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Wendy Merry
Wendy Merry is a poet and writer from California. At present she writes and lives in New York City. Her most recent short fiction and prose can be found in editions of Nano Fiction, Vesper, Joe and Gigs, Stone Highway Review and Dossier Journal.

Blog Entries by Wendy Merry

Why Liars Make Better Writers: A Side Note to Jonah Lehrer

(4) Comments | Posted August 24, 2012 | 10:16 AM

Earlier this year, Grandpa, the Staten Island Zoo's "slightly psychic" spider monkey prognosticated Newt Gingrich to take the New Hampshire primary. Even as this provoked headlines, the zoological community noted that Grandpa hails from a primate class known to lie.

Not all species are capable of guile....

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Hamlet of Twits: How Ashton Keeps His Kingdom

(2) Comments | Posted January 12, 2012 | 1:33 PM

I overheard a woman in a bar recently ask her friend "How is it possible Ashton Kutcher still has like, millions of twits following him?"

"Is that really what you call them?" her friend asked, "Twits?"

While 2011 further galvanized Twitter as a global tool, a voice...

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When Stars Are Blinding: Where Are all the Celebrity Writers?

(6) Comments | Posted October 11, 2011 | 12:10 PM

I am thinking of three celebrities: The first, cousin to a global songwriting sensation, left his wife in a mental institution and shacked up with a Hollywood gossip columnist. The second had himself court-martialed, married a near-tween cousin and to this day inspires Goth culture. The third challenged his critics...

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Yeah, It's Poetry... Let's Get Over It

(1) Comments | Posted September 23, 2011 | 3:00 PM

For me, dirty limericks were a more poignant recruiting tool for prose than Keats. My gut is that Keats would be fine with this, which is why I am surprised when the word "inaccessible" is applied to poetry. Few writing forms are better engineered for our snap-synapse driven e-culture. And...

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