This ‘blog is now the news section for Celestial Timepiece: the Joyce Carol Oates Home Page. Here you’ll find notice of updates to Celestial Timepiece; links to JCO-related pieces on the wider web; and, from time to time, a more personal take on the world of JCO.
For twelve and a half years, Celestial Timepiece has been a repository of information and facts about Joyce Carol Oates and her writing. During that time I purposely avoided personal commentary, not wanting to become an apologist, antagonist, propagandist, etc. And though still I don’t wish to be these things, I do feel it is time to offer an opinion when it seems warranted.
Celestial Timepiece will continue as before, but with, in effect, an Editorial page. This weblog marks my gently crossing that editorial line, Crossing the Border.