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MAY
07
Narrative Collective Inaugural Reading
Posted May 7th, 2015 @ 4:30 pm EST

I've met with a group of writers for greater part of this past year, every week. We're reading from the work that we've produced on May 16 at the Goat Farm Arts Center Warhorse Cafe. Want to come?...   »


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....   »


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
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...   »


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...   »


OCT
03
We're Living in a Freelance World
Posted October 3rd, 2013 @ 1:51 am EST

This terrifies and inspires. We're all headed toward the freelance lifestyle according to the media.Image compliments of Graphic Design Degree Hub...   »


SEP
30
Tiny Start
Posted September 30th, 2013 @ 12:01 am EST

As mentioned in earlier posts, I have followed 99u.com and its culture for the last six months. From Mark McGuinness's post today, I discovered a wisdom nugget on creative tinkering in the pull quote (a rarity in the mid-page white space for bold font):"B...   »


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....   »


APR
10
How-Toism: Behance's Manage Your Day-to-Day
Posted April 10th, 2013 @ 5:59 pm EST

A box of these arrived in our office for an upcoming event, and while I typically avoid how-to/creative self-help, I find Behance's Action Method Dot Journal and Action Notebooks so worth their cost ("The light geometric dot matrix serves as a subtle guid...   »


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
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...   »


NOV
20
A New Exhibit? A New Exhibit!
Posted November 20th, 2011 @ 6:39 pm EST

I've been in the process of planning a trip to London next spring (granted one needs funds for something like this). BUT: the Tate is opening new exhibit next September that relates directly to my book's thesis: Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde. The...   »


NOV
07
A Review of Faxon's Reissue
Posted November 7th, 2011 @ 1:15 pm EST

A well-written review of Alicia Craig Faxon's reissue of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The reviewer, Bob Duggan, addresses replicas in Rossetti's work: Perhaps the worst misconceptions swirl about the works of Rossettis late periodthe voluptuous pin-up girls of...   »


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...   »


JUN
01
New Wallpaper for this Blog
Posted June 1st, 2011 @ 2:51 pm EST

If 6/1 is the new 1/1, I'm revamping my landing page. During my rainy mid-year eval, I heretofore resolve to bump up my poorly-updated blog to a regularly-refreshed one. Low expectations are key to blogging - the quick turnover rate does not come naturall...   »


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...   »


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...   »


 
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