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The Detroit-based nonprofit Write a House is a writers residency program that renovates vacant homes and gives the homes to writers. The organization supports the literary arts, vocational education, and neighborhood stabilization. Read more on the program in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
Julia Fierro, founder of the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop in Brooklyn, New York, speaks on the desire to portray the new American woman's experience in her debut novel, Cutting Teeth (St. Martin's Press, 2014). Fierro is featured in "The MFA Alternatives: Independent Writing Workshops" by Michael Bourne, in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
Marysue Rucci, editor in chief at Simon & Schuster, speaks about her immediate response and connection to the story and characters from We Are Not Ourselves, a forthcoming debut novel from Matthew Thomas. Read more on the backstory of this novel in "A Day in the Life of a Publishing House" by Michael Bourne, in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
In this video from the Cortland Review, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet offers a glimpse into her home and shares how her life in Virginia has influenced her work. Emerson discusses the pros and cons of journal writing in the September/October 2014 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
Edward Hirsch speaks about American poets and poetry abroad at the Academy of American Poets' 2013 Poets Forum. Hirsch discusses his two new books, Gabriel and A Poet's Glossary, in the September/October 2014 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. For more Hirsch, watch him on the Why We Write panel at the Poets & Writers Live event in New York City this past June.
"We teach people that good writing is about empathy." GrubStreet is an independent writing center in Boston with thirty regular instructors and twenty-five hundred students. GrubStreet is featured in "The MFA Alternatives: Independent Writing Workshops" by Michael Bourne, in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
"Our family trait is to remember / only the good times / like a last blown kiss at the door." This poem from Cynthia Atkins is made into a short film by the Poetry Storehouse. Atkins is the author of In the Event of Full Disclosure (Wordtech, 2013), a book of poetry exploring mental illness and family ties.