Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • Tracy K. Smith is our next U.S. poet laureate.
  • In which Allison K. Williams recommends and quotes from Glendaliz Camacho’s recent recommendations for writing-residency applicants.
  • In the unlikely event that this is news to you: Roxane Gay has a new book out. There’s been so much media coverage of Gay and her memoir (Hunger) that I haven’t been able to keep up with it. I plan to spend some quality time this weekend watching her appearance on Trevor Noah’s show and reading the The Village Voice‘s cover story.
  • Next month will bring the release of an important new book: The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades, co-authored by Judith C. Hochman and my friend Natalie Wexler. Check out this Q&A to learn more about it.
  • And if it’s Friday, you’ll find a fresh set of Jewish-lit links over on the My Machberet blog.
  • Have a great weekend, everyone.