Friday Finds for Writers


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

  • Over on the Publishers Weekly site, John Maher examines the “renovation” of books coverage at The New York Times.
  • In which Allison K. Williams, in recounting a moment from a faculty talk at the recent Vermont College of Fine Arts Postgraduate Writing Conference, magically transports me back to Montpelier. (And also discusses the craft and practice of writing in short bursts—which is, in fact, her purpose!)
  • The week, the Academy of American Poets announces the Recipients of the 2017 American Poets Prizes. Details here.
  • Speaking of poetry: “Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Oklahoma’s new poet laureate, is an Okie everywoman, at once literary and accessible, straddling multiple worlds and then writing them down.” Check out this new profile by Ian Jayne.
  • 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!

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