A writer compares what she thought would happen after receiving her MFA with what actually happened, and offers a few practical lessons to writers who may be considering, or who have recently completed, a graduate writing program.
With his new collection of poems, The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon, Willie Perdomo offers a soulful melody that is as deep and vital and dynamic as the poet’s roots in New York City’s Nuyorican poetry scene.
Years after leaving her family farm in Kansas, a memoirist discovers meaning in her work while revisiting the past, and exploring her family’s relationship to the land.
A novelist who grew up in southwest Virginia and who writes of the mountains of her youth examines what it means to be an Appalachian writer.
Emphasizing the distinction between sentiment and sentimentality, a poet makes his case for writing with genuine emotion.
After years of personal struggles including drug abuse and run-ins with the law, a poet meditates on the mentors who helped carry him toward the creative life.
Diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease more than two years ago, an author considers the many inspirations that have kept him writing in the face of tremendous challenge.
Fiction writer Aaron Hamburger got more than he bargained for when he signed up for a class in food writing. Instead of simply learning about a new genre, he also learned some valuable lessons about the one he'd been practicing for years.
Poet Roya Hakakian details the personal importance of the work of Iranian poet Firoozeh Papan-Matin; Guy Kawasaki offers ten strategies for publishers to succeed in the future; a new App called Paragraph Shorts features both classic and new short fiction paired with independent music; and other news.