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Excuses, Excuses—and Invitations!

September 10, 2010 | by

Dear Readers of "Ask The Paris Review":

Several of you have written in to enquire after my health. I'm touched by your solicitude ... and very sorry to have no advice for you this week. All of us here on White Street and at Tierra Innovation are scrambling to launch our fall issue and our new website. Stay tuned!

In lieu of advice, I offer you a poem on the subject of having no advice—and an invitation:

if you are in striking distance of New York, please join us tomorrow night at Fontana's Bar when we unveil the fall issue. Advance copies will be for sale. Contributors will read and may be persuaded to sign copies. There is talk of a raffle. The celebrations will begin at 8 o'clock and continue until we drop.

On Sunday we'll be at the Brooklyn Book Festival, booth #23, next to the fountain.

I hope to see you one place or the other!




  1. Roseann | September 10, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    You need to add an “H” to the address for the Paris Review event.. the link doesn’t work for me! Wish I could come!

  2. E Baker | September 10, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    From miles and miles away from NY, I salute you on your first celebratory fall issue 2010. I bet George Plimpton is raising a glass to you. Mine is tapping his now. Cheers to you and all the editors and contributors!

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