In this week’s Mix Tape on the Kenyon Review blog: what does it mean (and require) to “be a poet,” what are the sacred rules of the creative writing workshop, and why is it so damn hard to tend to books and babies simultaneously? Check out these stories and more literary tidbits.
In this week’s Mix Tape on the Kenyon Review blog: the Pushcart’s apparent bias against online journals, Microsoft Word’s effect on not only the writing process but its product, and other shiny bits of literary flotsam and jetsam.
In this week’s Mix Tape on the Kenyon Review blog: the hilarious Hipster-Literary-Bro continuum, totally safe for work bookshelf porn, and books repurposed as decorative and functional iPhone docks and flask holders, among other things.
In this week’s Mix Tape on the Kenyon Review blog: Helen Vendler takes Rita Dove to task for being too inclusive in the new Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry, which segues nicely into the harshest writer-on-writer and musician-on-musician insults in history, which takes us right to resolutions all writers should be making this year. Maybe laying off the insults should be one of them? Check out these tidbits and others!
For my last Mix Tape of the year on the Kenyon Review blog, here’s a look back at ten of my favorite literary tidbits from Mix Tape 2011—the sublime, the ridiculous, and a few things not easily classified as either.
In this week’s Mix Tape on the Kenyon Review blog: holiday gift ideas for the grammar geeks (not grammar geek’s!) in your life, haiku traffic signs in New York City, an anonymous paper artist strikes again, and much more.
In this week’s Mix Tape on the Kenyon Review blog: a list of things to be thankful for, including literary turduckens, Paul Muldoon’s priceless close reading of Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok,” unconventional homegrown libraries, and more.