Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to read over the weekend.
“People who shoot the occasional salvo at creative writing aren’t really interested in taking part in a conversation,” writes a group of five creative-writing professors over on Inside Higher Ed. “[B]ut we are, and we invite others in our midst to join us in this ongoing conversation about our discipline.”
Newly published in Poetry magazine: the late film critic Roger Ebert’s reflections on his love for poetry.
Must say that I agree with many of the points raised in “Should You Sync Your Facebook and Twitter Updates?” – a post I accessed via the eJewishPhilanthropy daily newsletter. (The short answer is: no.) And speaking of Twitter–one author’s public resignation from the platform has inspired Jane Friedman to consider whether Twitter “makes sense” for writers in the first place.
What constitutes success for poets? See what Robert Lee Brewer has to say. (Congratulations to Robert on the forthcoming release of his first poetry collection!)
Looking for fall-season titles for possible book-reviewing assignments? Check out the compilation of forthcoming titles that’s available via Publishers Weekly.
Have a great weekend, everyone. See you back here on Monday!