From the Magazine

Ethnicity and Craft: Creating Characters, not Caricatures

by
Jennifer De Leon
12.16.14

A writer and editor shares her thoughts, as well as lessons learned from authors such as Junot Díaz, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Celeste Ng, on writing of and from a culture that may be foreign to the reader: what do we explain, italicize, or translate? How do we navigate the divide between the ethnicity of a writer or character and that of her audience?

 

Growing in a Poet's Garden

by
Steven Ross Smith
12.16.14

A writer learns that letting go of the need for perfectionism, and instead allowing the creative impulse to guide him fluidly and freely, can revitalize the practice of writing.

 

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