Update to McClanabackers
We wanted to let y'all know that our check is in the mail! Amazon & Kickstarter, having extracted their pound o' flesh, are sending us our (which is to say,... Read more
The vast reaches of the digital universe can be a friendly place
The Ed Kickster project has reached a truly inspiring $12,000. It is inspiring because over the last month a sweet community of goodhearted people has gathered online to do... Read more
AND THE SWAG JUST KEEPS ON COMIN’!
NEW STUFF FOR SUPPORTERS OF MCCLANAMANIA!
We have three great, brand-new special awards, available to Kickstarter supporters who have pledged $25 or more to McClanamania before the clock runs out... Read more
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! (You knew that, didn’t you.)
We did it! Yeehaw!
I don’t want to get any sappier about this than I have to, but y’all have made a longtime dream of mine come true,... Read more
Hey Ed -- Did you say there’s a party for our esteemed Kickstarter supporters at Johnny Lackey’s studio when we reach our goal? We all know what a great artist... Read more
Okay, McClanamaniacs, we’re gonna throw ourselves a party! As soon as we can make the arrangements for it after we’ve reached our Kickstarter fundraising goal—$10,000 by July 17th—we plan to... Read more
This Just In
Here's a query from Andrew Stiles that accompanied his contribution to the McClanamania Kickstarter campaign:
There is one other thing that needs to be clarified: The Red Velvet... Read more
Yeah, Mr. Cowley was an old-school lefty. When I was angling to get into his classes (and I did have to angle, not to mention wheedle and whine),... Read more
I hadn’t realized you’d worked with Malcolm Cowley on two occasions or that he had helped you get accepted at Yaddo. Very interesting. I only studied with Mr. Cowley... Read more
Early '60s, Part Two
Ed to Gurn:
Wellsir, in 1955, I somehow weaseled my way into Stanford University’s graduate program in creative writing, for which I was woefully unprepared, and out of which I... Read more
I was trying to describe to someone your early path to becoming a writer. I accounted for your University of Kentucky years. And I know you went on to... Read more
Further Reflections on the Troubling Issues of our Times, by Gurney and Ed, respectively
Okay, here's the deal about these boots: These here boots is worth a arm and a leg, but beings as you're a special friend of mine and all... Read more
See if I care
That’s okay, go ahead and hog all the credit for inventing the sixties, see if I care. I invented the whole dam 20th century (and I’m already sorry... Read more
"Who's Missing What?"
I beg to demur, Lt. Norman: I DO claim full credit for the 1960s. The decade couldn't have happened were it not for me, because I'm pretty sure... Read more
Back in 1958, at the University of Kentucky, ROTC cadet Gurney Norman was shocked one day when right there in the hallway of the English Department he saw... Read more