Rob Halpern brings to the essay the gifts of fiction and poetry—their immediacy, the high stakes of the personal, the risk of invention. He proposes the baroque and ornamental as political statements in and of themselves, no longer the icing on the cake but the cakeness in excelsis. He's great—like Borges with eyes, ears and throat. Rob Halpern's essays, short fiction and prose pieces appear in HGMFQ, The James White Review, Tripwire and Narrativity, a new on-line journal.
January 28, 2000