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Peeking Cat 40 is available for purchase!

Peeking Cat Literary announced today that its latest anthology, Peeking Cat 40is available for purchase over at Lulu.com.  A paperback copy costs just $12.35 U.S.D. plus shipping.  The publisher says that the book will also be available at Amazon in a couple of weeks.

I just ordered my copy.  Peeking Cat has always been one of my favorite indie lit publishers, and this issue includes 109 pages featuring 64 writers from around the world.  (Yes, one of those is me — my poem “The Rough, Violet Stone,” which Peeking Cat published in January, is included.)




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Throwback Thursday: Laura Branigan’s “Gloria” (1982)

Weird world — Laura Branigan wasn’t the first vocalist to perform her signature song, “Gloria” (1982).  It was originally an Italian pop song performed in 1979 by Umberto Tozzi.   (That’s the second video below.)

Anyway, for a lot of people in my age bracket, this remains a quintessential 80’s tune.  Branigan even performed it in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade the year it was released.  I still remember people commenting about how beautiful she looked.

If you’re wondering whatever happened to Branigan, there’s a bit of a sad postscript here — she died in her sleep at a relatively young age, 52, from an undiagnosed brain aneurysm.  By that time she’d become a fellow Long Islander; she’d been living in East Quogue.