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"Where I grew up, I never met a writer." Justin Torres, author of We the Animals (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011), speaks about his experience as a Lambda Literary fellow in 2007, and how that community solidified his commitment to become a writer.
“Years ago, a friend told me that she thinks of writer’s block as ‘fallow time,’ the season the farmer leaves the field unsown so that crops can grow more productively (I’m a city girl; I had to look it up). I’ve had some long fallow seasons..."
“At some point I realized that I’m incapable of writing poems unless someone forces me to do it. Revising is easier for me; it can happen even against my better judgment as soon as I open a document. But someone’s got to make me..."
Author Jen Michalski takes us on a tour of the many literary sites writers should visit while strolling the gritty streets of Baltimore.
Join indie author Edie Rhoads as she showcases the local literary treasures of one of America’s most picturesque cities.
Adam Ross, author of the New York Times Notable Book Mr. Peanut, takes us on a tour of his beloved Nashville, "a great secret, cool as all get-out but never self-consciously hip or competitive," with a literary life as vibrant as its musical one.
Author and Tin House Magazine editor Michelle Wildgen serves as our guide to the literary locales of Madison, Wisconsin, a city whose lofty earnestness in everything from food to literature inspired her two novels.
Our Writers Retreats Issue features stories of life-changing conferences and residencies; profiles of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith and novelist T. Geronimo Johnson; an in-depth interview with literary agent Jennifer Joel; the art of reading Norwegian novelist Per Petterson; the big business of film adaptations; Bread Loaf's new conference for translators; advice for poets on reading tours; and much more.
by Michael Bourne
The late poet laureate Philip Levine spoke in early 2012 about his plans for the position and the range of influences on his work through the years.
by Michael Szczerban
Jennifer Joel, whose clients include Chris Cleave, Joe McGinniss Jr., Evan Osnos, and Shonda Rhimes, talks about the difference between selling fiction and nonfiction, what inspires her to go the extra mile for her authors, and what writers should really want out of publishing.
by Michael Taeckens
The second installment of Reviewers & Critics features longtime book critic and culture essayist Roxane Gay, a true powerhouse in literary circles.
by Joshua Bodwell
The increasing success and growth of a nonprofit writing center in Portland, Maine, reflects the incredible importance of storytelling in the lives of youths.
by Cat Richardson
The director of Bread Loaf’s new Translators’ Conferences talks about how the conference came about, what shape it will take, and what it means to be a translator in today’s literary culture.
It’s still early morning as I make my way by taxi across Cape Town, traveling from our ship in the harbor to the Artscape Theatre Center on the Foreshore. It’s a sharp, blue-sky day in late March.
Since appearing in our annual Debut Poets roundup, a number of the one hundred and twelve poets we’ve highlighted have gone on to create a wealth of interesting and important work. The following list includes each poet we’ve featured in the past ten years, his or her debut collection, and the many full-length books that followed.
Culled from our Writers Recommend series, the music and movies that inspire authors to keep writing, with recommendations from Sandra Beasley, Chloe Caldwell, Scott Cheshire, Joshua Henkin, and others.