Pi: An Imaginary Homeland An Interview with Indira Ganesan
Oppression of people has long been a theme I’ve been interested in, as well as hierarchies. Colonialism has left such an indelible imprint on us.
Fragmentation, Distillation, Transformation: The Use of Narrative in Lyric Poems
We often experience disruption and urgent feeling as shards of emotion, so it’s no surprise that the lyric often appears as fragment (Sappho's fragments; haiku), and the lyric poem is noted for its burst of emotional/spiritual/psychic intensity.
The Pulp Fiction of Jennifer Egan
Marketing aside, Goon Squad could as easily be termed a "novel-in-stories" or "linked stories" or, as the text seems to invite, a "story collection."
Finding the Right Form: Exploring and Experimenting with Hybrid Literary Genres
Now that hybrid writing is becoming so popular, and simultaneously influential, we need to look at ways in which to teach and write these genres effectively; this dual impulse is the rationale for this essay.
Press Send: Risk, Intuition, and the Transparent Poem
...the notion of “transparency” began to resonate for me beyond a description of language into possibilities for describing process as well. It gave me a point of departure for further exploring the sensations I had stumbled upon while sending nightly poems to friends.
How to Give a Killer Reading
"...we’ve probably all heard some amazing writers give terrible readings. But we are book creatures by nature and, generally, this means that our natural element is not at a microphone in front of a hundred or a dozen or any people. It often takes us some practice..."
An Interview with David Mason
I'm not much of a diagnostician, simply a reader who does not find his pulse quickened by much contemporary poetry.