July/August 1990

Uninhibited and irrepressible, David Bradley talks about life as a preacher's kid, black literature, and his own writing.

Features

Thanks for Attacking the NEA

by Garrison Keillor
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Garrison Keillor speaks out in favor of the National Endowment for the Arts.

A Tribute to Seymour Krim

by Gerald Nicosia
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Remembering a writer described as "a fighter with words."

Backtalk

by Jeanne Schinto
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A dozen writers debate the pros and cons of responding publicly to bad reviews.

David Bradley: An Interview

by Will Nixon
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Uninhibited and irrepressible, David Bradley talks about life as a preacher's kid, black literature, and his own writing.

Layle Silbert: Writing With Light

by Diane Lefer
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"Writing is what I do alone," says portrait photographer Layle Silbert. "Photography is how I keep in touch with the world."

News and Trends

Advocacy Day and NEA Hearings

by Arthur S. Rosenblatt
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A rally takes place on Cultural Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C., calling for reauthorization of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Arts Strings Tie Up Grantees

by Arthur S. Rosenblatt
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The National Endowment for the Arts requires that grantees sign compliance letters regarding use of their funds.

Writers Coalition Opposes NEA Restructuring

by Staff
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The Coalition of Writers Organizations opposes a proposal to channel a larger percentage of NEA funds through state arts organizations.

North Star Line Poetry Series

by David Sacks
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The founder and publisher of Blue Moon Books launches a poetry series.

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