Dream Logic

Poetry Prompt

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Posted 7.29.14 by Writing Prompter

Occasionally we have those dreams we wake up from and can't seem to shake from our sleepy heads. Some people insist that if you remember your dream vividly, it's a sign that there's a message contained within that you're supposed to remember, or something you're supposed to learn from. This week, write a poem using a recent dream as inspiration. Draw from the fantastical, nonsensical images your brain conjured up, and the logic that seems to make sense only inside your dreaming mind.

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Apple Acquires BookLamp, Yaddo Receives Landmark Status, and More

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Online Only, posted 7.28.14

Simon & Schuster partners with Regan Arts; early J. D. Salinger stories republished; Oakland couple creates new space for poetry; and other news.

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The Magician's Land

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Posted 7.28.14

Fans and fellow writers read a chapter from The Magician's Land, the third and final book in Lev Grossman's best-selling Magicians trilogy, forthcoming from Viking in August.

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Amazon’s Second Quarter Losses, Concern Over Apple’s Proposed Settlement, and More

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Online Only, posted 7.25.14

Northwestern University sues author; Pearson reports a profit; Elizabeth E. Barker named director of the Boston Athenæum; and other news.

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Constellations

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Posted 7.25.14

Todd Boss reads "Constellations," a poem animated by filmmaker Angella Kassube. The team cofounded the poetry and film collaborative Motionpoems in 2008. An article on Motionpoems by Christie Taylor was featured in the January/February 2014 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Lacy M. Johnson Recommends...

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Posted 7.24.14

“The very worst times in my life have been marked by silence: times when I wasn’t allowed to write, or couldn’t write, or when language completely failed me. I didn’t write a word, beyond e-mails or Facebook status updates, for nearly two years after I finished graduate school.

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Germany Digitizes WWI Documents, North Carolina Writers React to “Poet Gate,” and More

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Online Only, posted 7.24.14

San Francisco bookstores struggle with high rents; writers discussing money; one-star reviews of classic literature; and other news.

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Ways to Make Money

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Posted 7.24.14

"I used to sit around and think about ways to make money. None of these ways were very promising." Poet Suzanne Lummis reminisces before reading "Ways to Make Money #1," published in the December 2013 issue of Spillway magazine. Lummis is the cofounder and director of the Los Angeles Poetry Festival.

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Confidence

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 7.24.14 by Writing Prompter

Deep within us, we have desires or goals we might be nervous about bringing out into the open for whatever reason. Maybe we feel embarrassed or that we can't compete with those who have already mastered the skill we seek to learn. You might have felt this way when showing your writing to someone for the first time—or maybe you still haven't shown your writing to anyone yet. This week, think about whether there are any factors that make it difficult for you to share your work. If you've taken the leap and put yourself out there, write about what that felt like.

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Ferris, Fowler Make Man Booker Longlist

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Posted 7.23.14 by Prize Reporter

The Man Booker Prize Foundation announced the longlist today for the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. This year marks the first time in the prize's history that any author, irrespective of nationality, with work written originally in English and published in the United Kingdom, is eligible to win.

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