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The Problem of Entitlement: A Question of Respect

8.20.14

A writer and workshop instructor grapples with what he sees as an increasing resistance toward the work of established authors among writing students.

A Writer’s Comeback: How I Built My Own Literary Scene and Saved Myself

Online Only, posted 8.20.14

Founder of the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop in Brooklyn, New York, Julia Fierro discusses how creating her own workshop program—and in doing so, building her own community of writers—allowed her to rediscover her own voice.

Perversity of Spirit: What It Takes to Be a Writer

by Rufi Thorpe

The Literary Life

September/October 2014

<p>One author argues that talent is the least important part of becoming a writer.</p>

Why We Write: The Wounded and Enduring

by Wendy Brown-Baez

The Literary Life

July/August 2014

<p>Through her work with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, a poet discovers that writing can grant a type of freedom to incarcerated men—and in the process finds her own sense of peace in the wake of personal trauma.&nbsp;</p>

The Aha! Moment: Carl Phillips, Judge for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

May/June 2014

<p>The current judge for America’s oldest and most prestigious first-book prize for poets discusses his encounter with the poems from <i>Blue</i> <i>Yodel</i>, Ansel Elkins’s 2014 prize-winning collection, which will be published next year by Yale University Press.&nbsp;</p>

Labor of Love: The Anthology from Conception to Publication

by Eleanor Henderson and Anna Solomon

The Practical Writer

May/June 2014

<p>Two novelists discuss the excitement and challenges of editing an anthology of essays.</p>
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