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Twelve Notes

07 December 2018 on Blog

I can’t stop thinking about Sam Elliott. His thundering voice, yes, which has haunted me since I first saw the Christmas movie Prancer as a little girl. But more than...

Poetry

“The Heart” by Arlene Naganawa

30 November 2018 on Blog, Poetry

A door opened into her body, a cavern, pinpricks like electric wasps. Her fingers dimmed like fireflies drained of light. So this is someone’s work, she thought, the dimpled spider...

Storystorm

The Boring Post

30 November 2018 on Storystorm

This fall, during a very, very long run, I wrote an entire story in my head. At its start, I had an inkling of an idea, and by its end,...

Storystorm

Presence in Poetry

23 November 2018 on Poetry, Storystorm

I write poetry to get weird. I want to be the weirdest me there is and then push that marker; I want to float, magnanimous as a blimp; to pop...

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The Art of Ignoring

16 November 2018 on Fiction, Storystorm

16A writer’s voice is their holy grail: key to their success and an absolute nightmare to find. What a strange conundrum, that finding your voice is hard. It should be...

The Writer's Hot Seat

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Kim Adrian

09 November 2018 on Nonfiction, The Writer's Hot Seat

Kim Adrian is the author of The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet, a memoir that David Shields calls “a stunning merger of form and content,” and Sock, which is part of Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons Series and...

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Writing from Autumn: Contrast and Transformation Or, Yellow Leaf, Blue Sky

02 November 2018 on Storystorm

While running the Sweet Trail through Longmarsh, I watched a yellow leaf tumble from sky to still, blue pond. I stopped, let myself linger there, with fingers balled for warmth...

Poetry

“The Lake, the House, the Bus” by Laurinda Lind

26 October 2018 on Blog, Poetry

Water no, spirit no, water in dreams, water like Lake Ontario, water like mud always spraying stones— a dream about us. In the house, lake under us, big house made...

Storystorm

Small & Large

26 October 2018 on Blog, Nonfiction, Storystorm

I like Small. Always have. Not because of my height, which is average. Not because of my scope, which, I like to think, is Large. But because Small, in terms...

Nonfiction

“Good Neighbors” by Theresa Starkey

12 October 2018 on Blog, Nonfiction

My mother and I lived in a tiny wood panel house shaped like a squat box. We had five sets of neighbors. The family to the left of us had...

Poetry

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Ada Limón

12 October 2018 on Blog, Poetry

Ada Limón, winner of the Pearl Poetry Prize in 2006 and finalist for the National Book Award in 2015, has come out with her new collection The Carrying, this past August....

Storystorm

Why We Love Our Favorite Short Stories

05 October 2018 on Blog, Fiction, Storystorm

I’ll never forget the first time I read “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. My tenth-grade English teacher passed around a Tupperware container filled with folded squares of loose leaf—one piece...

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