Articles by Nick Moran

September 11, 2011

Poets & Writers’ MFA Rankings 10

This week I linked to one poet’s concerns about the top MFA programs ranked in Poets & Writers. Now, a pretty impressive list of creative writing instructors have some questions for Poets & Writers itself.

September 10, 2011

Even More DFW 0

In honor of this weekend’s U.S. Open, Grantland‘s Michael MacCambridge is revisiting David Foster Wallace‘s epic essay on Roger Federer.

September 10, 2011

Infinite Jest Inspires Infinite Tributes 0

First Poor Yorick Entertainment emerged as a “visual exploration of the filmography of James O. Incandenza and the world of David Foster Wallace‘s Infinite Jest.” Then, as The New York Times reports, “Parks and Recreation” co-creator Michael Schur paired up with The Decembrists to direct a music video inspired by the book. (You can watch the […]

September 9, 2011

Texas Book Festival 0

The Texas Book Festival lineup has been announced. If you’re in Austin this October, stop by the check out Chad Harbach, Erin Morgenstern, Lev Grossman, and Amy Waldman among others.

September 9, 2011

Coming Soon: The Future 0

Lapham’s Quarterly‘s Food issue was a big hit, but their upcoming Future issue looks promising as well.

September 9, 2011

Free JSTOR Articles 5

JSTOR will be making 500,000 articles from over 200 journals freely available to the public. These will include items published before 1923 in the US, and published before 1870 abroad. Earlier this month, I rounded up a few pieces by people who think the entire database should be free.

September 8, 2011

John Jeremiah Sullivan Reads 0

John Jeremiah Sullivan‘s NY Times essay “You Blow My Mind. Hey, Mickey!” was a big hit last June. Next October, FSG will publish Pulphead, his second collection of essays. To tide you over until then, you can listen to The Paris Review‘s Southern Editor read an excerpt from his Disney piece.

September 8, 2011

Two Chapters of Train Dreams 0

You can read the first two chapters of Denis Johnson‘s latest novel Train Dreams on his Facebook page.

September 8, 2011

From Iowa to Illinois 0

Poets & Writers‘ 2011 MFA rankings are out, and poet John Gallaher has some questions for students in the top 20 programs. (via The Rumpus)

September 7, 2011

Writing Without Reading 1

Buzz Poole expands Macy Halford‘s riff on the consequences of writing without reading. In the process, he refers back to last month’s popular piece here at The Millions by Steve Himmer.