Christopher Guerin was President of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic from 1985 to 2005 and is currently the Director of Program Development for Sweetwater Sound. He recently launched Zealotry (christopherguerin.blogspot.com/), a blog featuring his fiction and poetry, and is a writer and columnist for the group blog When Falls The Coliseum. His column there, "Now Read This!" (whenfallsthecoliseum.com/author/cguerin/ ), concentrates on great works of fiction or poetry. He is the author of two books each of fiction and poetry, a novel, and more than a dozen children's books, all in search of a publisher.
Nothing is Real: The Beatles 'Yellow Submarine' | 11 Nov 2009 // 4:00 PM
The Yellow Submarine exists. It’s not a mirage, or a mind game. Someone, inspired by the Beatles, built the Yellow Submarine, and it exits to this day.
Nicholson Baker's Enthusiasms and Passionate Obsessions | 3 Nov 2009 // 3:00 PM
Nicholson Baker writes from his enthusiasms, which are many and ever changing. Among other things, his books have focused on sex, John Updike, public libraries, and pacifism and World War II. His latest, The Anthologist, is his love letter to poetry.
Noir: A Novel by Robert Coover | 14 Apr 2010 // 5:00 PM
This book is a compendium of noir clichés, each one twisted to Coover’s purpose, which is to repurpose noir into a metaphor for existence itself
The Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta by Paul Theroux | 29 Mar 2010 // 4:59 PM
Writing a novel about writer’s block is a bit like cleaning a revolver when you’re not entirely incapable of suicide. Paul Theroux’s new book, a clumsy attempt at the mystery novel, goes off in his own hand.