The Painter

William E. Brill, the artist who painted the cover scene for Stephen Page’s book, “The Salty River Bleeds,” has just completed another painting.

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The Dream of Writing

“The Dream of Writing,” a poem by Stephen Page was just published by Event Magazine.

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Happy Publication Day

Stephen Page’s “The Salty River Bleeds” was just published. People who ordered should have their copies now or in the next couple of days. Enjoy them.

The book is now available through is now available through Ingram Book Group, a leader in wholesale and distribution serving over 39,000 retailers, libraries, schools, internet commerce companies and other channel partners including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters/Indigo (Canada), and other well-known retailers and wholesalers of books.

Publication: “The Night the Billado Block Burned Down”

Elizabeth Gauffreau

Main Street, Enosburg Falls, Vermont, February 2, 2005 (Photo credit: St. Albans Messenger, Retrieved from, 9.1.2019)

View of Main Street Fire from Church Street, Enosburg Falls, Vermont, February 2, 2005 (Photo credit: St. Albans Messenger, Retrieved from, 9.1.2019) The church in the foreground of the picture is St. Matthew’s Episcopal. My dad was the parish priest there from 1966 – c. 1979.

I’m pleased to share that my short story, “The Night the Billado Block Burned Down,” has been published in the July 29th edition of Metaworker Literary Magazine. The impetus for the story was a 2005 fire in my hometown of Enosburg Falls, Vermont that destroyed one of the downtown blocks. I’ve written about two of the downtown blocks previously, the Perley Block in my debut novel, Telling Sonny, and the Ben Franklin Block in the short story, “Living in the Ben Franklin Block.”

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How does your work first enter the world?

Stephen Page : part five

Poetry interviews

Conducted by Thomas Whyte

With Stephen Page

TW: How does your work first enter the world? Do you have a social group or writers’ group that you work ideas and poems with?

SP: No groups at the moment. I attended workshops at Palomar College, Columbia University, Bennington College, Vermont Studio Center, and Cleveland State University.  For many years, I conducted workshops and poetry readings in Argentina. But, from those experiences, I found that almost all of my writings that I have had published were those that were never workshopped, or those that were not changed from advice from workshoppers. I learned to trust my own instincts.  Now, I just listen to my muse, write, rewrite, edit, polish, then submit the piece to a publisher. 

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Driving around Eden

Stephen Page’s friend was driving around the countryside near Eden, Uruguay, along highways 9 and 12, admiring the idyllic vistas, when she became hungry. She saw a roadside sign that read, “Juan y Christina, Ranch and Garden Food.” She pulled onto a dirt road, travelled a few miles with cows and sheep watching her pass under cerulean skies, then pulled into the restaurant entrance. She ordered an organic salad, followed by a thick slice of juicy grilled sirloin from grass-fed, non-antibiotic, non-hormoned cows, and a side of organic brown rice. While she was eating, she looked up on the wall in front of her and spotted a mini-library with a copy of “A Ranch Bordering the Salty River!”