Magazine Articles Tagged With revision

A Poem for Slain Poet Kofi Awoonor, Twenty Ideal Cities for Writers, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.26.13

Kwame Dawes has composed a poem for slain poet Kofi Awoonor; Jason Diamond looks at twenty cities that are great for writers; the Oxford American showcases great photographs taken by Eudora Welty; and other news.

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Sherman Alexie’s Sparks Twitter Deluge, Charlotte Brontë’s French Homework, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.12.13

One page of Charlotte Brontë's French homework fetched almost eighty thousand dollars; Sherman Alexie sparked a Twitter deluge with one Tweet; Charlie Savage looks at the prison library at Guantanamo Bay detention camp; and other news.

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Authors Discuss Boston Marathon Tragic Bombing, Walter Benjamin’s Tips for Writers, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.16.13

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, authors share their thoughts, including Susan Orlean, Jill Lepore, and Dan Chiasson; Jeva Lange details her quest for Melville's Moby-Dick at the 2013 New York Antiquarian Book Fair; essayist Walter Benjamin's thirteen tips for writers; and other news.

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Cheryl Strayed Speaks With Elissa Bassist, Tips for Surviving Rejection, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.31.13

Scribner named Colin Harrison its new editor-in-chief; a new translation of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake made the bestseller list in China; F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's Baltimore townhouse is for sale; and other news.

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Thinking Like an Editor: How to Order Your Poetry Manuscript

by April Ossmann

The Practical Writer

Posted 2.28.11

March/April 2011

Ordering a poetry collection requires the ability to see each poem from a distance as well as analyze the manuscript as a whole. The former executive editor of Alice James Books reveals her strategies for editing a strong book.

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How to Get Unstuck: The Psychology of Writer’s Block

by Dennis Cass

The Literary Life

Posted 1.1.10

January/February 2010

A look at the psychology of writers block and how scientific studies in creativity offer insight into how writers can use the tools they already have to break through.

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Improvisers and Revisers: An Experiment in Spontaneity

by Ken Gordon

The Literary Life

Posted 5.1.06

May/June 2006

It took a long time to write these words. I'm not referring to the psychosomatic affliction known as writer's block. I mean the delays caused by the process of composition and revision.

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Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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