The first drafts of Harshman's work go into spiral notebooks. Marc Harshman -- West Virginia's poet laureate and a childrens book author -- also lives in Wheeling. Here is my newspaper feature about what it's like to lead a poet's life.
" ... when the world is mud-luscious ... when the world is puddle-wonderful..." E.E. Cummings, American poet There are still patches of dirt-speckled snow on the ground here and there. There will probably be a fresh layer or two to come. But, winter's grip is broken in this part of Appalachia. It's true. Birds are whoop-de-doing… Continue reading Appalachian spring
Click here to read the last two chapters of "Suspended Aggravation." It's true! Suspended Aggravation has reached the end. Today's final post on Weelunk magazine is a surprise bonus that includes the last two chapters and the kind of happy ending for which we all hope. If you'd like to catch up, all the previous… Continue reading “Suspended Aggravation” wraps TODAY
Click here to read Chapter 38. Scroll to the bottom of the link to access earlier chapters. Chapter 38 is live. Only two chapters remain! A quick look: Allie is nearly free from the hospital. But, friends and family have a party and the sharing of some wisdom in mind before she goes.
Click here to read Chapter 37. Scroll to the bottom of the link to access earlier chapters. 🙂 A quick look: As "Suspended Aggravation" draws to a Nov. 1 close, Allie and Gabe are experiencing a taste of freedom from some troubles. That other problem -- the state of their marriage -- looms larger than… Continue reading “Suspended Aggravation” Chapter 37 live, FREE