Posts Tagged: writing

AWP, Sewanee, & a Review

Originally posted on Annette C. Boehm:
So far, 2017 has been a whirlwind of sorts, and I’m still working on getting Internet service at my new place, so this will be short and sweet. This spring I got to take…

AWP, Sewanee, & a Review

Originally posted on Annette C. Boehm:
So far, 2017 has been a whirlwind of sorts, and I’m still working on getting Internet service at my new place, so this will be short and sweet. This spring I got to take…

Writing Resources: 52 and The Daily Poet

At the beginning of this year, I bought two books that I hoped would help me keep up a somewhat regular writing schedule.

Writing Resources: 52 and The Daily Poet

At the beginning of this year, I bought two books that I hoped would help me keep up a somewhat regular writing schedule.

Springboards, Straightjackets, and Writing from Life

Let’s talk about the herd of woolly mammoths in the room: How much of what poets and novelists write is (thinly) veiled real life stuff? Isn’t poetry supposed to be ‘real’?

Springboards, Straightjackets, and Writing from Life

Let’s talk about the herd of woolly mammoths in the room: How much of what poets and novelists write is (thinly) veiled real life stuff? Isn’t poetry supposed to be ‘real’?

Point Taken.

After a busy, busy few weeks teaching, reading, and attending the Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop, I really need to get back to writing. It appears the universe agrees. Or at least this bottle of craft beer does.  

Point Taken.

After a busy, busy few weeks teaching, reading, and attending the Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop, I really need to get back to writing. It appears the universe agrees. Or at least this bottle of craft beer does.  

Let the Flies Have it: Mary Ruefle’s Madness, Rack, and Honey

You know how it goes — you see a book you really, really want to read, you get it, and then real life happens. Like coursework, lesson prep, grading, paper-writing, and all the rest. And the book sits there, quietly,

Let the Flies Have it: Mary Ruefle’s Madness, Rack, and Honey

You know how it goes — you see a book you really, really want to read, you get it, and then real life happens. Like coursework, lesson prep, grading, paper-writing, and all the rest. And the book sits there, quietly,

Books, Weird and Wondrous

I post about good books here all the time, but what about the REST of all the books out there? In the interest of fairness and general merriment, here are some truly unfortunate book covers. Enjoy! 

Books, Weird and Wondrous

I post about good books here all the time, but what about the REST of all the books out there? In the interest of fairness and general merriment, here are some truly unfortunate book covers. Enjoy! 

Poetry Up Close And Personal: The Ghazal

Let’s talk about the ghazal. Which, by the way (and I have this on good authority), is pronounced ‘guzzle.’ Originally an Urdu tradition, it has made its way via Europe (Germany) to the US, and that alone — the differences

Poetry Up Close And Personal: The Ghazal

Let’s talk about the ghazal. Which, by the way (and I have this on good authority), is pronounced ‘guzzle.’ Originally an Urdu tradition, it has made its way via Europe (Germany) to the US, and that alone — the differences

Fragments are the Only Form I Trust: Donald Barthelme (1)

I am currently reading Donald Barthelme’s Sixty Stories and, while I’m only on page 101, there is so much going on that I would hate to try and squeeze the whole book into one post. What I have read so far covers

Fragments are the Only Form I Trust: Donald Barthelme (1)

I am currently reading Donald Barthelme’s Sixty Stories and, while I’m only on page 101, there is so much going on that I would hate to try and squeeze the whole book into one post. What I have read so far covers

Elizabeth Bishop: Life & the Memory of It (2)

I finished reading Millier’s Elizabeth Bishop biography last night. I wanted to finish it before my birthday, and I did. So, after over 500 pages, what do I know about Bishop? Lots. Some things I’m not sure were necessary for

Elizabeth Bishop: Life & the Memory of It (2)

I finished reading Millier’s Elizabeth Bishop biography last night. I wanted to finish it before my birthday, and I did. So, after over 500 pages, what do I know about Bishop? Lots. Some things I’m not sure were necessary for

Elizabeth Bishop (8): Translations from the Portuguese / Uncollected Translations.

Translations are peculiar creatures. Especially when it comes to poetry. Think about it — much of the work poetry does relies on associations, some more loosely connected to a word than others, and on the type of melody and pattern

Elizabeth Bishop (8): Translations from the Portuguese / Uncollected Translations.

Translations are peculiar creatures. Especially when it comes to poetry. Think about it — much of the work poetry does relies on associations, some more loosely connected to a word than others, and on the type of melody and pattern

Fun from the Funnies (Get Fuzzy, Pearls before Swine, and Other Comments on Literary Life)

Some of my favorite comic strips have occasionally touched on books, writing, and poetry, much to my delight. Here are some of the ones I’ve collected over time. Enjoy! And if you do, consider supporting Darby Conley (Get Fuzzy) and

Fun from the Funnies (Get Fuzzy, Pearls before Swine, and Other Comments on Literary Life)

Some of my favorite comic strips have occasionally touched on books, writing, and poetry, much to my delight. Here are some of the ones I’ve collected over time. Enjoy! And if you do, consider supporting Darby Conley (Get Fuzzy) and