Archive for the ‘Michael Hemmingson’ category


December 9, 2013

Pretty dang cold and rainy here in Seattle…good place to finish up a noir detective novel, Black Velvet Rose.

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November 25, 2013


Still Life with Iguana

October 6, 2013

My novella, “The Journalist and the Moon,” to be re-titled “Still Life with Iguana,” won the Iron Horse Literary Review Single Author Competition for a Novella, judged by Bill Roorbach. On their blog here. What is it with me and novellas? My first book, The Naughty Yard, was a novella (available now in ebook form from Obelisk Library). Most of my novels are short (under 200 pages) but they are getting longer.

Working on revisions of the novella now, a few days late, the traveling and being a sudden single father gets in the way. “Still Life with Iguana” will be published in two months alone as issue 15.6 of Iron Horse Literary Review.


Poem about Rosina Talamantes…

September 10, 2013

Had come across some poems online on old ex- using a 14 line sonnet format, which inspired me to write this poem now on Eyeshot, part of a collection titled The Mystic Writing Pad, with others in it soon showing up in Hobart, Gargoyle, New Orleans Review, Georgetown Review, etc…dig the pic of William T. Vollmann, for ref. to Fathers and Crows in the text…


The Chronotope/Poison from a Dead Sun Print Edition – Wildside Double #32

September 7, 2013


Poison from a Dead Sun Limited Time

March 2, 2013

For a limited time, Poison from a Dead Sun is available as a “pay what you want” ebook at Smashwords…it will go down when the Borgo/Wildside edition comes out.


Radio Auto-Ethnography: The Art of the Self-Interview on The Art of Dreaming

January 22, 2013


There are two curious post-modernist texts a writer can engage in reflexively: reviewing one’s own book, and the self-interview.

Using the auto/ethnographic lens, I will interview myself on my show, The Art of Dreaming on Revolution Radio, January 23, 5PM Pacific, 8PM Eastern.

I will talk about things he was not able to get to during his Project Camelot interview: working in Hollywood as a writer.  I shall discuss the ups and downs of getting his books and scripts optioned but not developed and financed, shooting a pilot for CBS and Sony that didn’t pass muster with the Madison Avenue guys’ focus groups so was never aired, dealing with players, liars, con artists and nymphomaniacs that plague Tinsel Town, and weird experiences and encounters with people like Ray Liotta, Dean Cain, Vincent Gallo, Bruce Willis and Winona Ryder.  I will relate what it took to get a low-budget indie film made, winning awards at Slamdance and various festivals, taking a short documentary to Cannes, and surviving as a writer in LaLaLand.

Two Raymond Carver Stories Read

January 22, 2013

On Raymond Carver’s “A Serious Talk”

January 18, 2013

Carver’s A Serous Talk

Article on Gordon Lish, Raymond Carver and Barry Hannah

January 18, 2013


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