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Does Your Fiction Show Your Age?

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David Galef
Unless otherwise noted, most stories are assumed to take place in the present day. Yet the world of today contains a multitude of language, habits, and technology that rarely make it into current fiction.
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The Paradoxical Usefulness of Nonutilitarian Motion, A.K.A. "Play": AWP’s 2015 Annual Conference & Bookfair Keynote Address

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Karen Russell
For months, I'd sit down to write this keynote, and my anxiety would blow me backwards faster than Bruce Willis launched into space by a CGI fire.
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Multiple Fascination: An Interview with Kim Addonizio

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Peter Kline
Writing is writing. And some of the best of it lives at the boundaries, or rather, ignores them.
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How Syntax Moves Us: Language as Dance

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Karin de Weille
Sentences are alive and rooted in the body; it takes energy to speak them.
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Adrienne Rich and Audre Lorde, Three and Twenty-Three Years Later: Still Making the Case for Political Poetry in the United States

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D.R. James
Poetry as a whole, because it "eludes capitalist marketing," is "depreciated," in effect "banned," "officially 'disappeared,'" "devalued."
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The Reincarnation of the Gothic into Literary Nonfiction

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Amy Wallen
This perception of monsters, whether as physical antagonist or representations of weakness in the protagonist, the memoirist, is the vagary created in creative nonfiction to imply the incomprehensible terror to the reader.
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An Interview with William Least Heat-Moon

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William Naparsteck
I work deliberately to keep my allusions—historical, literary, and so on—drawn almost entirely from American life and culture. Our history is deep and diverse enough to fulfill almost any writer's allusive desires.

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