Excuses, Excuses—and Invitations!


Ask The Paris Review

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!