Comments for Fragments Against Ruin http://tonywoodlief.com Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:55:06 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Comment on Ten stories you can read if you don’t like men with hairy bellies and cats by Seth Wieck http://tonywoodlief.com/2017/12/12/ten-stories-can-read-dont-like-men-hairy-bellies-cats/#comment-15638 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:55:06 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=5519#comment-15638 Have you read Nathan Poole? You may have run across him in Image a couple of years ago. Check out his book Father Brother Keeper. There’s probably 5 or 6 stories I reread every year.

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Comment on Ten stories you can read if you don’t like men with hairy bellies and cats by David Andersen http://tonywoodlief.com/2017/12/12/ten-stories-can-read-dont-like-men-hairy-bellies-cats/#comment-15637 Sun, 17 Dec 2017 07:06:51 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=5519#comment-15637 I don’t have any recommendations but thank you for yours. I haven’t ready any for years, sadly. I just gave someone One Story as a gift; I think she’ll really like it.

David

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Comment on Ten stories you can read if you don’t like men with hairy bellies and cats by Woodlief http://tonywoodlief.com/2017/12/12/ten-stories-can-read-dont-like-men-hairy-bellies-cats/#comment-15636 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:16:13 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=5519#comment-15636 David,

I’ll always be an Image Journal fan (they’ve published a couple of my stories, so obviously they have excellent taste). Dappled Things and Ruminate are two other journals that come at art and faith as intertwined rather than distinct (or worse, in opposition).

I really like about half of any Glimmer Train issue, hate about 20 percent of it, and feel “eh” about the rest. That’s a pretty good percentage for a lit mag, at least for my fussy tastes. One Story has a nice proposition: for $15 bucks a year they’ll send you one story a month, in pamphlet form. I’ve saved several because I liked them so much. Missouri Review always has stories I like, as do Kenyon Review and Prairie Schooner. Lately I’ve been digging Fugue. None of these will be free of the trends and politics that have really poisoned other journals almost completely, but you feel like when you read them that art still prevails over righteousness.

Finally, there’s always The Atlantic, which scaled back its fiction a few years ago, roughly when it moved offices to DC; over all the magazine is the worse for both moves. The Oxford American can be good, though it’s dominated now by a self-hating scalawagism that makes many of the articles predictable and dull. And you might try Sun.

Are there any you recommend?

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Comment on Ten stories you can read if you don’t like men with hairy bellies and cats by David Andersen http://tonywoodlief.com/2017/12/12/ten-stories-can-read-dont-like-men-hairy-bellies-cats/#comment-15635 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:39:33 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=5519#comment-15635 What literary magazines would you recommend?

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Comment on The soil of the heart by Woodlief http://tonywoodlief.com/2017/10/10/the-soil-of-the-heart/#comment-15622 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:59:54 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=5514#comment-15622 Hi Ed — I didn’t intend that sentence as a commentary on their fathering, but on their track records as serial sexual predators.

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Comment on The soil of the heart by Ed Sterrett http://tonywoodlief.com/2017/10/10/the-soil-of-the-heart/#comment-15621 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:54:06 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=5514#comment-15621 Tell me why Donald Trump and Bill Clinton aren’t good fathers. Neither are perfect, which I THINK is your point about fathers in general.

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Comment on Hell and Vegas by Phyliss Williams http://tonywoodlief.com/2017/10/02/hell-and-vegas/#comment-15620 Sat, 07 Oct 2017 14:02:13 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=5505#comment-15620 Grateful to have heard your voice, presenting true aspects for thought.

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Comment on Hell and Vegas by Aaron Householder http://tonywoodlief.com/2017/10/02/hell-and-vegas/#comment-15618 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:57:52 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=5505#comment-15618 No one has commented here?! I hit refresh twice to check.

Tony, you’ve seen past these tragic days to call out the reasons our nation has tumbled so far. Thank you for expressing the root of our national problem honestly and clearly. We are a self-absorbed, sinful people whose virtuelessness will be our undoing.

Oh, that prophets rather than politicians would rally and call us to redemptive action!

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Comment on Hell and Vegas by Glenn Trevisan http://tonywoodlief.com/2017/10/02/hell-and-vegas/#comment-15617 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:37:09 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=5505#comment-15617 Good stuff. Well said.

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Comment on Excursus by cnk guy http://tonywoodlief.com/2017/05/19/excursus/#comment-15610 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 22:42:06 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=5498#comment-15610 Denying history be it good or bad, is always a mistake.
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