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Architecture for Travelers

2.12.14

This spring poets Joshua Edwards and Lynn Xu will build a house together after exploring the meaning of home through writing, photography, and a 680-mile walk across Texas.

Lambda's San Diego School Initiative

2.10.15

In the LGBTQ Writers in Schools program’s first district-wide partnership, Lambda Literary teams up with the second largest school district in California to bring LGBTQ books and authors to students.

After the MFA: Fantasy, Reality, and Lessons Learned

Online Only, posted 8.20.14

A writer compares what she thought would happen after receiving her MFA with what actually happened, and offers a few practical lessons to writers who may be considering, or who have recently completed, a graduate writing program.

Where We Write: Kansas

by Julene Bair

The Literary Life

May/June 2014

<p>Years after leaving her family farm in Kansas, a memoirist discovers meaning in her work while revisiting the past, and exploring her family’s relationship to the land.</p>

A Q&A With Willie Perdomo

by Tyehimba Jess

Feature

May/June 2014

<p>With his new collection of poems, <i>The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon</i>, Willie Perdomo offers a soulful melody that is as deep and vital and dynamic as the poet’s roots in New York City’s Nuyorican poetry scene.</p>

The Sentimentalist: In Defense of Feeling

by Nate Pritts

The Literary Life

March/April 2014

<p>Emphasizing the distinction between sentiment and sentimentality, a poet makes his case for writing with genuine emotion.</p>

Where We Write: Appalachia

by Mary Stewart Atwell

The Literary Life

March/April 2014

<p>A novelist who grew up in southwest Virginia and who writes of the mountains of her youth examines what it means to be an Appalachian writer.</p>

Why We Write: Life Seems Inconceivably Rich

by Richard Smolev

The Literary Life

January/February 2014

<p>Diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease more than two years ago, an author considers the many inspirations that have kept him writing in the face of tremendous challenge.</p>

The Miracle of Mentors: From the Hard Life to the Writing Life

12.31.13

After years of personal struggles including drug abuse and run-ins with the law, a poet meditates on the mentors who helped carry him toward the creative life.

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