Genre: Poetry

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Writer-in-Residence Program

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center at Arkansas State University offers a monthlong residency in June to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators in Piggott, Arkansas. The residency includes a loft apartment on the downtown square in Piggott, a $1,000 stipend to help cover food and transportation costs, and the opportunity to write in the studio where Ernest Hemingway worked on A Farewell to Arms in 1928. The writer-in-residence will serve as a mentor for eight to ten writers in a weeklong retreat at the education center.

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RESIDENCY
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Event Date: 
June 1, 2024
Rolling Admissions: 
no
Application Deadline: 
February 28, 2024
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
July 14, 2024
Free Admission: 
yes
Contact Information: 

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Writer-in-Residence Program, 1913 Museum Row, Piggott, AR 72454. (870) 598-3487. Adam Long, Executive Director.

Adam Long
Executive Director
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Piggott
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AR
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
72454
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US

Kauai Writers Conference

The 2024 Kauai Writers Conference will be held from November 11 to November 17 at the Royal Sonesta Resort on Kalapaki Beach in Kauai, Hawai‘i. The event features a three-day conference, master classes, one-on-one agent sessions, and publishing consultations for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers.

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CONFERENCE
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no
Event Date: 
November 11, 2024
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
July 14, 2024
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
July 14, 2024
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Kauai Writers Conference, P.O. Box 37, Kapaa, HI 96746. David Katz, Director. davidk@kauaiwritersconference.com

David Katz
Director
Contact City: 
Kauai
Contact State: 
HI
Country: 
US

Tara M. Stringfellow on Magic Enuff

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In this WREG News Channel 3 interview in Memphis, Tara M. Stringfellow talks about how her work as an attorney informed her writing and discusses the poems in her first collection, Magic Enuff (Dial Press, 2024). For more from Stringfellow, read her installment of our Ten Questions series.

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Lifetimes

In the 2023 film Past Lives, writer and director Celine Song explores the concept of inyeon through the main character Nora, a Korean American woman who navigates her relationships with two loves, her husband and her childhood best friend. “There is a word in Korean—inyeon. It means providence or fate. But it’s specifically about relationships between people,” says Nora to her husband when first meeting him. “It’s an inyeon if two strangers even walk by each other on the street and their clothes accidentally brush. Because it means there must have been something between them in their past lives. If two people get married, they say it’s because there have been 8,000 layers of inyeon over 8,000 lifetimes.” Write a poem that contemplates a connection of this type, a fated or destined encounter with another person, whether brief or long-lasting. What might you have meant to each other in a past life?

Taiyon J. Coleman: Traveling Without Moving

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In this Moon Palace Books event in Minneapolis celebrating Taiyon J. Coleman’s debut essay collection, Traveling Without Moving: Essays From a Black Woman Trying to Survive in America (University of Minnesota Press, 2024), which is featured in Page One in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, the author reads with fellow Chicagoan writers April Gibson and Lester A. Batiste.

 

A Wild Life

Zillow Gone Wild is a popular Instagram account, and new HGTV reality TV show, that highlights particularly strange, curious, extreme, or otherwise unusual homes listed on the real estate website Zillow. Even for those who are not actively looking to buy or sell a home, the descriptions and photographs on these listings can serve as an inspiring portal, sparking a curiosity about how others express themselves through their homes, and how one’s own life could be different in a new environment with an idiosyncratic character of its own. Browse through some wild real estate listings online and write a persona poem from the point of view of an imagined inhabitant of the home of your choice. Consider what kind of assumptions or preconceived notions you might be bringing to the persona, and how you can upend expectations.

Defeat Is Inevitable

6.25.24

“In the end, I suppose, defeat is inevitable, / the closing of something once delicately propped / open,” writes Dawn Lundy Martin in her poem “From Which the Thing Is Made,” which appears in her collection Instructions for the Lovers, out today from Nightboat. With each line of the poem, Martin dives deeper into the connection between the narrator and their mother, and how her absence is still felt in the body of the narrator. “Even I can’t let go, can’t sift her being (that part / of her that’s her) from my hands,” writes Martin. This week, start a poem with Martin’s first line: “In the end, I suppose, defeat is inevitable…” What memories and imagery come to mind when you think of defeat or of something closing?

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