Lit-link roundup: Pulitzer Do-Over, 50 Short Fictions at Wigleaf, Nick Antosca, Blake Butler, Alix Ohlin, TMN contest, Baffler fundraiser and more.
“You could say these stories are meant to shock, but we all know that we live in an unshockable age.”
April’s staff reading list includes Hemingway, Ron Rash, Vanessa Veselka, Gary Lutz, James Franco and more.
Even students who love writing aren’t thrilled about first-year composition. If not taught well, the classwork and assignments feel routine, like practice with no chance for game time.
Dana Fredsti, novelist and former swordswoman in charge of training on Sam Raimi’s Army of Darkness, manages to squeeze some fresh juice out of an idea that Buffy did better on the small screen.
This week’s links include the luck of artistic success, DFW and Don DeLillo, Teju Cole’s Small Fates and more.
Put your poetry here, poetic people.
A lazy Monday, so I just wanted to let you know that Jackie Corley and friends have now provided you with 10 years of Word Riot. We say: Here’s to 10 more years.
“The beautiful thing about memoir is also the thing that makes it the most appalling: It’s actually you on the page.”
The Identity Theory staff reading list for March 2012 includes new stuff by Dan Chaon, Don Lee, Laird Hunt and more.
Today would have been Jack Kerouac’s 90th birthday.
Critics have missed some thematic points that are worth exploring to further illustrate the worthiness of Coppola’s still-undervalued character study.