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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Matthew Siegel on Teaching, Reading, and Writing His First Book

18 March 2015 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Cynthia Plascencia I had the pleasure of meeting Matthew Siegel in 2008 at the University of Houston when I was an undergraduate and he was an MFA poetry...

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SNOWSTORM! Holiday Edition

24 December 2014 on Blog, Storystorm

We feel a powerful, sentimental attachment to books with personalized inscriptions. In terms of Thoughtful Holiday Gifts, these rank near the top. To rediscover a dust-covered novel and read your favorite...

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The Law of Narrative Density

29 November 2014 on Blog, Storystorm

had meant to write a defense of the short story as a narrative entity, regaling you with tales of its history and importance. I would dazzle you, show the short...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Katy Butler on Memoir and Medical Reporting

12 November 2014 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Jesse Duthrie On a Tuesday night last October, I picked Katy Butler and her partner, Brian, up at Logan International Airport. We packed into my car and drove...

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Storystorm

30 April 2014 on Blog, Storystorm

This is true. In the past forty-eight hours I have cried nine times. I cried when I dropped a yellow M&M on my blue shirt and it left a mark....

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Kate Christensen on Food as the Powerful Conduit to Memory

29 April 2014 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Sarah Earle I first discovered Kate Christensen's writing when I absently googled the name of my parents organic farm in Center Conway, NH, and up popped Christensen's food-centered...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Tom Chiarella on Ethics and the Interview

15 April 2014 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Leslie Brown When I called Esquire Magazine’s writer-at-large, Tom Chiarella, on a frigid February afternoon for a Barnstorm interview, he was adding the finishing touches to Esquire’s April 2014 cover...

Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

14 April 2014 on Blog, Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

This week Barnstorm poetry presents three more poems chosen by three more dextrous minds of the editorial staff. Enjoy them, enjoy yourself, enjoy the pillows under your head, and the...

Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious

07 April 2014 on Blog, Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

After a year hiatus, "Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious" is back just in time for National Poetry Month. April is the (cruel) month where we celebrate the first nuanced thaw...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Robert Vivian on the Dervish Essay

02 April 2014 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Sarah Earle and Alyssa Martino Last week, Barnstorm published Richard Vivian’s nonfiction essay, "Looking, Then Listening." The editors were so intrigued by this interesting, chaotic, and quite lovely...

Storystorm

Storystorm

26 March 2014 on Blog, Storystorm

This week's Storystorm is brought to you by Victoria Campbell Lately, I have been struggling. When I sit down to write, words don't come or, if they do, they never...

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The Writer’s Hot Seat: Wendy MacLeod on Playwrighting, Good Writing, and Teaching That Keeps You Honest

18 March 2014 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Sarah Earle I’ve known Wendy MacLeod since I was little and splashing around in the New Hampshire lake where Wendy also spent summer holidays.  She had a beach...