Articles by Michelle Huneven

September 22, 2014

The Trouble with Writing 25

The trouble with writing is that it is often a roller coaster pitching us between grandiosity and despair.

May 25, 2011

The Millions Interview: Leslie Jamison 3

I usually read poetry when I’m trying to write–it makes me swollen with beauty and possibility, with honesty, but it doesn’t call up the urge to imitate.

December 7, 2009

A Year in Reading: Michelle Huneven 0

This was my year of reading alcoholically. I didn’t plan it that way. But in book after book, the disease flourished and triumphed, not a recovery in sight.

September 23, 2009

#9: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro 0

Alice Munro has taught us to find literary pleasure in leaping over time, in the odd swerves life takes, in the unexpected sources of comfort and sustenance, and in the idiosyncratic arrangements made for human happiness.

September 1, 2009

On Walking and Reading at the Same Time 20

Narrative and walking—as Chaucer knew—are a fortuitous match.