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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Source: Jacqueline Jones LaMon, “Socratic” (Poetry magazine)

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Friday Finds for Writers


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

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

My First Poetry Manuscript

Yes, over the decade or so that I’ve been making poetry an increasing part of my writing practice I’ve selected and sequenced small numbers of poems for chapbook contests and application-related purposes. But now I’m facing something slightly different: shaping a full-length collection. Continue reading ›

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Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

Even on Memorial Day, Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee, paying listings of competitions, contests, and calls for submissions—plus jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).
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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Whatever else the orchestra says,
the cello insists, You’re dying.

Source: Mary Karr, “Carnegie Hall Rush Seats” (The New Yorker)

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Friday Finds for Writers


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