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The Day You Read This

Iain S. Thomas | Posted 04.20.2015 | Books
Iain S. Thomas

On this day, you read something that moved you and made you realise there were no more fears to fear. No tears to cry. No head to hang in shame.

This Poem About Sexual Harassment Will Haunt You, Then Make You Think

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.05.2014 | Women

Sadly, it is no secret that women navigate sexual harassment often, in a number of environments. However, in this video-reading of her poem "Wednes...

How to Stop 'Saving' the English Major

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Ryan Chapin Mach

I sometimes lie awake at night cursing the heavens, wishing that God had never forged a love of the written word from the steel of my very soul and instead forged something that would have allowed me to invent Candy Crush.

Argument Over Literary Forms Turns Deadly in Russia

Tony Phillips | Posted 04.05.2014 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

So what are we to make of this latest installment of Russian esoterica vengeance? Could it be that booze and literature don't mix?

Inspiring Passages For Writers

Constance Hale | Posted 01.30.2013 | Books
Constance Hale

Most of us learn pretty quickly (like, by age 2) that we need verbs to express our deepest desires. But my serious crush on verbs started when, as a writer, I tried to figure out not just what makes sentences tick, but what makes a readers sit up and pay attention to a passage

Writing Despite Myself, Because of Myself

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 01.27.2013 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

The trouble with being a writer is that you have work through things. You have to work through your life. Things like work and laundry and cooking dinner and friends and holidays.

The Last Poet To Win The Nobel Prize

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

I've been trying to track down English translations of poems by Herta Muller, the newest Nobel Laureate in Literature, but they are awfully hard to come by (if they even exist).