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Nonfiction Pizza Party

Nonfiction Pizza Party

09 April 2013 on Blog, Nonfiction Pizza Party

A few months ago, a successful writer accidentally emailed me, mistaking me for poet and columnist David Biespiel. I used to want to be a poet. My first creative writing...

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Wednesday Linkstorm

03 April 2013 on Blog, Linkstorm

J. Robert Lennon thinks most contemporary fiction is terrible. Yeah, okay. Unless it's the opposite of that and it's never been...

Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

28 March 2013 on Blog, Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

ON SICKNESS AND GOOD POETRY Why do poets crank out some of their best work when they are ill or watching a loved one battle illness? Maybe it's the urge...

Linkstorm

Wednesday Linkstorm

27 March 2013 on Blog, Linkstorm

Hey UNH folks, come see me read at Prospective Student Day on Friday, unless you want me to read to an empty room with just a Twix wrapper blowing by...

Nonfiction Pizza Party

Nonfiction Pizza Party

26 March 2013 on Blog, Nonfiction Pizza Party

In honor of NCAA March Madness and The Morning News Tournament of Books, NPP presents, the 2013 Bracket of Literary Things I've Been Enjoying Lately and Stuff. ROUND 1 “Victory...

Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

22 March 2013 on Blog, Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

Poems For My TV Heroines In honor of Veronica Mars becoming a movie, I've curated a poem for each of my all-time favorite TV ladies. Connie Britton as Tami Taylor,...

Linkstorm

Wednesday Linkstorm

20 March 2013 on Linkstorm

The first day of spring is tomorrow. Ho, ho. That's rich. Spring? I freaking doubt it. I'm about to change my name to Nanook of the North and go forage...

Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

14 March 2013 on Blog, Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

William Carlos Williams + Muriel Rukeyser In [Imagined] Conversation Poets are in constant dialogue with one another: the living to the living, the living to the dead. We dedicate poems...

Linkstorm

Wednesday Linkstorm

13 March 2013 on Blog, Linkstorm

Hi, everyone. How was your AWP? Mine was pretty good. I only fell down in the street once on account of the blizzard. Here are my highlights: -Charles Simic gets...

Nonfiction Pizza Party

Nonfiction Pizza Party

12 March 2013 on Blog, Nonfiction Pizza Party

Along with the Barnstorm staff and 12,000 others, I spent last weekend at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston for AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference & Bookfair)....

Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

07 March 2013 on Blog, Poetry: Serious. Not That Serious.

Allen Ginsberg at his 39th birthday party. This is what AWP will be like. Tribute to the late, great Adrienne Rich featuring Melissa Hammerle, Marie Howe, Kimiko Hahn, Kathleen Graber,...

Linkstorm

06 March 2013 on Blog, Linkstorm

Here is Tim Horvath's advice for short shorts. And here is mine: all you need is some old jeans and a pair of scissors! Men can do it too, y'all....

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