The National Endowment for the Arts has released the selections for the fiscal year 2017 grants and fellowships, including 37 poets, a number of presses, and several literary magazines too, including Copper Canyon Press and Electric Literature.
Houston-based luthier Dorian Barnes has been cutting, sanding, and fashioning violins for over three decades. The son of a concert pianist and violinist, and the grandson of the first female member of the Detroit Symphony to boot, the Philadelphia-born luthier should have been a shoe-in to make music. […]
There once was a town named Oak Alley. Populated almost exclusively with “one-percenters, (long before anyone ever heard of such a thing), Oak Alley was a town filled with perfectly behaved dogs, gurgling babies in strollers, and pretty people who strolled its tree-lined streets at a leisurely pace, […]
On December 6th, National Public Radio released its annual guide from staff and critics. This app gives you a wide range of filters to help you move through more than 300 titles, and includes detailed recommendations, links on where to buy the books — including indie bookstore and library links.
Christmas tree of chrismons and Garfield and Kermit, kid cut-outs and pictures of Christmases past, mechanical wonder ornaments and antique hand-made-hand-me-downs. Animals, angels and paper. My Christmas tree’s got cheer and love and sarcasm. Disappointments and sad memories right next to delight. Tye and I decorated it while […]
Television. Not film, as much, but television. I’m a writer who watches television far more than I read books. That’s not to say I neglect books – according to my Goodreads reading challenge I’m only one book behind on my yearly goal of 75 books read for the […]
Novelist and grand inspiration/motivation Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave the world a cultural commentary that we so desperately need right now in this article published by The New Yorker on December 2nd.
Part 1: Brexit Britain Finally, the 2016 US election is over. (The next four years are on their way, but let’s not go there just yet.) This campaign season was particularly grueling for progressives to watch: the bitter primary season that divided Democrats against one another, the […]
Beginning January 1, 2017, we’ll be unveiling a new format that will merge our content and allow us to publish more fiction, more poetry, and more creative nonfiction. Please take a look at our updated submission guidelines and send us your best work. We appreciate your patience as […]
Young female poets are using the internet — specifically Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram, in new ways to spread poetry. These poets utilize social media to reach new readers in an unprecedented manner.