In today's Washington Post (link) there's a review of the final novel of James M. Cain, finally published 35 years after his death. Cain is the author of Double Indemnity, The Postman Always Rings Twice, and Mildred Pierce, among other novels.
The new novel is called The Cocktail Waitress. Cain wrote it while living in University Park, MD.
Visit our page on the Cain house in University Park on the DC Writers website here.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Dell’s family still lives in the area, and we are indebted to them for permission to reprint the following lovely poem.
Ingleside Terrace is shaped like a bow.
An arrow shot forth will fly due north.
Over the tree-tops it would go,
And the winding drives of the park below,
And fall I know not where, but yet
Perhaps in the Fourth Alphabet.
Ingleside Terrace, my dear companion,
Lies on the edge, the very ledge
Of the Park’s vast and fertile canyon;
Outside out tiny urban arc,
Immense and straggling Rock Creek Park
(Right across our narrow alley)
Dips into its deep green valley.
From our back porches can be seen
(If we reside upon that side)
In summer only a sea of green;
And on our slumbers, all night through,
Waves of coolness, sweet with dew,
Pour from those green depths: we pity
Those who live elsewhere in our city.
Posted by Wondermachine at 12:02 AM
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
|Kim Roberts & Dan Vera. Photo by Marvin Joseph/Washington Poet.|
Taken near one of Langston Hughes's DC homes, November 2011.
This blog will announce DC Writers' birthdays, updates to our web exhibit DC Writers' Homes, and detail upcoming events with editors Kim Roberts and Dan Vera. We also hope this blog will add nuance, depth and humor to the companion web exhibit. Welcome!
Posted by Wondermachine at 9:22 AM