Articles by Doug Bruns

November 16, 2010

“Who Will There Be to Talk To?” 5

My dad is not a writer, though his camp letters to me many years ago betrayed an ability to fashion the written word in a surprisingly vigorous manner, particularly when stacked up against the troubled verb conjugations of his spoken words. “What do you mean, Dad, a manuscript?” I asked.

August 4, 2010

A Harbored Notion 10

It would be a pity should your books sink to the depths in the fuselage belly along with your neatly folded underwear. It could happen.

July 9, 2010

Literature is a Manner of Completing Ourselves: A Reader’s Year 17

If I were an addict, I would get high and while high, presumably, worry about where I was to get my next fix. Reading is not all that different, I think. As a reader, I am always looking over the binding thinking about the next read, in some instances, longing for it. Some books, like some highs, are better than others. But even with not-so-good books, I will come back to the drug, seeking the next high.