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page-lambert's picture
Mar.22.2013
When the four-year-old daughter of Frank Bures, contributing editor to Poets & Writers, asked him to tell her about the sad and scary parts of his life, he did.  As a writer and editor he understood the power of narrative, yet he didn’t understand why his daughter listened so intently to...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Nov.15.2012
I keep a file on my computer full of random thoughts, snippets of imagined dialogue, and one-line descriptions. Sometimes one of these fragments runs to a full paragraph, but usually no more than that. Every once in a while, when I'm not feeling particularly inspired, I go there and skim...
luke-james's picture
Feb.21.2012
Every now and then, I like to feel connected to writing and real writers, so I subscribe to one of those writing magazines. Makes me feel I’m doing something positive towards my efforts to write, and you never know I might read an article that shows me how to write brilliantly, get published,...
asha-vose's picture
Nov.16.2011
Special thanks to Jeffrey Lependorf and Mary Gannon for their useful talk on obtaining resources for writers, whether it be time, space, money, speaking fees, research trips, or fellowships.  Since most of us are not NY based writers, I am only going to mention the sites anyone can use: Poets...
m-allen-cunningham's picture
Nov.04.2011
A new essay of mine appeared last week in Poets & Writers magazine. Subject: Rejection (about which every writer knows a thing or three). At one point I write: “Call us the Struggling Established, the Honorably Obscure, the Foolhardy Diligent — we who face the timeless frustrations of the...
james-buchanan's picture
Sep.16.2011
  So the great MFA debate takes another turn. Last night I read with some interest an essay published on Slate.com by a writer vigorously complaining about Poets & Writers MFA program ranking system. As a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program he was excised by the fact that P&W...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Jul.14.2011
At the moment I'm sitting at the dining room table—I've forsaken my desk in the living room for a change of venue the past few weeks because, sometimes, it gets to be too predictable staring at the same wall and, well, it's in the living room, which no longer seems like the best place for getting...
kevin-arnold's picture
Jul.12.2011
Thursday, July 21st (next week), Nils Peterson will be signing books and reading from A Walk to the Center of Things at the Willow Glen Library, 1157 Minnesota Avenue, San José, CA, 95125 at 7PM.  This is the first book of the Center's Caesura Edition Series and all current members of...
bob-mustin's picture
Apr.23.2011
Sometimes things work out in favor of your arguments. The May/Jun 2011 issue of Poets & Writersmagazine ran an article on the demographics of literary contests, and I couldn't be more pleased to discover that I wasn't barking up the wrong tree in my last post.  Many who read this post may...
midge-raymond's picture
Mar.22.2011
This is the first post in a new series I'm doing on book promotion — which, I have learned, makes writing look like the easy part. But as I embark on new promotion efforts for the reissue of my book, Forgetting English, I thought I'd share what I've learned along the way ... and am still learning...