American Life in Poetry: Column 493 BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE Stories read to us as children can stay with us all our lives. Robert McCloskey’s Lentil was especially influential for me, and other books have helped to shape you. Here’s Matt Mason, who lives in Omaha, with a book that many of...
Is it a jinx or good luck to select Issue 13 of Superstition Review to feature for cover of the week? I'm going with luck considering the beauty of Melinda Hackett's watercolor. More of her works, along with those from a number of other artists, can be found featured in this online publication...
The great Iraqi writer Mahmoud Saeed was imprisoned in Iraq six times between 1959 and 1980. He left Iraq in 1985 and has lived in Chicago since 1999. He wrote this essay on the eve of his departure to spend a semester as the first writer-in-residence at the American University of Iraq in Sulaimani...
In Cuba, I was an exiled writer. First, because I wanted to isolate myself from that pair of collective hypnoses called the literary field and the national tradition. In Cuba, I didn't need to sail so much as to sink my way upstream. To think dangerously. To fight against the consensuses of the...
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My impression of Zelda Fitzgerald is probably like most peoples’, that she was wild, looney and unstable. I have long admired her husband’s writings, but didn’t know much about either of them as people. Curiosity about their personal lives made me want to read this novel, though...
My Monkey Helper manuscript is now in final stages of revising and filling inside straights, for delivery to my agent next week.
When we learned that a group of writers were trying to raise ~$15,000 to cover expenses (for flights, childcare, hotel, and more) so that they might attend the WU Un-Conference, we were more than happy to help spread the word of their initiatives. Their first big fundraiser, the sale of a writing-...
Many people want to know what writing a blog is, as well as why so many people like it. If you’re curious about blog posting and how it can help you, the tips in the article below will help you understand and build an enjoyable blog. Search Engine Make sure your blog incorporates search...
U.S. cover for The Caller Congratulations to WU contributor Juliet Marillier on the upcoming U.S. release (Sept. 9th) of her latest novel, The Caller! We’re happy she’s with us today to answer a few questions in a WU Take Five interview. We’re also pleased to tell you that Juliet...