Thanks to Catherine Pierce, author of Famous Last Words and The Girls of Peculiar, for tagging me in this self-interview series. UPDATE! The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison is the winner of the 2012 Dorset Prize, selected by Kimiko Hahn. It will be published by… Read More
In this week’s Mix Tape on the Kenyon Review blog: Ned Stuckey-French’s Dear John [D’Agata] letter; Aldous Huxley’s letter to George Orwell, in which he (respectfully, of course) claims victory in the Battle of Literary Dystopias; and a handful of other must-reads for the literary… Read More
In this week’s Mix Tape on the Kenyon Review blog: a hilarious field guide to the AWP conference this week, Dinty W. Moore’s insightful response to the John D’Agata mess, Maya Rudolph’s punking of Maya Angelou, and much more.
In this week’s Mix Tape on the Kenyon Review blog: Nick Flynn on seeing his life’s most painful moments re-enacted (by Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, and Paul Dano) in the movie adaptation of his memoir; Kevin Prufer on sentimentality and complexity; a look at… Read More
In this week’s Mix Tape on the Kenyon Review blog: the Dickens World theme park, “complete with soot, pickpockets, cobblestones, gas lamps, animatronic Dickens characters and strategically placed chemical ‘smell pots’ that would, when heated, emit odors of offal and rotting cabbage”; where the HBO… Read More
In this week’s Mix Tape on the Kenyon Review blog: All Things Considered’s first “newspoet,” a brief history of (hyperbolic, formulaic, sometimes downright misleading) blurbs, and responses from several creative writing professors to Anis Shivani’s snarky question, “Can Creative Writing Be Taught?”
In this week’s Mix Tape on the Kenyon Review blog: looking at cellar door, supposedly the most beautiful phrase in the English language, and how it pops up in pop culture; remembering poets Dorothea Tanning and Wisława Szymborska; and continuing the Great MFA Debate over at Ploughshares. Check out… Read More
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… Read More
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.