What’s New

Today Sweet: A Literary Confection, one of my favorite journals, published a brief interview about what I’ve been up to in the few years since they published my flash essay, “Downriver.” And as always, there’s no lack of Bob Dylan. Check it out! https://sweetlit.com/2020/01/23/sweet-connections-paul-haney/ (1/23/20)

In September 2019, I joined this new scholarly online journal, the Dylan Review, as Managing Editor. I guess they liked my ideas (and my edits), because a few weeks later they bumped me up to Co-Editor. All fall the three of us worked with contributors to get their submissions into the best shape possible for our Winter 2019 issue (1.2). Check it out here! I’m especially fond of the interview I conducted with the inimitable Christopher Ricks, which starts on page 65. (12/31/19)

The Potomac Review has nominated my essay, “It’s Our Album Now,” for a Pushcart Prize! That’s a first for me. Thanks Potomac Review! (12/2/19)

Image: Aaron Burch @ Hobart

A year and a half ago I lost one of my closest friends, George. This essay, featured today at Hobart: Another Literary Journal, explores the last time we hung out alongside our shared affinity for Bob Dylan. (11/25/19)

Ned Stuckey-French was a friend and a mentor. The literary world lost a fierce nonfiction advocate when he passed on June 28, 2019, at 69 years old. I wrote this piece for Brevity‘s Nonfiction Blog about Ned’s fierce Facebook habit. (11/11/19)

This music video! Filmed in Boston. (9/15/19)

In this, the fourth and final piece I’ve written for The RS500, I think about Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks alongside my own fraught attempt at recording and releasing a breakup album. (6/1/19)

I just received my contributor’s copies of the Potomac Review, issue 64. The essay I have inside, “It’s Our Album Now,” thinks about Dylan’s 1965 tour de force, Highway 61 Revisited, while debating with classic rocker Al Kooper about the validity of biographical readings and recalling my own teenage obsession with the surrealistic rock tunes. (3/29/19)

All clips come from the Topsfield Fair. All words and music by me. (12/27/18)


I’m thrilled to have my poem, “Spoils,” featured in the Cincinnati Review miCRo Series today, along with an audio file of me reading it and an incredibly kind introduction by Associate Editor Caitlyn Doyle. She writes, in part, “Haney creates such an echo-rich sonic atmosphere that we’re helpless to resist joining in his revelry. Yet he also subtly spurs us to look beneath the gleaming surfaces that surround us and question their cost.” What a joy for someone to “get” what you’re upto, and to confirm that you got it across. Anyway, check it out! (9/18/18)

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