Junk Shop Window
Essays on Myth, Life, and Literature
A visit to the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere, England, results in a meeting with a telepathic dog. A trip to see the Irish Rovers on St Patrick’s Day becomes slapstick worthy of the I Love Lucy Show, An attempt to record the right background sounds for a Sherlock Holmes radio play opens a doorway in time to the world of a century ago. And Hermes, the Greek messenger god, appears in various guises, relaying sometimes cryptic, sometimes life-saving messages.
Junk Shop Window is getting so much praise from reviewers and interviewers! Take a look at these:
A rave review by Pulizter-prize winning critic Michael Dirda in The Washington Post:
Another rave by poet and scholar Charles Rammelkmap in The Hopkins Review:
A delightful interview with the author by fiction writer Leslie Pietrzyk on her acclaimed blog, To Be Read:
A probing, insightful interview with Maryland Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri on her award-winning radio show, The Poet and the Poem:
And a heart-felt, lovely interview with poet and activist Ethelbert Miller on his weekly WPF literary show, On the Margin:
Already Gone: Forty Stories of Running Away and Junk Shop Window: Essays on Myth, Life and Literature joint event
Saturday, January 13, Time TBA Old Town Books, VA130 S. Royal Street, Alexandria VA 22314 Contributors to Already Gone: Forty Stories of Running Away will read, along with James J. Patterson, who will read from Junk Shop Window: Essays on Myth, Life and Literature. Other readers TBA.
Sunday, October 29, 5:30 pm Reston’s Used Book Shop1623 Washington Plaza NorthReston, VA 20190 James J. Patterson reads from his new essay collection, Junk Shop Window: Essays on Myth, Life and Literature. He’ll be joined by poet Hayes Davie and ASP Bulletin Editor-in Chief and Associate Editor Hannah Grieco, reading her fiction. Part of the…
September, TBA: There will be events for Junk Shop Window in Ontario, Canada. Stay tuned for details.
By Eylie Sasajima To celebrate the upcoming release of Junk Shop Window: Essays on Myth, Life, and Literature, on June 6, ASP’s James J. Patterson was interviewed on E. Ethelbert Miller’s WPFW radio show, On the Margin. The conversation included personal reading and writing practices, science fiction, and the origin of ASP itself, along with…
With a new edition of Nexus: the International Henry Miller Journal comes a whole new discourse on the oft-ignored American master. James J. Patterson’s unique perspective on Miller appears as “Throwing in the Tao…” an essay concerning the correspondence between writer Lawrence Durrell and his mentor, Henry Miller. An excerpt follows below. Catch it in the new…
James J Patterson remembers his hero, Robert Bly, from Patterson’s forthcoming book, “Junk Shop Window” from Alan Squire Publishing. It is a late Sunday afternoon in downtown Atlanta. The Conference on Myth, Fantasy, and Imagination, on the last of its four days, is taking a breather between the afternoon lectures and mealtime festivities. The conference…
On the latest episode of James J. Patterson’s “Live from the Reading Room” (LFTRR), Patterson discusses searching for literary inspiration in writing.
James J. Patterson sits down with Croatian-born novelist, Branka Cubrilo to talk about her recent geopolitical thriller novel, “Dethroned.” In the course of conversation they touch on feminism in Eastern Europe, the lives of young women, translation, and the merits of different languages for carrying prose.
Recently, James J. Patterson sat down with fellow author, Branka Cubrilo, for her blog. They spoke on Patterson’s most recent novel, Roughnecks, his old band “The Pheromones,” whose style Patterson warmly refers to as “pop-relevant cabaret”, his favorite author, Henry Miller, and many other diverse topics.