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Turning the Soil: How a Year of Farmwork Yielded Poems

by Tess Taylor

The Literary Life

November/December 2016

<p>A poet reflects on how working as a farmhand in the Berkshires provided the foundation for her new book, <i>Work &amp; Days</i>, an investigation of the rich and ancient intersection between the agricultural and literary callings.</p>

A Lifetime to Write: Warren Wilson and the Origins of the Low-Residency MFA

by Jeremiah Chamberlin

Special Section

September/October 2016

<p>This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the country's oldest low-residency MFA program in creative writing, established by poet Ellen Bryant Voigt in 1976&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 15.4px;">at Goddard College before relocating to</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">&nbsp;Warren Wilson College in 1981. Contributing editor Jeremiah Chamberlin explores the program’s history and legendary faculty, and how it has served as a model for other low-residency programs across the country.</span></p>

The Aha! Moment: Cara Blue Adams of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

March/April 2016

<p>Each year, countless writers vie for the prestigious “waitership” position at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont. Former waiter and current reader Cara Blue Adams discusses her response to the short story “1997” by Mai Nardone, one of the 558 writers who applied for the coveted position last year.</p>


Special Section

March/April 2016

With some help from Virginia Woolf, an author and Bread Loaf Camargo fellow discusses the complicated decision to leave her family for a month in order to attend a retreat in Cassis, France, and the necessity of finding one’s own space to create.



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