March 28, 2010
"I came to your loved one far too late, but I'm thankful to have found his gifts later than not at all. There's just so much flotsam and jetsam in the stream these days...
Scouring the wasteland will prove less bountiful for those of us prowling the frontier.
My best regards for the Hannah family, and all those who befriended this monster man/talent while he lived,
March 07, 2010
"Friend Barry, we feel your absence like a pain, and we'll never see your equal here, but you finally get to hang with your pal Jesus, and that'll have to console our grieving hearts. I will see you in every bizarre character I meet, in every turn of a perfect phrase, and whenever I write that one true sentence. So, til I see you again across the river, Godspeed, my pal."
March 06, 2010
" My deepest sympathies go out to the Hannah Family during this most difficult time. May the words found at Isaiah 61:2 bring you comfort."
March 06, 2010
"WE ARE SENDING OUR LOVE,PRAYERS,&CONDOLENCES TO THE HANNAH FAMILY,FRIENDS,&ALL WHO KNEW MR. HANNAH."
KEN & MARY O'DANIEL
March 05, 2010
"The bate was the black and crimson cat-bat Screaming Rebel Rocket cover of Bats out of Hell. Then I read "High-Water Railers," and the hook was set. Barry Hannah is my favorite writer, bar none. In 1993, I had the privilege of meeting him at Bennington, and I'll never forget him on that panel of writers saying how tired he was of hearing about New York being the writing center of America, that New York, when it comes to writers, paled in comparison to his beloved Mississippi. Pretty hard to argue with. I'm from Ohio, a state I think Barry detested, but I'm happy to say we got on very well, though there were, of course, some fireworks. I'd hoped to get down to Mississippi to see him one more time. There is so much more I'd like to say, but I won't. My condolences to the legions of readers and writers who loved and respected him, but, of course, especially to the family."