Our cover story is a profile of Chuck Palahniuk, whose fourth novel, Choke, explores faith, sex, and compulsion in the modern age with the author's signature razor-sharp wit.
Julianna Baggott: How to Be the Next Big Thing
A profile of poet Julianna Baggott.
Chuck Palahniuk: Choke Hold on the Zeitgeist
A profile of Chuck Palahniuk.
Writing as a Healing Art
Recovering Your Silenced Voice
Poetry and healing workshops.
Poetry in Prisons: Part Two
A profile of the Hispanic Americans for Progress poetry workshops at New Jersey State Prison.
Poetry in Prisons: Part One
A profile of the Harvest Moon Collective, a writing workshop group in an upstate NY prison, and the facility's accompanying visiting writers series.
Creativity and the Importance of Fourth Grade
Teaching young people poetry and expository writing through Teachers and Writers Collaborative.
How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives
Writing to heal from traumatic experiences.
Frances Driscoll and The Rape Poems
Profile of Frances Driscoll, poet and rape survivor.
Literary Life-Writing in the 20th Century
"Scriptotherapy" or autobiographical writing as a form of therapy.
Goddard's Transformative Language Arts Program
A program at Goddard College in Vermont combines creative writing, teaching, and therapy.
News and Trends
BOA Celebrates 25 Years of Books
An anniversary for the small poetry press founded by Al Poulin, Jr.
New Rivers Press Suffers Great Loss
Minnesota's oldest literary nonprofit publisher suffers financial hardship and the death of its founder, Bill Truesdale.
Well Versed in Medicine
The physicians of Bellevue Hospital and the Department of Medicine at New York University debut their Bellevue Literary Review.
Fair Showcases Literary Magazines
The Literary Magazine Fair in New York City showcases the array of journals being published today.
The Practical Writer
Poet as Rock Star: How to Slam Your Way Across America
Self-promotion on the poetry slam scene.
Agents and the Internet: A Guide to Finding Who's Right for You
The creator of the Web site Literary Agents on the Web gives advice on how to meet your match.
The Literary Life
The Trouble With Titles: A Novelist on the Name Game
The importance of coming up with a decent book title.
The Expatriate Writer in Paris: Revising the Myth
American expat in Paris separates fiction from fact.