My Top Five Bookstores

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High Fidelity is 100% responsible for my tendency to compartmentalize my life into Top 5 lists. Throughout my life, I have lived in different places across the US (New England, the Mid-Atlantic, the… Continue reading

Joseph Young — Biographies

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Joseph Young Biographies Benjamin Britten Childhood’s teeth, a war history in boys. A thousand spirochetes, skyrockets, the outcasts of peace. Margery Kempe Whose tongue is turned — man in women, god for man,… Continue reading

Post-AWP Reflection

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AWP will take it out of you. Those of us who traveled up to Boston this year for the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing programs lagged for several days… Continue reading

Michael B. Tager — Dinner and the End of the World

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Michael B. Tager Dinner and the End of the World Kyle’s smile is lazy and comfortable and it’s meant to put me at ease. But the taut way he holds his body and… Continue reading

AWP 2013: Dispatches from the Field, Day Zero

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Driving through the night is less fun than when I was younger The Hilton Back Bay is no longer a Hilton owned hotel Writers drink I get the impression that a poet friend… Continue reading

Blog: Half the Fun of Books

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I went to Normals Bookstore today. I like going to used bookstores because I think it’s the literary equivalent of getting a rescue dog. I often forget that I live so close to… Continue reading

“I’m Tweeting That.”

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I’m the person that you’ve turned off your Facebook push notifications for because I post too many times per day. In the midst of writing a research paper, I will suddenly find myself… Continue reading

A Homegrown Event

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BATIMORE –Here is a homegrown product worth getting behind: our friends over at Ink Press Productions are hosting a promising event tomorrow in Baltimore at E.M.P. Collective. A Dark Valentine Party is the… Continue reading

Blog: The Story of James Lasdun

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The story of James Lasdun Tell me you heard about this story: writing professor James Lasdun recounts his tale of being stalked, life-altering-type stalked, by a former M.F.A. student. The way he tells… Continue reading

Safe Haven

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All writers are in search of that spot. You know, the place where words feel comfortable enough to spill out of you onto your page freely. The place where Writer’s Block is prohibited… Continue reading