Magazine Articles Tagged With essays

The Heart-Work: Writing About Trauma as a Subversive Act

by Melissa Febos

Special Section

Posted 1.23.17

January/February 2017

Writing about trauma is sometimes called narcissistic or “navel-gazing,” particularly for women writers. An essayist and memoirist confronts this stigma, and calls on writers to explore their personal traumas and truths—a practice that can lead to stronger writing.

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George Saunders’s Star-Studded Audiobook, Writers on Money, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.18.17

Elizabeth Alexander on her experience as an inaugural poet; writing prompts inspired by famous authors; a literary guide to the Sundance Film Festival; and other news.

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“Surreal” Named Word of the Year, Fanny Howe on Filmmaking, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.20.16

Siri Hustvedt on literature and science; novelist Ahmed Naji released from prison; notable books from indie presses; and other news. 

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On Being Octavia Butler’s Neighbor, NYPL Launches Publishing Imprint, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.16.16

Cynthia Nixon on playing Emily Dickinson; the Poetry Coalition; Jimmy Fallon donates $1 million to First Book; and other news.

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Everything We Don’t Know by Aaron Gilbreath

Posted 12.14.16

Aaron Gilbreath reads from the title essay of his new collection, Everything We Don't Know, published in November by Curbside Splendor.

Everything We Don't Know

On Friday March 23, 2012, a year after Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster, a Canadian patrol aircraft spotted a rusty vessel floating toward the British Columbia coast. It was the Ryou-Un Maru, a Hokkaido shrimping ship, and it was unmanned.

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Writing the Self: Some Thoughts on Words and Woe

by Frank Bures

Special Section

Posted 12.14.16

January/February 2017

A writer recalls his family’s history of depression as well as his own, and explores how writing through the darkest periods can serve as inspiration.

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Matthew Zapruder's Call to Action, Hotels for Book Lovers, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.6.16

Creative nonfiction writer Janice Lee on her new essay collection; Kafka’s sexual phobias were actually pretty normal; Bob Dylan’s Nobel speech to be read on his behalf; and other news. 

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Models of Artistic Resistance, PEN Protests Professor Watchlist, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.30.16

Poet Gregory Pardlo on his forthcoming memoir; reading Yeats’s poetry in the age of Trump; rediscovered Robert Burns manuscript to go on display in Scotland; and other news.

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Thomas Mann Home to Be Preserved, Thoreau the Humorist, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.18.16

Oldest-known stone carving of Ten Commandments sells at auction; Medieval book curses; celebrating Native American author James Welch; and other news.

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Leonard Cohen Has Died, Poems for Coping, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.11.16

The unknown poems of Johnny Cash; funny books to read this fall; essayist Belle Boggs on motherhood and fertility; and other news. 

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