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April 2, 2016

Go Read Some Poems 0

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It’s National Poetry Month – huzzah! To celebrate, head over to The Literary Hub and check out this list of ten new must-read collections, from Ocean Vuong’s Night Sky With Exit Wounds to Jamaal May’s The Big Book of Exit Strategies.

April 1, 2016

A Brilliant Loner 0

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“Neither for the first nor last time in his life, Orwell was the brilliant loner who saw what others around him failed to notice.” Adam Hochschild writes on Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia and his unique perspective on fighting in the Spanish Civil War. Vishwas Gaitonde takes us to Orwell’s first home in India.

April 1, 2016

R. L. Stine Revisited 0

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Eat Cheese and Die Happy!: an R. L. Stine title for my life. See more at McSweeney’s by Amanda Rosenberg.

April 1, 2016

Correcting Gender Inequity 0

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The Interference Archive went on a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to help balance gender inequality on the site, which is overwhelmingly edited by men. Our own Sonya Chung writes on how to write across gender.

April 1, 2016

Writing and Reading Race 0

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Recommended Reading: Katy Simpson Smith on who can fictionalize slavery and writing across time and race. Our own Edan Lepucki writes on reading slavery in fiction.

April 1, 2016

Fictional Texts 0

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“Each imaginary book is a demonstration of fiction’s magic, as an author deposits into a fictional world yet another fictional world, like one universe bubbling out of another.” On Borges and other authors’ fictional texts and his library of imaginary books. Jeff Peer introduces us to Borges as a professor in his review of Professor […]

March 31, 2016

A Special Kind of Hell 0

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It seems to be true that everyone has an opinion on Donald Trump. In private letters now up for auction, Harper Lee compared Trump’s Atlantic City Taj Mahal resort to hell on earth. Pair with Gabriel Brownstein’s recent essay on Trump as reality turned to cliche.

March 31, 2016

Celebrating van Gogh 0

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Celebrate van Gogh’s birthday (March 30, 1853) with this post from Brain Pickings on the artist’s meditations on the human pursuit of greatness.

March 31, 2016

What Knoll Knows 0

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Jessica Knoll shares the survival story that informed her novel, Luckiest Girl Alive.

March 31, 2016

AWP Events You Can’t Miss 0

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Rebecca Makkai shares the events that we can’t miss at AWP. I’m looking forward to the LA Law Karaoke Costume Party at the Santa Monica Pier, sponsored by VIDA and Pen America, featuring Mary Oliver and Kesha. Tod Goldberg’s dispatch from AWP in 2013 is a nice supplement to the piece.