Poet and fiction writer Kelly Cherry talks about God, Duncan the Dog, Beethoven, Dr. Joyce Brothers, the CIA, the KGB, Alzheimer’s, outer space, and the poetic possibilities of the essential self.
On God, Duncan the Dog, Beethoven, Dr. Joyce Brothers: A Profile of (Who Else?) Kelly Cherry
A profile of poet and prose writer Kelly Cherry.
First Aid for Fiction Writers
Generic Prescriptions: Could Writing Workshops Be More Helpful?
Suggestions for revising the writing workshop.
Vital Signs: Midlist and Other Fictions of Publishing
A publisher shares insider knowledge about the myths surrounding the trade.
Alternative Medicine: How (and Why) I Got Published by a University Press
The merits of publshing with a university press.
Symptoms of Success: Major Fiction Awards and Their Impact on the Winners
How writers and their counterparts have responded to big prizes.
News and Trends
Two Quarterlies Close Pages
Story and the American Voice stop publication.
Executive/Poet Establishes Press
On Tupelo Press.
Libraries Partner With Starbucks
On coffee shops and books.
The Practical Writer
Faith Sale, Editor at Work: A Writer's Best Reader
Editor Faith Sale has ushered into print works by the likes of Donald Barthelme, Amy Tan, and Kurt Vonnegut.
Creating Character: Fiction Lessons for Black Authors
A novelist discusses the black writer's journey to creating characters.
The Literary Life
Free River Press: Giving Voice to the Forgotten
Bob Wolf's Publishing House.
Art of Reading American Mavericks: Wild Rides With Revolutionaries
In the sort of yarn that appeals to this author, you can feel the ground shake from artillery barrages, hear the call of bugles, and smell fires burning.
Metromania: The National Conversation, Po-Biz Style
The various venues for criticism and discussion of poetry.