Riding on a Magpie Riff

“I don’t smoke and I’m no axe murderer,” says Richard Stevenson in his newest book, Riding On A Magpie Riff. This semi-autobiographical work is an endearing and lighthearted rendition of Stevenson’s rise in the literary world, as well as an in-depth exploration of what it means to be an aging artist. Stevenson weaves a complicated tapestry... Read more »

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Parrot With Tourette’s

Parrot with Tourette’s is a a narrative/lyric poke at suburban middle class val- ues and cultural pretensions. Ventriloquism through the merely mimetic pet bird that parrots back our nasty natty vernacular. It offers a world where geese can do bad Catskills stand-up, a citizen talks back to his serotonin re- uptake inhibitors (when he isn’t... Read more »

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