Jean Huets

About me

Jean Huets is author of With Walt Whitman: Himself, a nonfiction interactive book, which prize-winning poet Steve Scafidi called “a book of marvels.” Her writing on the American Civil War era has been published in The New York Times, The Civil War Monitor, and in the book NY Times: Disunion. She co-founded Circling Rivers, an independent press dedicated to Americana: fiction, nonfiction and poetry. She authored The Cosmic Tarot book and co-authored with Stuart R. Kaplan The Encyclopedia of Tarot.

From my website

The Known World, by Edward P. Jones

The Known World, by Edward P. Jones, tells a story so rich and intricate, so visionary, it’s impossible to describe except in the flattest terms. The novel, which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize, takes place in antebellum Virginia — before Emancipation. People own slaves: former slaves own slaves, whites own slaves. People who…

Charlotte Mandell’s Study: A writer’s place

My interview with translator Charlotte Mandell is posted at The Millions (link). Charlotte Mandell translated Compass, by Mathias Enard. The novel was shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International prize, which is co-awarded to translator and author. Charlotte and I met years ago on a Buddhist retreat. I had no…

Cemetery Sunday: Hollywood Cemetery

1866, Richmond, Virginia: “The Hollywood [Cemetery] Association observed May 31st as Memorial Day. Business was suspended, the stores closed, and the whole city turned out to honor the fallen heroes. The long procession started at 9 A.M. Besides a large number of vehicles and citizens on foot, the following [Confederate…

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