Gargoyle Online

# 1

Gargoyle Online 1

Cover: Anna Schuleit-Haber photo w/ Finnegan

Table of Contents





BK Atrostic
• The News

Hildie S. Block
• Malibu Barbie’s Dream House

Hannah Grieco
• Whatever you need to empty

Tara Lynn Masih
• Agatha:
A Life in Unauthorized Fragments

Mike Panciera
• Breach

Lex Shramko
• Deaf Captain Wanted

M. Scott Douglass
• Living in a Red State Blues, Pt 1
• Clothing for Sale
• Erasing a Color from Literature
• Harmony

Maurice Ferguson
• Verbless
• Conqistador

E. Ethelbert Miller
• Postcard from Japan
• Oranges
• Sophisticated Lady
• Sun Ra Left Me Here Standing in Front of the Sam Gilliam
• The Final Round

Maritza Rivera
• A Lovely View
• Amuse-Bouche
• Chips with Ketchup
• El Cuartito/The Little Room
• Senzala
• Senzala (Spanish version)

Alexa Bodor
• A Canvas of Silence

Anna Schuleit-Haber
• Photo w/ Finnegan

Lisa Chun
• 4 collages


Laura Costas
• Ariadne Awakens
• Cloud Streets

last words

Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.
― Jane Yolen
A true piece of writing is a dangerous thing; it can change your life.
— Tobias Wolff
“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.”
—George Orwell
I would advise any beginning writer to write the first drafts as if no one else will ever read them–without a thought about publication–and only in the last draft to consider how the work will look from the outside.
— Anne Tyler
We read five words on the first page of a really good novel and we begin to forget we are reading printed words on a page; we begin to see images.
— John Gardner
“I get up and I have coffee and I speak to no man and I go to my desk.”
—Hortense Calisher
“I write to save someone’s life, probably my own.”
—Clarice Lispector
“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
–Mark Twain
“Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction,a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby.”
–Jeanette Winterson
“Buying a book is not about obtaining a possession . . . but about securing a portal.”
– Laura Miller
“And it does no harm to repeat, as often as you can, ‘Without me the literary industry would not exist: the publishers, the agents, the sub-agents, the sub-sub-agents, the accountants, the libel lawyers, the departments of literature, the professors, the theses, the books of criticism, the reviewers, the book pages–all this vast and proliferating edifice is because of this small, patronized, put-down and underpaid person.”
—Doris Lessing
“And writers are connoisseurs of failure.”
—Ryan Chapman
“. . . it seems to us that the readers who want fiction to be like life are considerably outnumbered by those who would like life to be like fiction.”
—Sarah Caudwell


Neal Adams

Madeleine Albright

Cynthia Albritton (aka Cynthia Plaster Caster)

Susan Anway

Peter Aykroyd

Peter Bowles

Valerie Boyd

Gary Brooker

Mira Calix

Gino Cappelletti

Jenni Crain

Arlene Dahl

David Dalaithngu (aka David Gulpilil)

Betty Davis

Michel Deguy

Patrick Demarchelier

Joe Diorio

Richard Donner

Bruce Duffy

Speedy Duncan

Jason Epstein

Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis

Dave Evans

Lee Elder

Vic Elford

Yanick Etienne

Todd Gitlin

Dallas Good

Gilbert Gottfried

Dan Graham

Guitar Shorty

Barry Harris

Len Hauss

Howard Hesseman

Fred Hiatt

Doug Hill

Gary “Chicken” Hirsh

Maureen Howard

Richard Howard

Sam Huff

William Hurt

Naomi Judd

Edmund Keeley

Sally Kellerman

Thomas Kinsella

Richard H. Kirk

Daryle Lamonica

Mark Lanegan

Bob Lanier

Norman Lloyd

Sylvere Lotringer

John Madden

Bobbi Lee Maracle

Richard Martin

Tom Matte

Tina May

John McComb

Ian McDonald

John Miles

Ron Miles

Charnett Moffett

Ted Mooney

Barbara Moore

Robert Morse

Faye S. Moskowitz

Askia Muhammad

Sandy Nelson

Mike Nesmith

Ivy Nicholson

Renee Poussaint

Dan Reeves

Harry M. Reid

Ivan Reitman

Wendy Rieger

Tree Riesener

Mick Rock

Irving Rosenthal

Julz Sale

Klaus Schulze

Robbie Shakespeare

Wilbur Smith

Louisa Solano

Stephen Sondheim

Catherine Spaak

Powell St. John

Charley Taylor

Wayne Thiebaud

Douglas Trumbull

Desmond Tutu

Al Unser

Jean-Marc Vallée

Tom Veitch

Monica Vitti

Fred Ward

Lina Wertmuller

Allen Wier

Melissa Wiley

Frank Williams

Larry Woiwode

Nick Zedd