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Friday Finds for Writers


Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.

  • Reflections from Gregory Pardlo upon the start of his tenure as Virginia Quarterly Review‘s poetry editor.
  • “I went to a good poetry reading the other evening. But, boy, I wish I the poet hadn’t kept doing things that undermined his own presentation of his own work. The poet violated almost every rule in my unwritten how-to-do-a-poetry-reading rule book. Which spurred me to write down some of my rules.” Guest post by Marilyn McCabe on Trish Hopkinson’s site.
  • I am hoping to read Geeta Kothari’s story collection I Brake for Moose soon; in the meantime, I’ve appreciated this Q&A on The Rumpus with Kothari, conducted by Parul Kapur Hinzen.
  • “All of us, whether we’re writers or readers, have stories about that accidental but fortuitous discovery on the shelf, the hidden gem sitting one inch away from the book you were actually looking for. That kind of serendipity just isn’t possible without open stacks.” From a lovely piece by Carolyn Waters inspired by the open stacks at the New York Society Library.
  • And if it’s Friday, you’ll also find a fresh set of #JewLit links over on the My Machberet blog.
  • I am taking off shortly for a long weekend away. Comment moderation may be delayed pending my return. In the meantime, have a great weekend, everyone!

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    1. Thanks for all the interesting news! I’d missed McCabe’s guest post on Trish Hopkinson’s site – such excellent advice I’m adding it to my poetry notes.

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