Patricia Lockwood on her cats; Mary Norris on the “long hot summer of grammar”; CLMP to honor Kima Jones and Will Evans; and other news.
Gabriel García Márquez’s “cocktail stories”; author and book critic Marie Arana shares her favorite books; Deborah Landau on gun control; and other news.
One hundred years from now, what physical objects from your life would you want preserved that express your work as a writer? In the New York Times, Thessaly La Force asks, “What should an artist save?” while examining the eclectic archives left behind by artists, including boxes of fabric in Louise Bourgeois’s basement, a rejection letter addressed to Andy Warhol, and David Wojnarowicz’s “magic box.” Jot down a list of objects, physical spaces, and writings that you would consider integral to understanding the intersections of your life and work. Write a lyric essay composed of reflections on each of these items and how they are connected to your personal creative intentions or beliefs.
How much money the library saves you; the National Endowment for the Humanities announces $29 million in grants; Trisha Low on artistic stakes; and other news.
This series of interviews with nearly forty book editors, publishers, and agents offers a unique look at the past, present, and future of the book industry and what writers can do to thrive in today’s publishing world.
The University of Cincinnati Press imprint publishes books of poetry and fiction that continue the successes of its affiliated literary journal, the Cincinnati Review.
The story behind John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath; Justin Phillip Reed on the sonnet; the success of two Boston writing groups; and other news.
Dozens arrested for protesting Amazon’s involvement with ICE; a virtual tour of Jane Austen’s library; the resurgence of books featuring witchcraft; and other news.