Articles by Rhian Sasseen

April 23, 2013

From the Mixed-Up Files of E. L. Konigsburg 0

Rest in peace E. L. Konigsburg, author of one of the greatest children’s books of all time. (Hyperbole? Oh, go get lost in the Met’s fountain.)

April 17, 2013

Worth Its Weight 0

What’s the value of a Nobel Prize? As of last week, at least $250,000.

April 17, 2013

Cruel Months 0

Why is it “The Waste Land” and not “The Wasteland?” Poetry investigates.

April 17, 2013

Poem Piece 0

“Take your pants off / before you fight.” Apparently Yoko Ono’s releasing a new book of poetry.

April 17, 2013

“Reflections on Gandhi” 0

Looks like George Orwell’s birthplace is going to be turned into a memorial – but to a different writer and activist. The land will be dedicated to Gandhi, who Orwell wrote about in his 1949 essay “Reflections on Gandhi.”

April 17, 2013

The Importance of Literature 0

“Our bookstores hold a place in our communities where people go to escape their lives, to talk to a real person and just sit in a comfy chair surrounded by personally curated literature. This is what we do, who we are, so let’s make an extra effort to step away from our desks and computers […]

April 10, 2013

The Hardest Goodbye 0

“And when she champions authors, she explains specifically what makes their work special. No vague parroting of Kakutani reviews here. She gives you the straight dope.” How do you say goodbye to your favorite bookstore?

April 10, 2013

Write What You Experience 0

The age old debate: experience versus aesthetics, the real world versus the MFA world.

April 10, 2013

Record-A-Poem 0

Celebrate National Poetry Month by recording a poem for the Poetry Foundation.

April 10, 2013

Notes From the First Year 0

“Jo Freeman, a feminist writer and activist who worked with Firestone from the beginning, said at the memorial, ‘When I think back on Shulie’s contribution to the movement, I think of her as a shooting star. She flashed brightly across the midnight sky, and then she disappeared.’” At The New Yorker, Susan Faludi writes on […]