Saturday, October 25, 2014

04 OCT 14: GUMBO FICTION SALON

Here I am reading at the Galway Arms, on Clark north of Fullerton, last month on a wonderfully rainy Thursday night. I read from I CAN'T COME CLEAN, my poetry collection, including portions of DESMOND'S INFERNO, a long poem I wrote in 1983 and never bothered to get published. Honestly. Also in attendance, Brendan Detzner, Michael Penkas, Alexei Collier, Kate Starling, and Tina Jens, the host. The photos of me (including the close-up) were taken by Eric Cherry.)







Friday, October 24, 2014

JAMES LELAND SALLEE: 16 MAR 31-01 SEP 14

Here is the reason I have not kept up with my own website. I've been too damn depressed. I am going to post some photos. Dad's two brain operations, one just after Christmas, he came home on Valentines Day. The second they removed part of his skull. He recovered, his dementia worse, broke his hip in April, and was in a hospital bed in our living room from May until August, and he went for an endoscopy and was dead from esophageal cancer nine days later. After everything else he survived this year.

I'll be damned if I complain about me neck or back or fingers hurting me when I'm writing or typing ever again in my damned life.









Friday, April 4, 2014

I CAN'T COME CLEAN


Roger Trexler at Annihilation Press has just published my first poetry collection, I CAN'T COME CLEAN. Roger published my last fiction collection, FIENDS BY TORCHLIGHT, and one of the stories, "High Moon", was selected to appear in ALL-AMERICAN HORROR of the 21st CENTURY.

My poetry collection includes "esmond's Inferno" in its' entirety for the first time in thirty years.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

ALL-AMERICAN HORROR OF THE 21st CENTURY: THE FIRST DECADE




Thanks for the patience any repeat visitors to my website had while there was radio silence from this end. My father had two brain surgeries and was hospitalized for 51 days. He's missing part of his skull. I'm going to try posting regularly now that he is home and in stable condition.

Mort Castle accepted a story of mine, "High Moon", to be reprinted in a Best of... anthology, published by Wicker Park Press. (I just noticed the repeats in photos, my apologies. It was great to be included in the book, alongside other brilliant writers like Jay Bonansinga. I'm saddened that Walter White never had a chance to read any of the stories.