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    February 04, 2010


    Michael Hemmingson

    Many young writers today wish they had been mentored by Lish.

    Peter Markus

    I had thirty-odd things that Gordon had accepted for The Quarterly and miss him telling me either "Great!" or "Not great" on the things I sent him. You are a lucky man, Sarki, to have him still so near your good work.

    Michael Sarki

    Gordon has become one of my very best pals in the world, actually probably my best pal, as I don't keep any really to speak of except my wife of twenty-six years. So, I don't want to lose him either as a friend or as an editor. I don't take orders well, but in regards to writing, I have elected Gordon Lish my boss. Gordon is one of the great joys of my life. I bristle when he is unfairly treated by the likes of people such as Stephen King who obviously have some grudge to bear. I am expecting something eventually to come of all this, you know, a response, and none too soon.

    Brian Kubarycz

    You've actually met him? Or you're just friends on line?

    M Sarki

    I consider people I know online as associates. Actually most people I know in the physical world are simply associates, at least by my lights. Friends actually see each other, take a meal together, discuss intimate details regarding life, they deal with issues that come up in the course of a friendship, and it is hoped their friendship grows. Sometimes when you get too close to someone it doesn't. Online associates rarely have that problem. And, for the record, Gordon Lish does not even own a computer. I really don't think he even has a cell phone.

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