Magazine Articles Tagged With creative process

Why We Write: San Francisco 2015

Posted 4.30.15

Melissa Faliveno, associate editor of Poets & Writers Magazine, leads a conversation with authors Wendy Lesser, Yiyun Li, Alejandro Murguia, D. A. Powell, and Michelle Tea about the personal, political, and professional reasons we choose to write while living in a culture, a family, or a community that doesn’t always value what we do.

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Art vs. Life, a Quarrel: San Francisco 2015

Posted 4.24.15

David Shields and Caleb Powell, authors of I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel, reignite the age-old debate about the lives of artists as they attempt to disturb preconceived divisions between reality and fiction, life and art.

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The Time Is Now

by Staff

The Literary Life

Posted 4.15.15

Staff

Writing prompts and exercises in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction employing kindness, strange connections, and the timeless wisdom of Special Agent Dale Cooper.

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Rethinking Rejection: Notes from the Slush Pile

by Reagan Upshaw

The Literary Life

Posted 4.15.15

Reagan Upshaw

The assistant poetry editor of Able Muse offers his thoughts on coming to terms with the inevitability—and impersonality—of rejection in the world of literary magazines.

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The Written Image: Jennifer Collier

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 2.10.15

March/April 2015

UK artist Jennifer Collier uses repurposed books and papers to sculpt an array of art objects inspired by the very materials used to create them—from stilettos made from the pages of Little Women to gloves fashioned from the illustrated text of Alice in Wonderland—each finished project a reflection of the written words from which it’s made.

 

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The Art of Reading Per Petterson: Finding Appalachia in a Norwegian Novel

by Deborah Reed

The Literary Life

Posted 2.10.15

Deborah Reed

Even in translation, Norwegian author Per Petterson’s prose is intensely rhythmic and lyrical, evoking something akin to the oral tradition of Appalachian storytelling.

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Where We Write: Iowa

by Kodi Scheer

The Literary Life

Posted 2.10.15

Kodi Scheer

Iowa isn’t just the Writers’ Workshop. A native Iowan talks about how she learned to capture the true nature of her home state, and the stoic people who live there, in her writing.

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The Moment of Truth: Eleven Authors Share Stories of Life-Changing Retreats

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 2.10.15

Kevin Larimer

Whether it’s the seclusion or the community, the time to look inward or the chance to come together, a retreat can change the trajectory of a writer’s career—and life. Eleven authors share their stories of the major turning points they experienced at writers’ retreats.

 

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Wonder Woman: What My First Artists Retreat Taught Me About Writing, Murder, and Myself

by Nancy Méndez-Booth

Special Section

Posted 2.10.15

Nancy Méndez-Booth

On her way to the Vermont Studio Center and in a moment of panic, a writer tells a lie that leads her to realize an important truth about herself—and exactly what it takes to finish her novel.

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The Art of Reading John Berryman: Waking Up in The Dream Songs

by Jay Baron Nicorvo

The Literary Life

Posted 1.30.15

January/February 2015

A personal and in-depth look at the life and poetry of John Berryman, with particular focus on The Dream Songs—from the lasting impact of his father’s death to questions of racism and misogyny and, finally, to Berryman’s own tragic end.

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