstenalexander

Storymart

In 2018, we launched Storymart. Currently, we’re inviting submissions from short story writers, filling our treasure chest in preparation for opening the site to subscribers. So, if you’re a writer, please submit. If you’re a reader, we’ll be in touch … Continue reading

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Coming Back to the Songlines

Backpacking in Greece, pre-internet, my boyfriend and I heard of a small island off the Peloponnese reachable only by a walking bridge. The island had no cars, no electricity, and no phones. On the south-east coast of this island, was … Continue reading

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The Artifice of Sufjan Stevens

We went to see Sufjan Stevens. On the way there, we argued about what time the show would start. Ridiculous. So maybe it was me, not him. I’d carried my life stresses into the concert hall with me, heaved them onto my … Continue reading

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Morrison, Diaz and Oates

If you live/work/study near the New York Public Library and can attend their literary events you’re very lucky. The rest of us can enjoy them as podcasts or videos. Here are two of the best (yep, three names, two talks).

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Good Reading & Listening List #2

Here are the best books and articles I’ve come across lately. They’re not all new; they are all interesting. If you’d read something you’d recommend, let me know. It’s good to spread the word with likeminded folk. Fiction The Woman … Continue reading

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Good Reading & Listening List #1

Here are the best books, articles and podcasts I’ve come across lately. They’re not all new; they are all interesting. If you’d read or heard something you’d recommend, let me know. It’s good to spread the word with likeminded folk.

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Exercise as Cure

This is not about me. I want to recommend a book called The Exercise Cure to you. But I’ll tell you this about myself so you know the perspective from which my recommendation is coming: I don’t play sport, never have. I … Continue reading

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Whose Home is it Anyway?

A tree fell on our house while we were away, camping. We three, in a tent, near a glassy lake, at the top of a diminutive mountain, five hours from the city. Our dreadlocked dog sitter – who, by choice, … Continue reading

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Australia, Go to Your Room

I’ve started writing on Medium. It’s a wonderfully clean and easy place to post. It does mean, however, one more website in my life… So, in the name of corralling, organising, and faking control, I’m putting a link here to … Continue reading

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Miranda July: We Think Alone

Miranda July is endlessly interesting. She writes, and makes films and multimedia art. Sometimes she acts. But for that pedestrian description to have any bearing you need to look at her work. If you’ve dismissed July on the grounds of quirky, hip, … Continue reading

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