March/April 1992

Celebrated short story writer Christopher Tilghman talks about growing up in a literary household, living the rural life, and his long road to recognition.

Features

Art Vs. the Uniculture

by E. L. Doctorow
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Testimony in support of the National Endowment for the Arts is submitted to the House Subcommittee on Government Activities and Transportation.

Trademarks: How Much Should Writers Worry?

by Marcia Biederman
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A guide to using trademarks in your fiction writing without infringing, violating, or plagiarizing.

The Poetry-Jazz Fusion

by Vernon Frazier
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The marriage of music and verse.

Break the Circle

by Ben Satterfield
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"What's wrong with writing in America?" According to Ben Satterfield, the insular world of universities, grant-givers, and publishers favors mass-produced writing over originality and daring.

In Chicago, Poetry Workshops for the Homeless

by Molly Miller and Luis Rodriguez
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A local journalist and poet find that amidst poverty and near-hopeless conditions, the homeless "embrace poetry," sometimes stumbling gracefully into rhyme and meter.

An Interview with Christopher Tilghman

by Alice Cary
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Celebrated short story writer Christopher Tilghman talks about growing up in a literary household, living the rural life, and his long road to recognition.

Writing Workshops: How Some Students Get in the Way

by Lowell Jaeger
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Himself a survivor of the workshop experience, this poet and teacher warns against inappropriate behavior.

News and Trends

NEA Survives Attacks in Congress

by Arthur S. Rosenblatt
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Despite opposition in the House and Senate, the National Endowment for the Arts receives $175.9 million in funding.

Yale Review Resumes Publishing

by Ruth Mayer
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J. D. McClatchy relaunches Yale Review.

Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Grants to West Side YMCA

by Arthur S. Rosenblatt
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Thanks to a grant, YMCA celebrates Writer's Voice Program anniversary across the country.

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