Magazine Articles Tagged With craft

Charles Wright Begins Poet Laureate Term, Lena Dunham Kicks Off Book Tour, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.30.14

Finalists for Kirkus Prize announced; National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35; Lee Child on why the Amazon-Hachette battle matters; and other news.

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The Problem of Entitlement: A Question of Respect

by Steve Almond

The Literary Life

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

A writer and workshop instructor grapples with what he sees as an increasing resistance toward the work of established authors among writing students.

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The Art of Reading Lauren Slater

by William Giraldi

The Literary Life

Posted 6.18.14

William Giraldi

In her genre-defying book Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, published in 2000 by Random House, Lauren Slater toys with the conventions of fact, fiction, memory, and art, introducing fabricated occurrences and physical conditions to unveil the truth of her experience—and of the human condition.

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Ghost in the Machine: A Typewriter, a Postcard, and the Objects of Memory

by Maria Mutch

The Literary Life

Posted 5.1.14

Maria Mutch

A writer’s search for a typewriter brings her face to face with both present and past, and helps her understand ideas of friendship, memory, connection, and loss.

 

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Boston Builds Edgar Allan Poe Statue, Pelican Books to Fly Again, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.25.14

Going to the library increases happiness; Camille Rankine and Mary Gaitskill on the importance of being earnest; gay sex in fiction; and other news.

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Xiaolu Guo States American Literature is Overrated, Shia LaBeouf Scandal, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.22.14

Liel Leibovitz reports that Listen Up Philip, a movie that premieres this week at the Sundance Film Festival, has glaring parallels to the work of Philip Roth; musician Trent Reznor is on board to collaborate on the score of David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl; University of Southern California students have launched a letter-writing campaign to save USC’s Master of Professional Writing program; and other news.

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Pedestrian Adventures: Walking to Inspiration

by Celia Johnson

Special Section

Posted 1.1.14

Celia Johnson

A number of writers—including Dickens, Thoreau, Woolf, and Wordsworth, to name a few—have turned to walking for inspiration. This essay explores the myriad benefits that ambulatory excercise can have on the creative life. 

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Urban Tumbleweed: Perambulatory Poetry

by Harryette Mullen

Special Section

Posted 1.1.14

Harryette Mullen

Poet Harryette Mullen explains how daily walks inspired her most recent collection, Urban Tumbleweed: Notes From a Tanka Diary (Graywolf Press, 2013), and shares a selection of poems from the book. 

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Rethinking Restriction: Creative Limitation as a Positive Force

by M. Allen Cunningham

Special Section

Posted 1.1.14

M. Allen Cunningham

While writers often express the need for fewer restrictions in their writing lives, one author argues that implementing limitations may actually lead to surprising—and productive—results.

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No Ideas but in Things: The Importance of First Objects

by Elizabeth Kostova

Special Section

Posted 1.1.14

Elizabeth Kostova

Channeling some of our earliest memories, and specifically the physical objects that often exist at the center of such recollections, can prove to be a productive writing exercise—and might just open the floodgates to inspiration. 

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