Author Archives: martinrowe

About martinrowe

I am the co-founder and publisher at Lantern Books, and the author, editor, and ghostwriter of several works of fiction and non-fiction. I live in Brooklyn, New York.

“The Trumpiad: Book the Third” Now Available

These are difficult times for the United States, as for the rest of the world, as we struggle through each day in thrall to a malignant and ubiquitous force that worms its way into every facet of our existence, makes … Continue reading

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“The Trumpiad: Book the Second” Now Available

For the last two years, I’ve been composing every month a satirical epic poem on the administration of the forty-fifth president of the United States—styled in ottava rima, the verse-form of Lord Byron’s Don Juan. Although I’m dismayed that the … Continue reading

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“The Trumpiad” and “And the Hummingbird Says”

Twenty-seventeen was a challenging year in many ways. I found myself doing a great deal of soul-searching about my adopted country and how I might (let alone should) respond to the election to the presidency of a man whom I … Continue reading

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The Serendipity of Publicity

A few years ago, I was fortunate to play a role in helping Gene Baur, the co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, complete his first book, which told the story of the organization and the many animals that he’d rescued from stockyards. Last week, … Continue reading

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Jens Soering, The New Yorker, and Me

It’s a strange thing to see your name written out in the elegant, restrained typeface of The New Yorker magazine—as I, on this Monday morning, discover myself to be (in Nathan Heller’s “Blood Ties”). As someone who’s subscribed to the … Continue reading

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The Book as Souvenir

Seth Godin is one of those disruptive gurus of marketing, publishing, and connectivity, and I think he speaks a lot of sense. I especially appreciate what he says about the book as a souvenir—with all of the ambiguity that such a … Continue reading

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The Fine Writer

A friend who is currently writing a book sent me an email about its progress. She told me she’d started to read H is for Hawk, Helen MacDonald’s award-winning memoir of how she dealt with her grief over her father’s death through falconry. My … Continue reading

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