September 2013

Let Me Think About That: The Memoirist as Ruminant

Joyce Dyer
The kind of reflection memoirists engage in is perhaps not well enough understood, suffering from its association with words like exposition and explicit.
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Re(In)fusing Heaven

Richard Jackson
In that sense, perhaps any poetics of mystery is itself a fable, a poem, part of the series of chambers Keats saw the poet’s imagination traveling through...
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Endlessly Branching: An Interview with Arthur Sze

Andy Fogle
My experience of the world is more like a game of Go, where you put a black stone on a crisscrossed board, and it affects a white stone quite far away. I believe our consciousness of the world is much more simultaneous now, and I want poetry to reflect that.
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After Sebald

Sabina Murray
Sebald is a patient writer, and one of his hallmarks is his ability to slow and still every process...
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The News From Joan: An Interview with Joan Wickersham

Amy Yelin
...books have been my mentors. It’s always been about reading books that were daring in some way and thinking, oh, I can do this. And it didn’t mean I would do exactly what that writer did. But it made me realize I’m such a good girl, and I don’t have to be.
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Greatness Has a Defender: Robert Bly in the Twenty-First Century

Norman Minnick
Bly is the quintessential outsider, an anti-academic, dabbler in all things wild, mystical, uncivilized, audacious, and temperamental.
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We Do Regret Having to Advise You…

Harry W. Pope
Having slaved for countless hours over a work, a manuscript arrives back from a publisher’s office along with a terse note, usually sent by a faceless reader, passing a negative judgment on the story.
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