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Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Loved this account of how a surprise bestseller has transformed a small press.
  • Especially for fans/practitioners of ekphrastic poetry: a terrific Q&A with Adam Kirsch about his latest collection.
  • Some background regarding the Pushcart Prize anthology.
  • Claire Vaye Watkins’s “On Pandering,” an essay that originated as a lecture, may well be the piece I saw shared most online among the Twitterati this week. I’ve read it, as well as this summary of some responses, and I’m still thinking.
  • And here’s a fun infographic on day jobs that inspired famous authors. (UPDATE: the creators of the infographic, though attributed on the Electric Lit post I shared here, have asked me to add a direct link.)
  • Have a great weekend, everyone.

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    1. Thank you for linking the interview with Adam Kirsch. I like his work. I am looking at photos of Japanese before the bombing of Huroshima and, in a similar way that Kirsch is influenced by the historical context, I imagine these women had lived: what would their lives had been?

      • Kimberly, thank you so much for your comment. Are you also writing poems based on the photos? I would love to read any in that series.

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