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May 08, 2018
Halted by Haiku
The last thing the world needs is another post about “living in the moment,” but...
April 26, 2018
Do I Have Anything Left to Say?
When the email came in from my editor, I wasn’t sure how to answer. What...
March 23, 2018
Poetry Friday: “Being the Song”
If you write poetry, odds are you don’t expect your work to achieve acclaim like...
March 01, 2018
The Spirituality of Sestinas
Several months ago, I found myself struggling with my hair—namely, snapping off my split ends...
February 22, 2018
The Rhythm of Not Sleeping
I often rock my baby to sleep at the witching hour. These can be the...
February 20, 2018
A Conversation with Marilyn Nelson: Part 2
Marilyn Nelson is the author or translator of twelve books and three chapbooks. Her honors...
January 31, 2018
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Hidden Identity
My annual family Christmas letter swelled from a single paragraph into a sixteen-page spread before...
September 20, 2017
From Sophocles to
: What Killed Laura Palmer?
This post originally appeared at Good Letters on June 1, 2012. One of the toughest...
September 14, 2017
Why I’m Writing a Death Penalty Book for Teens
1. I was standing in the kitchen of a rental house in the middle of...
July 06, 2017
How To Intuit a Book Title
How do poets and writers choose their book titles? I didn’t have a good answer...
July 05, 2017
The Mysteries of Revision
When a former MFA professor asked me to come to her class and speak on...
March 07, 2017
An Interview with George Saunders, Part 2
Beloved fiction writer George Saunders just published his first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, an...
March 06, 2017
An Interview with George Saunders, Part 1
Beloved fiction writer George Saunders has long been known for his daring short stories, collected...
October 14, 2016
Poetry Friday: “Nothing More” by Todd Davis
Whenever I first meet a long skinny poem, I ask myself: Why has the poet...
September 06, 2016
Of Cookbooks and Lynchings
“Men and women in automobiles stood up to watch him die.” That’s the sentence one...
August 31, 2016
Microbes, Miracles, and Monstrosities
I’ve always promised myself I wouldn’t work with anything living, a prohibition I applied first...
August 22, 2016
Sitting Together: A Week at the Glen Workshop
I’m an introvert who loves to talk, an often confusing combination that can leave me...
July 25, 2016
From the Engine Room, Part I: The Problem with Efficiency
By Mary Kenagy Mitchell About a year ago we at Image dragged ourselves into the...
July 20, 2016
Why We Write
What is it about words that so moves those of us who are writers? We...
June 09, 2016
The Best Conditions for Work
For William Carlos Williams I work best alone. In an empty house. When I’m ready...
June 01, 2016
The Arab of the Future
I snuck into a chair while a friend was describing how growing up under a...
April 18, 2016
Conference Envy: A Survival Guide
Yesterday I was running around the park in a T-shirt with a birthday party full...
April 06, 2016
James Tate: Finding the Ultimate in the Ordinary
The poet James Tate died last year. It happened in July. He was seventy-one years...
March 04, 2016
Learning Poetry, Unlearning God
By Natasha Oladokun In my sophomore year of college, I wrote a poem. Though I...
January 21, 2016
Wilberforce: An Interview with H.S. Cross, Part 2
By Gregory Wolfe and H. S. Cross Continued from yesterday. Read Part 1 here. GW: Religion and...
January 08, 2016
George Scialabba and the Problem of Critical Distance
George Scialabba retired from his job this October. He had worked at Harvard University for...
December 17, 2015
For the Love of Hank Stuever, Part 2
Continued from yesterday. Hank Stuever’s 2005 collection of essays Off Ramp: Adventures and Heartache in...
November 30, 2015
Saying the Name of God
Recently, I spent a good part of three weeks promoting an event that my parish...
November 25, 2015
Talk to Me in Letters
Dearest Cal: Please never stop writing me letters—they always manage to make me feel like...
November 12, 2015
Sleeping in Slave Quarters at Sweet Briar College
From my office window I can see the pale yellow plantation house, its sharply pitched...
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