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April 8, 2016

Enormous Zippers Unfastening: Ten Poems for the End of the World 3

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Novelists and essayists ponder the apocalypse, but poems are particularly suited toward capturing the anxiety of the end.

February 10, 2016

55 More Thoughts for English Teachers 3

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There are far more dangerous professions than teaching, but few are more difficult.

February 9, 2016

Transfigurations of Self and Soul: Four Essential Essay Collections 0

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A masterful essay collection is a metered intellectual exercise. Here are four essay collections worth reading: writers who challenge, surprise, and eventually reward their readers for staying the course.

January 25, 2016

The Golden Child: Seven Literary Editors Pick Their Favorite Issues 1

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How can you possibly have a favorite amongst your children?

January 22, 2016

CTRL-F, DELETE: Word-Trends, Sneaky Cliches, and Other Turns of Phrase You Should Immediately Delete From Your Manuscript 26

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For the sake of your writing — and for the patience of editorial staffs everywhere — keep one eye on what’s trending. If it sounds familiar, you’ve probably read it somewhere before. And, believe you me, so have we.

January 11, 2016

Most Anticipated, Too: The Great 2016 Nonfiction Book Preview 3

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Set aside some space on those bookshelves. This is looking to be a very, very good year for nonfiction.

January 5, 2016

The Whispered Language of Secrets and Fears: Ten Poems for People Who Hate Poetry 8

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Novels might bore, and short stories can frustrate, but poetry is the only genre of literature that elicits consistent hate.

January 4, 2016

Most Anticipated: The Great 2016 Book Preview 19

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While there’s no such thing as a list that has everything, we feel certain this preview — at 8,600 words and 93 titles — is the only 2016 book preview you’ll need.

December 28, 2015

The Best of The Millions: 2015 0

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Before we get into 2016, let’s take a look at what was keeping readers interested on The Millions in 2015.

November 30, 2015

The Millions 2015 Gift Guide for Readers, Writers and the People Who Love Them 1

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Welcome to The Millions 4th Annual Gift Guide! As usual, we’ve got gifts sure to delight all the writers and readers in your life, and maybe something for your niece—the one you don’t know that well, but who apparently likes books.