When a writer suffers a serious concussion as a result of a car accident, she fears she might never write again. What she discovers instead on the long journey to recovery is a whole new writing practice.
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Developed in Sanskrit literature, rasa theory is an intense, visceral, and emotional response to viewing or reading a work of art. It can also help artists and writers effectively represent and harness emotions, creating suspense and surprise in their art.
The often playful process of writer-artist collaboration is explored through a close examination of the book Alphabetique: 26 Characteristic Fictions by poet Molly Peacock and visual artist Kara Kosaka.
A useful skill for one’s writing practice is the ability to write badly. A poet explains how allowing ourselves to write badly is not only generative, but can also break the habit of self-censorship and can lead to our best work.
Austria’s fifty-two-letter word of the year; fiction inspired by real works of art; Minnesota health clinic incorporates poetry classes into wellness programs; and other news.
NaNoWriMo advice; contemporary novelists on recreating the the 1980s; Murakami on embracing one’s inner darkness; and other news.
Witches as bodily translations of fear; Fanny Howe on religion and race; a tour of Marlon James’s Minneapolis loft; and other news.
A poet reflects on how working as a farmhand in the Berkshires provided the foundation for her new book, Work & Days, an investigation of the rich and ancient intersection between the agricultural and literary callings.
Compose a trio of sensory poems, channel your inner Dickens, or reflect on the relationship between courage and generosity—three prompts to kindle your creativity during the holiday season.
On New Yorker poetry; serial publication and the collaborative writing process; Lena Dunham named spokesperson for Indies First; and other news.