Press

What the Press is Saying:

CAUTION: Creativity.
—WritersAnonymous.org

Funny, powerful & moving.
—Profiled on NPR. Listen now at: http://radioboston.wbur.org/2012/07/02/sevens-short-storie

Enjoy this delightful new genre of wordplay. [said in exactly 7 words of course]
—Prof. Steven Pinker, Harvard University

Seven At The Sevens is for writers interested in building a successful and supportive literary community.
—Princeton University Alumni Magazine

If you love writing, this book will make you feel connected with a passionate & funny group of people who share your love. The illustrations are memorable, & sometimes haunting. The quotes from Hemingway & others will inspire you. Goes with Charlie Haden’s American Dream.
—American novelist Barry Eisler, San Francisco

A stroll down Charles Street in Beacon Hill feels like a step back in time—the 19th century, in fact. Stop at 77 Charles St. & you’ll find yourself at The Sevens Pub, a historic establishment that opened in 1933. If it happens to be a Tuesday night at 7, you’ll often see a group of writers huddled in the left window of the pub, discussing everything from Walt Whitman to the origin of the universe. They are WritersAnonymous.
—Boston Globe

As you savor these succinct musings, you realize you do not need a lot of words to convey something poignant and powerful. It is above all the brevity of the language that is the engine that provides the inspiration that perhaps, will enable you to embrace the challenge with both trepidation and delight.
—Publisher/Editor, Norman Goldman, Montreal

Due to this volume our campus book club is now a writers group.
—Student, Dartmouth College

On most good days, if we’re not trying to suck the cerebral cortex out of some wannabe writer’s eye sockets, at The Rag we like nothing more than the opportunity to vomit chunks on some new book. But this isn’t the case with SEVENS AT THE SEVENS. Buy it & read it.
—The Rag, Lower East Side NY

Did the Good Gray Ghost, Walt Whitman come back from the dead for a visit? Why the bleep should we care? At The Howl questioning the universe & your place in it is a bi-weekly re-occurrence (which, by the way, happens to coincide with the distribution of our paper) & it’s a good thing. As for the Seven-Words, while they are brief & distilled they are diverse & speak volumes.
—The Village Howl, Greenwich Village NY

WARNING: This book may cause, even jolt you to write. SEVENS AT THE SEVENS is a fun read & the Seven-Words are addicting. Read it. Get addicted. It’s good for you & at this price, it’s better than a new hat. Warby Parker frames & suspenders not included.
—Hipster ChronicLAX, Los Angeles

Simply put, it’s like Hemingway meets Kerouac & all hell breaks loose. In less desirable circles it’s Hemingway meets Kerouac & a fight breaks out. Either way, it’s uncommonly good.
—The Spicy Pickle, Austin

This splendid book moves quickly at speed=c thus slowing time.
—Grad. Student, University of Oxford

In honor of this thoughtful anthology & its writers, we held our first ever box night at Grendel’s Den, Harvard’s quintessential cozy hangout.
—Student, Harvard University

Took this sleek book out to the old West End with friends. Kerouac wasn’t there. We still took turns reading lines to discuss. What brilliant fun!
—Student, Columbia University

The number seven is often considered lucky. With Seven At The Sevens, it is the reader who is in luck. Each of these seven-word gems is like a… key, unlocking the doorways of imagination and revealing entire worlds just waiting to be explored. In the brilliant introduction, the editor gives us a compass and a map for the journey, and introduces us to some colorful literary figures whose ghosts informed the writing of this book.
—Author/Editor, Vivien Kooper, Los Angeles

Here’s my advice. Read this & be entertained & inspired. (That had 7 words. Exactly. Of course.)
—Prof. Gregory Petsko, Cornell University*
* The thoughtful Foreword was written by Prof. Petsko. Petsko is a graduate of Princeton and a Rhodes Scholar.

A concise text that provides the reader with endless opportunity in thought.
—Student, Williams College

Their art is cool & fresh like popping an infinite # of Tic Tac’s.
—Student, UC Berkeley

Immeasurably great. Infinite thoughts in a limited space expand without bound.
—Student, Stanford University

Infinitely clever & packed full of wit.
—Student, Princeton University

This book is a journal of experiences, not written in the experiencing moment but rebuilt out of memory. As we age, the mystery of Time more and more dominates the mind. The abiding things lie in the past, and the mind busies itself with what Henry James has called ‘the irresistible reconstruction’… An experience,… can be quickly overlaid by others, and not at the moment fully comprehended. But it is overlaid, not lost. Time hurries it from us, but also keeps it in store, and it can later be recaptured and amplified by memory, so that at leisure we can interpret its meaning and enjoy its savour.
—John Buchan, Author of Pilgrim’s Way