“Why do I write? Because I am curious about my own life in a way that I don’t expect others to be, and writing about it seems a relatively harmless form of self-promotion. More respectably, I am fascinated by my inherited language (indeed, by the notion of language) and would like to add my inflections to its larger meaning: I’m fascinated by the privilege – which seems to me in in no way schizophrenic – of being a voice somewhat different from others and at the same time one that strangers can adopt as familiar…”

–E.A.Markham (also wrote as Paul St. Vincent), author’s statement