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A Coney Island poem for the 4th of July

A Coney Island poem for the 4th of July

Today is America's day, and what's more American than Coney Island? I have a poem for Coney Island, so, by the transitive property, this poem is also for America. And like America, it perhaps contains some bad words. [ click...  read

Cast a warm eye on "Cast a Cold Eye"

Cast a Cold Eye, the ghostly novella I wrote with Derryl Murphy, appeared ten years ago as a limited-edition hardcover to exceptionally kind reviews. Now it's coming back to life as an ebook.  read

Reading at Lyrics, Lit & Liquor this Wednesday evening

Bill will be one of more than half a dozen artists appearing at the upcoming edition of the Lyrics, Lit & Liquor perfomance series, at 2A Bar in Manhattan's East Village. He will read an excerpt from a new short...  read

Calamity

Last January I staggered and collapsed. I landed flat on my back, snapping my scapula. But I can't be that mad. After all, assonance will happen. ...  read

A limerick for Larry

Larry Eisenberg, science fiction writer and biomedical engineer, passed away on Christmas Day at the age of 99. Despite his accomplishments in those fields, to readers of the New York Times online comments section he was best known as a...  read

Ella's 2019 memorial calendar is available now

Ella the Wonder Dog 2003 - 2018 In Memoriam Ella's calendars have been an annual tradition for many, many years. Even though she's gone now, and sorely missed, the tradition continues with a collection of photos drawn from throughout her...  read

I'll be reading at the Alternative on New Year's Day!

I'll be one of more than 150 scheduled performers at the 25th Annual Alternative New Year's Day Spoken Word/​Performance Extravaganza, which takes place on January 1, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Greenwich...  read

Get your 2018 Ella calendars now!

The new Ella calendar for 2018 is available now from Lulu.com. It features thirteen months of all your favorite Ella photos from from the past year, and for a limited time you can get it for the discounted price of...  read

Read my new short story, "Last," in XPRIZE's online Seat14C anthology

I'm delighted to announce that my new short story, "Last" (with a nifty illustration by Marco Megrati), has just appeared at Seat14C.com, an online science fiction anthology and writing competition presented by XPRIZE. XPRIZE, as you may know, is a...  read

New science fiction ebook! "Our Dependence on Foreign Keys"

My novelette "Our Dependence on Foreign Keys" is now available as a 99¢ ebook! I hope you'll check it out, especially since I'm hoping to get to work on more Franny and Hondo stories. "Our Dependence on Foreign Keys" was...  read
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