Articles by Anne K. Yoder
February 28, 2013
I feel like various dead writers are dear friends of mine — from Woolf to Plath to Duras to DFW — their lives and lessons and warnings and urgings are constantly informing my own, challenging my own.
February 26, 2013
“The laughing reader doesn’t feel the knife until it’s in his chest. The reader who is laughing at something they don’t think they should be laughing at experiences a catharsis. I’d argue that’s more valuable than providing someone with an orgasm.”
January 24, 2013
One of my good friends is a very successful novelist. I was with her when she was approached by another (male) writer who was attempting to deride her work: “Aren’t all your books about the same thing?” My friend asked him what he meant by that. He replied without missing a beat — “Well, aren’t they all about women?”
August 28, 2012
“I was in Zagreb the day Michael Jackson died,” and from this the rest of the novel unfurls. Jackson’s demise marks the first of three innovative dancers, and this has the narrator turning to YouTube for answers regarding the cryptic cosmic meaning contained within the coincidence.
May 12, 2012
Mixer Publishing wants more of your sex, violence, and satire. They’ve just extended their contest deadline–for fiction, poetry, and graphic stories–to the end of the month, which gives you a few more weeks to conjure and submit satirical lust and gore for a chance to win their $1,000 prize.
May 12, 2012
The dynamic walking duo Jon Cotner and Claire Hamilton take to the streets of Brooklyn again, this time to talk to moms about their memorable motherhood moments.