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Anis Shivani

Polemic, Prose Writer, Poet & Chef: An In-depth Interview With Anis Shivani

Loren Kleinman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

I talked with Shivani about his latest poetry collection, the state of poetry and the demise of the literary critic.

The Top 25 Underrated Creative Writing MFA Programs (2011-2012)

Seth Abramson | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books
Seth Abramson

The twenty-five programs listed here fully fund a sizable percentage of incoming students, yet still receive less attention from applicants than they deserve.

WATCH: HuffPostBooks Video Slam--You'll Never See Literary Readings The Same Way Again

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Not only are these amazing readings by some of today's strongest emerging talents in literary fiction and poetry, they represent some of the finest work being produced by the nation's best presses committed to discovering new talent.

The Top 10 Creative Writing MFA Program Websites

Seth Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Seth Abramson

Ever since novelist Tom Kealey advised MFA applicants to consider a program's online promotional materials, young writers have been comparing notes about which program websites measure up.

Why You Should Reject The 'New Rules For Writers'

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

There's a virus going around the Internet right now that threatens to change the way you look at the world. And it seems to be infecting unpublished and "under-published" writers.

Six More Myths About the Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts

Seth Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Seth Abramson

In an earlier article, six myths about the creative writing Master of Fine Arts were busted. Here, six more go under the ax.

Rap, Eloise, Seabiscuit And Doughnuts

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Autobiography of Mark Twain" by Mark Twain The American-Statesman Twain was insistent never to write a coherent, chronological account of his life. A...

21 Of The Coolest Book Covers This Year

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Book cover design is an underappreciated art form, yet it can help make a book. What goes into the thought process, and how do all involved collaborate?

The New Face of the Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts

Seth Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Seth Abramson

There are now too many literary artists, publishers, readings, salons, conferences, creative writing programs, literary magazines, and bohemian coteries for any one person to keep tabs on.

Anis Shivani On Andrew Ervin

Charlotte Observer | Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Hungary Ervin depicts -- as a former expatriate himself -- is tawdry, corrupt and ideologically bereft, uncomfortably on its way from former Sovie...

The Top 25 Underrated Creative Writing MFA Programs (2010-2011)

Seth Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Seth Abramson

These programs fully fund 70% or more of students, yet receive less attention from applicants than they deserve.

The Decline of the New York City MFA

Seth Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Seth Abramson

New York City MFAs are subject to a vicious circle from which some may not escape.

Six Myths About the Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts

Seth Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Seth Abramson

Myth: MFA programs are desperate for tuition dollars, so they'll admit almost anyone. Fact: Portland State's MFA (ranked #52 nationally) is a tougher admit than University of Pennsylvania's undergraduate program.

The 17 Most Innovative University Presses

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Following our spotlight of independent literary presses, here is a special feature devoted to the most exciting university presses in the country. ...

Jezebel To HuffPost Blogger: 'Literary Critic Hates Vaginas'

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Over the weekend, Huffington Post blogger Anis Shivani posted "The 15 Most Overrated Contemporary American Writers," which quickly became hot on Twit...

Anis Shivani Interview: Author, Critic, And HuffPost Blogger On His Debut Novel

Dark Sky Magazine | Brian Allen Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Anis Shivani's debut collection, Anatolia and Other Stories (Black Lawrence Press, 2010), is packed with rich stories that span the globe. These linea...