Sunday, May 27, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Listen to My Father on a Radio Show

My father, Michael A. Nardolilli, works for the Montgomery Parks Foundation. Their major initiative these days is building a museum to tell the story of Josiah Henson, one of the real-life inspirations behind the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. He recently talked about this project on the Kojo Nnamdi show (13 minutes in, under the episode title: How The Region’s Forgotten Slave Stories Are Being Rediscovered)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Updates for the Different and Indifferent

In this movie, Jeff Lynne of ELO tries to rescue Communism from Obama
Updates galore. I finished another novel. Number 28. This one is my longest. It was, in part, a form a therapy to deal with the Trump administration and the chaos and cruelty of the Republican Party. instead of having to slog through the hypernormality of the days' terrible headlines, I could escape to world full of indictments, impeachments, special elections, coups, civil wars, and revolutions. Ultimately it was an exercise in world-destroying as much as an exercise in world-building. If I had to reduce it to a simple elevator pitch: this novel asks the question, what would it take to build your perfect world, and once in it, could you truly live there?

Essentially it's Chapo Trap House meets Dr. Zhivago.

Some poetry has also been published since I last posted. Some of it was by me. Pleather Skin generously accepted several of my poems. I also had several accepted at Scarlet Leaf Review. Meanwhile there's a poem at Runcible Spoon and more up at Blood Sugar Poetry. Writing all this makes me feel like one of those comedians who host a podcast where they go through all their tour dates before getting on with the show.

Well there's no show here. This is the end of the post. Go in peace to love and serve the word.