Saturday, August 31, 2013

One Afternoon in the New York Fish Market

"The fish is talking" screamed Nivelo,
Not knowing now what to do with the knife.
Rosen says today"Ah, enough already about the fish",
But then, right then, he dropped the phone and ran to see
And saw the carp, already lifted out of the ice-box
And seconds away from the rubber-hammered end of all times,
Speaking clearly, in Hebrew:
"Tzaruch shemirah. Hasof bah."
Get it together, kids, this is it.
Pray. Repair and pray, the end is here.

Zalmen didn't agree that it had happened at all,
But Nivelo had slid down the wall onto the slimy floor
From the horrible might of a carp speaking so plainly.
And, admittedly, Nivelo did not speak Hebrew at all
By all reports, but Rosen did, and anyway a talking fish is a talking fish,
And the spirit of God is not something small.

Cory Kilgannon of the New York Times reported in March 2003 that
"The fish flopped off the counter and back into the carp box
And was butchered by Nivelo and sold."

So, it's not exactly news. Just a sly indication.
And if there's news, it's that Nivelo and Rosen and Zalmen
And God
Are confused.

Photo © The National Center for Jewish Film

Sunday, May 19, 2013

"Words are sensuous creatures, waiting to be rolled off tongues, sung in harmonies, whispered into ears. And the books that contain the words beg to be touched, opened, fingered. They wait, those handsome volumes with their sleek bindings and smooth covers, on bookshop shelves and in library stacks, to disseminate their pleasure if one would just open...."

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Marie Wilson's steamy new novel now available as a Harper Collins e-book.

The Gorgeous Girls

 On Sale now as an E-Book
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Book Description

   Erotica for the thinking woman, this well-written and sexy novel
    is driven by three gorgeous women on the prowl. Rose, Con, and 
    Wanda, all disciples of the legendary Dorothy Parker, meet
    regularly for drinks to dish on their romantic and sexual exploits. 
    From Toronto to Vancouver to Paris, these three strong, beautiful 
    women are out to explore as many sexual possibilities as they can 
    while also finding l’amour. Featuring shoes, martinis, clothes, 
    champagne, and of course sex, The Gorgeous Girls is a smart, 
    playful and delicious sexual extravaganza that delivers non-stop 
    thrills and a great deal of fun.