September/October 1994

Donald Hall, the country's elder statesman of poetry talks about his work, his influences, his competitive nature, and his marriage to poet Jane Kenyon.

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Features

The Aids Project Los Angeles Writers Workshop

by Louise Steinman
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Since 1991, journalist Irene Borger has taught weekly writing workshops to more than 100 AIDS patients and their caregivers.

A Regional Report from Wyoming

by Rick Kempa
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Writers in Wyoming are connected over vast distances by a strong sense of community

Calyx Books

by Kathleen Norris
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In an Oregon town, a small feminist press survives despite too little capital, a hostile market, too much success.

An Interview with Donald Hall

by Joan Fry
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Donald Hall, the country's elder statesman of poetry talks about his work, his influences, his competitive nature, and his marriage to poet Jane Kenyon.

An Interview with Kate Braverman

by Samantha Dunn
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Kate Braverman, a "brick-throwing survivor of the ’60s," talks about her contemporary urban mythology for women.

An Interview with Charles Baxter

by Kevin Breen
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Charles Baxter, the prolific short story writer, talks about how he creates his vivid characters out of thin air.

Conversations in Cyberspace: The Writer's Place on the Information Superhighway

by G.L. Mitchell
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How to get connected on a computer network and communicate with other writers, learn about publication opportunities, read electronic book, and start an online journal.

News and Trends

Censored Novelist Faces Death Threats

by Jane Ludlam
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Bangladeshi poet, novelist, and physician Taslima Nasrin faces a death threat from Islamic fundamentalists for statements she made in a newspaper interview.

"The Small Press" Makes Mainstream News

by Stephanie Izarek Smith
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In April New York Newsday's Sunday book review section began a new column called "The Small Press," a 750-word review of hardcover fiction from small, independent, and university presses.

Creative Nonfiction—The Emerging Genre

by Tracy Marx
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"Poets Writing Prose," to be published in September, will be the second issue of a new literary journal, Creative Nonfiction, edited by Lee Gutkind.

New Videos: Conversations with African American Writers

by Patricia Murphy
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Films for the Humanities and Sciences, one of the largest distributors of educational audiovisuals in the United States, has released five new color videos of contemporary African American writers.

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