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stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
May.02.2012
Where Things Come Back John Corey Whaley YA Where Things Come Back is the story of a seventeen year-old and how he and his community deal with the disappearance of his fifteen year-old brother. At the same time, a supposedly extinct woodpecker is sighted near the small Arkansas town of Lily...
dawn-pier's picture
Feb.24.2012
It can be tough to remain inspired to put word to page when you live at the end of the road, off-the-grid, with only six dogs and an illiterate Mexican caretaker to keep you company. Two years ago, I attended the San Francisco Writer’s Conference and was inspired beyond expectation. For the past...
bob-mustin's picture
Jan.26.2012
image via awpwriter.org   The Writer's Chronicle magazine has become my "go-to" source for finding out how other writers think about the process and craft of writing. A few pithy quotes in that regard from the February 2012 issue: "What does literature do for me? I think I solve...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.18.2011
This is an interesting list by Robery McCrum in that I do not disagree with one of them. Admittedly, there are a few I just do not know about, but the rest are spot on. To pick just three: 1) Less is more. Or, "the only art is to omit" (Robert Louis Stevenson). 37) Many published writers are rather...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.26.2011
I had no interest in reading, writing, or any of the arts until I was sixteen and in grade ten. Then, in the course of a month (and with no appreciable cause) I started to "write". One of my first (and perhaps the first) complete and coherent "stories" was about a classroom pencil sharpener which...
jordan-e-rosenfeld's picture
Nov.06.2011
“You bring to your writing, your art, and your stories a piece of yourself. In return, the act of creating gives you the possibility of something even greater: true transformation.” I’ve come to an unavoidable crux in working with writing clients. It is my job to advise and critique on the nature...
jordan-e-rosenfeld's picture
Oct.11.2011
  It’s been awhile since I’ve presented my Reasons To Write series…mostly because I have been writing and working and a lot of other things, so it’s good. But lately I’ve been feeling the strain of information again upon me—the strangely addictive cycle of spending lots of time on Facebook,...
jane-hirshfield's picture
Sep.23.2011
http://blog.bestamericanpoetry.com/the_best_american_poetry/2011/09/a-co...September 23, 2011   A Conversation between Brian Bouldrey & Jane Hirshfield, Pt. 3   photo (c) Robert Hatch Photography (Ed. note:  This is the final installment of Brian Bouldrey's three-part interview...
jane-hirshfield's picture
Sep.22.2011
Best American Poetry: A Conversation Between Brian Bouldrey and Jane Hirshfield from: http://blog.bestamericanpoetry.com/the_best_american_poetry/2011/09/boul...   September 22, 2011 A Conversation between Brian Bouldrey & Jane Hirshfield, Pt. 2 photo (c) Robert Hatch Photography (...
jane-hirshfield's picture
Sep.22.2011
September 21, 2011 A Conversation between Brian Bouldrey & Jane Hirshfield, Pt. 1   from: http://blog.bestamericanpoetry.com/the_best_american_poetry/2011/09/best... (Ed. note:  This is the first installment of Brian Bouldrey's three-part interview with Jane...