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Pedestrian Adventures: Walking to Inspiration

by Celia Johnson

Special Section

January/February 2014

<p>A number of writers—including Dickens, Thoreau, Woolf, and Wordsworth, to name a few—have turned to walking for inspiration. This essay explores the myriad benefits that ambulatory excercise can have on the creative life.&nbsp;</p>

Urban Tumbleweed: Perambulatory Poetry

by Harryette Mullen

Special Section

January/February 2014

<p>Poet Harryette Mullen explains how daily walks inspired her most recent collection, <em>Urban Tumbleweed: Notes From a Tanka Diary</em> (Graywolf Press, 2013), and shares a selection of poems from the book.&nbsp;</p>

Rethinking Restriction: Creative Limitation as a Positive Force

by M. Allen Cunningham

Special Section

January/February 2014

<p>While writers often express the need for fewer restrictions in their writing lives, one author argues that implementing limitations may actually lead to surprising—and productive—results.</p>

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Daily News

Flavorwire offers a list of great literary catchphrases; the New York Times examines the year in film adaptations of books and short stories; a holiday guide to e-readers; and other news.

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Daily News

Emily Temple reveals her list of the best essays on the craft of writing; the New York Times analyzes an Italian book scandal; Titi Nguyen explores the power of holiday traditions; and other news.

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Daily News

Margaret Atwood remembers Nobel-winning author Doris Lessing, who died yesterday at age ninety-four; right-wing extremists have destroyed a statue of Hungarian Jewish poet Radnóti Miklós; Elissa Schappell offers advice on story endings; and other news.

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Daily News

Poet Charles Simic weighs in on the current state of American society; 2paragraphs speaks with Poetry magazine editor Don Share; Randy Susan Meyers examines the usefullness of an outline; and other news.

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The Literary Life

September/October 2013

Novelist Eleanor Henderson discusses the beauty and necessity of backstory in fiction, offering a counterpoint to a previously published article in which novelist Benjamin Percy warned writers about the dangers of backstory.

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Daily News

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin has acquired McSweeney’s archive; Ron Charles reports independent bookstore owners were not pleased with President Obama’s recent speech at an Amazon warehouse; Jason Diamond lists twenty-three writers who are keeping poetry vital; and other news.

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Daily News

Jenji Kohan has adapted Piper Kerman’s Orange is the New Black for Netflix; Danielle Ofri discusses how poetry intersects with medicine; Sotheby’s auctioned Samuel Beckett’s first novel manuscript for over one million dollars; and other news.

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