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AUG
29
art:DBF With BurnAway: In Conversation with Lilly Lampe
Posted August 29th, 2014 @ 5:32 pm EST

Tomorrow, at the Decatur Book Festival, I'll be in conversation with art critic Lilly Lampe at the BurnAway tent (booth 326/327). As part of art:DBF and BurnAway's annual print publication, we'll discuss art writing and art criticism as a part of the onli...   »


AUG
08
Gratitude Road
Posted August 8th, 2014 @ 2:15 pm EST

Under/Over/On has reached capacity for its debut in Atlanta at the High Museum on Saturday, 8/23. The community's response to us has been unexpected and wide-reaching, and we are as humbled by your hospitality as we are galvanized by it. Batdorf &...   »


JUL
30
The Soft Launch of Storybuilding & Under/Over/On
Posted July 30th, 2014 @ 3:55 pm EST

As many of you know, I've been at work on an online presence for my privately taught creative writing classes. I've named the overarching company Storybuilding, and I've created its parent website. It's in beta! I'd love for you to take a look at it: www....   »


JUL
18
Thursday Section Opened for Storybuilding No. 2
Posted July 18th, 2014 @ 12:56 pm EST

The Tuesday evening class (scheduled for this fall) filled up quickly, and I've decided to open a second section of the same seminar, "Placing Sense and Sensing Place," on Thursday nights. It will run for 8 weeks, and to maintain a sense of intima...   »


JUL
18
Edith Wharton on Rossetti's House of Life
Posted July 18th, 2014 @ 12:36 pm EST

An apt description of Rossetti's sonnet sequence came in 1920s from Edith Wharton in The Age of Innocence:"That evening he [Newland Archer] unpacked his books from London. The box was full of things he had been waiting for impatiently; a new volume of Her...   »


FEB
25
Pitching Outside the Box, 2/27 @ 12 pm
Posted February 25th, 2014 @ 11:29 am EST

We will be live tweeting the panel on Thursday, and we will also answer questions through the stream. We may even record it so that we can share online. Send on your questions....   »


FEB
20
#AWP2014
Posted February 20th, 2014 @ 12:42 pm EST

I am headed to the AWP Conference next week in Seattle. I've never attended, though I'm thrilled to have finally worked the dates into my schedule. I think Gary Snyder and Gretel Ehrlich are at the top of my list for must-attend events. I will also be sit...   »


JAN
30
Syzygy and Rauschenberg as Syntax
Posted January 30th, 2014 @ 8:19 pm EST

Yesterday a new client played a jazz song for me called Syzygy with a pianist named Kirkland who he admired. He was trying to communicate the kind of jagged, improvised sentences he likes to write. Short. Long. Short. Duhduh. Boom. It was awesome. The mom...   »


JAN
23
Rossetti's Prized Blake Manuscript
Posted January 23rd, 2014 @ 5:49 pm EST

I saw Maria Popova's piece on Blake's gorgeous illustrations of Dante's Divine Comedy, and it prompted me to troll the internet for a digitized version of Blake's notebook that Rossetti bought for 10 shillings in 1847. Rossetti adored it, and it led him i...   »


DEC
10
New Creative Writing Class: Story Building
Posted December 10th, 2013 @ 1:32 pm EST

A few of my students have banded together to hire me for a creative writing workshop. We will meet for six weeks in January and February on Wednesday evenings. The class will focus on technique in any genre. If you are interested in joining the workshop a...   »


NOV
26
FREE ADVICE: An Open Letter to Newbies, Rookies, and Students
Posted November 26th, 2013 @ 8:35 pm EST

I'm teaching Art of the Story again in the spring through Emory Continuing Education. A curious student reached out to me in an email to ask for advice to get started in writing in the meantime. I get this question a lot, and I thought I would post my res...   »


OCT
08
UPCOMING COURSE: The Art of the Story
Posted October 8th, 2013 @ 1:48 pm EST

I'm teaching a Creative Writing course for Emory's Continuing Education program in Alpharetta. There are a few spots left! If you need inspiration putting pen to paper, or a refresher course to start up on that novel manuscript, follow the link to registe...   »


SEP
22
Love Medicine
Posted September 22nd, 2013 @ 1:52 pm EST

I just finished Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine. It cracked my skull open like a gorgeous wooden mallet to a nut. A book hasn't done that for me in a long time. Bukowski's Post Office left me wondering why I even bothered to finish it....   »


MAR
30
SUBSCRIBE Now Added
Posted March 30th, 2012 @ 5:41 pm EST

Look left, over yonder. My excellent web designer has added a new feature to the site so that you can subscribe to my blog and soon-to-be-developed newsletter chock full of reading recommendations, SM news, and timely events of which I may or may not be a...   »


FEB
27
On Prepping My Version of Calvino's Six Memos
Posted February 27th, 2012 @ 1:55 pm EST

I woke up to an email from a former student. He is in the midst of an interview project where he's asked me to answer the following questions:1. You told us how you've traveled to different places to write and now you're working on a biography of [Rossett...   »


FEB
20
Could there be a Pre-Raphaelite Pop Culture Renaissance Afoot?
Posted February 20th, 2012 @ 6:26 pm EST

Dinah Roe, author of The Rossetti's in Wonderland, suggests the "proliferation of articles on the Pre-Raphaelites is an indication of the growing excitement around the 2012 Tate Britain Exhibition, but whatever the reason, its hard not to notice the sudde...   »


FEB
10
Desiderium
Posted February 10th, 2012 @ 5:42 pm EST

desiderium, n. An ardent desire or wish; a longing, properly for a thing once possessed and now missed; a sense of loss. (Etymology:  Latin = longing, sense of want, desire, < stem of dēsīderāre)In the most recent issue of The New Y...   »


JUN
11
Christie's Sells a Rossetti Study of Janie
Posted June 11th, 2011 @ 7:09 pm EST

Christie's has priced this 9.75 x 8.5 inch pencil drawing of Jane Morris at about $64,000 to $97,000 USD. Lachesis: Study of Jane Morris seated in a chair sewing shows care in shading that isn't typical of Rossetti (he didn't have a lot of patience when i...   »


DEC
09
Columbia Spectator Interview
Posted December 9th, 2010 @ 3:17 pm EST

A kind thank you to Claire Fu. Illustration by Nicci Yin....   »


DEC
08
Interviewed by Jian Ghomeshi on CBC's Q
Posted December 8th, 2010 @ 4:31 pm EST

Thanksgiving morning wake-up call with Jian Ghomeshi. Click on the November 25th podcast. I'm in the first 20 minutes, discussing my latest piece in New York....   »


NOV
12
Wet Ink: James Frey's Fiction Factory
Posted November 12th, 2010 @ 1:27 pm EST

The controversial author is hiring young writers to join him in a new publishing company. The goal is to produce the next Twilight. The contracts are brutal.  Will be on stands on Monday morning.  Photo-illustration: Gluekit(Photo: Christop...   »


JAN
07
Obsessed: Bruce Chatwin
Posted January 7th, 2010 @ 6:54 pm EST

An essay I recently wrote on Bruce Chatwin's In Patagonia:  Bruce Chatwin's idee fixe on literature (Shakespeare, Coleridge, and Poe) may form the backbone of In Patagonia, but the author's all-encompassing obsession li...   »


NOV
13
The Spirit Catches You
Posted November 13th, 2009 @ 8:11 pm EST

I've been plowing through Anne Fadiman's first book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. After reading Hunger of Memory, In Patagonia, Dakota, Low Life, Fever Pitch, and Intern off of my First Book Seminar's syllabus (Woman Warrior excluded), the qu...   »


OCT
24
"I Don't Read Grape Juice ...
Posted October 24th, 2009 @ 2:17 pm EST

I read wine," said Lawrence Weschler at a lecture on "Paradoxes of Form and Freedom in Longform Narrative Nonfiction." Among countless other witticisms that Weschler uttered on Wednesday night, this one resounds with me days later. He was referring to mem...   »


OCT
13
How To: Find Peace in New York City
Posted October 13th, 2009 @ 7:20 pm EST

After my stint in Vermont, living like a cloistered nun, several colleagues have asked me how I'm achieving serenity in New York. So I made a list. Not because I expect readers to heed my advice, but because Ian Frazier loves lists. Frazier spoke last wee...   »


SEP
25
"A Dry Fire Eats You"
Posted September 25th, 2009 @ 12:17 pm EST

There's this place in New York City where poets go, next to Battery Park, with floor-to-ceiling windows that look across the rocky waves out to the Statue of Liberty. It's free to work, to read, to write in the open stacks. The little haven down by the ri...   »


SEP
08
Niche Writer or Pigeonholed Scribe?
Posted September 8th, 2009 @ 2:17 pm EST

I'm dumbfounded by my colleagues who boast of specialties in their bios, like being a sexpert dating columnist or know-it-all on all-things-tall, which make them levitate on a page, namely above me. I've had a fear, an unfounded one, about being pigeonhol...   »


APR
23
Wet Ink: San Francisco Treat
Posted April 23rd, 2009 @ 5:03 pm EST

"Hot new restaurants, cool hotels, and great galleries. We've found lots of reasons to leave your heart in San Francisco this spring."Shoutouts ...The Good HotelBar BambinoSerpentineBourbon & Branch...   »


 
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