May/June 1992

Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer, literary outlaw John Rechy, and essayist Janet Sternburg discuss their work.


St. Mark's Poetry Project Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

by Paul Perilli
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Looking back on the colorful history of New York City's "vortex" of energetic poetry.

Inside a Literary Contest

by Glenda McCrary
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With contest bashing at an all-time high, an editor and contest coordinator explains the delicate process of running a competition.

Writing and Being

by Nadine Gordimer
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An excerpt from South African writer Nadine Gordimer's Nobel Prize acceptance speech.

An Interview With John Rechy

by Joan Fry
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A literary outlaw talks about religion, sexuality, and the wild, wild west.

"A Sleeve of Rain"

by Harriet Doerr
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An excerpt from The Writer on Her Work, Volume II.

The Writer on Her Work

by Janet Sternburg
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An editor and essayist reflects on her landmark collection of personal essays by women writers.

News and Trends

1992 Literary Olympians Collection

by Ruth Mayer
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Editor Elizabeth Bartlett publishes a poetry anthology on the occasion of the 1992 Olympics.

A Healthier New Year for NWU Members

by Tracy Marx
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Affiliation with the United Auto Workers will give National Writers Union members access to group health insurance.

NEA Chairman Resigns

by Arthur S. Rosenblatt
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John Frohnmayer steps down after two and a half years at the helm of the National Endowment for the Arts.