Magazine Articles Tagged With craft

Muradov's Accidental Inspiration

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 12.16.14

January/February 2015

“My work is a lifelong celebration of futility.” Artist Roman Muradov, designer of this issue’s cover, discusses his various wells of inspiration, his relationship to the written word, and the importance of doing nothing.

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The Written Image: Sorted Books

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 12.16.14

January/February 2015

In her Sorted Books project, Nina Katchadourian arranges books from libraries—including William S. Burroughs’s personal collection, as well as those housed in museums and galleries across the country, to find a kind of poetry in the spines.

 

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Ethnicity and Craft: Creating Characters, not Caricatures

by Jennifer De Leon

The Literary Life

Posted 12.16.14

Jennifer De Leon

A writer and editor shares her thoughts, as well as lessons learned from authors such as Junot Díaz, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Celeste Ng, on writing of and from a culture that may be foreign to the reader: what do we explain, italicize, or translate? How do we navigate the divide between the ethnicity of a writer or character and that of her audience?

 

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Feckless Pondering: Emotional Beats and the Art of Repose

by Benjamin Percy

The Literary Life

Posted 12.16.14

Benjamin Percy

A case for balancing action with introspection in fiction, in order to avoid “gumming up the gears of your story.”

 

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More Ideas Faster: Writing With Abandon

by Grant Faulkner

Special Section

Posted 12.16.14

Grant Faulkner

A writer learns that letting go of the need for perfectionism, and instead allowing the creative impulse to guide him fluidly and freely, can revitalize the practice of writing.

 

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Art Vs. Life: A Quarrel Between David Shields and Caleb Powell

by David Shields and Caleb Powell

Special Section

Posted 12.16.14

David Shields and Caleb Powell

What comes first—the human or the writer? David Shields and Caleb Powell discuss the origins and collaborative process behind the four-day argument about life and art that became their new book (and film), I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel.

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Quieting the Mind: The Sound of Letting Go

by Sarah Herrington

Special Section

Posted 12.16.14

Sarah Herrington

While at a ten-day silent meditation retreat, a writer reluctantly puts away her pen, choosing instead to fully inhabit herself and her experience.

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Stories That Sing: A Profile of Michael Williams

by Jeremiah Chamberlin

Online Exclusive

Online Only, posted 12.16.14

January/February 2015

It’s still early morning as I make my way by taxi across Cape Town, traveling from our ship in the harbor to the Artscape Theatre Center on the Foreshore. It’s a sharp, blue-sky day in late March. More

Answer Songs: Music as Muse

by Ben Arthur

Special Section

Posted 12.16.14

January/February 2015

A songwriter responds to literature—such as stories by Jonathan Lethem and George Saunders—with music, carrying the creative conversation across art forms.

 

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This Thing I Made: Letterpress Meets High Tech at the IPRC

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

Michael Bourne

Writers take bookmaking into their own hands at Portland, Oregon’s Independent Publishing Resource Center.

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