Friday Finds for Writers

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

  • As Christi Craig observes at the outset of this Q&A, Patrice Gopo’s All the Colors We Will See is a “beautiful collection of essays about place, identity, being seen, and finding your voice.” Do read the exchange—and if you haven’t yet had the chance to read the collection for yourself, note that there’s a giveaway.
  • Over on the Brevity blog: an inspirational (not to mention beautifully written) account of the “anatomy of a book deal” by Sandra A. Miller.
  • New podcast alert: I’ve bookmarked a tweet about Mike Ingram’s “Day Jobs,” which focuses on “making art, and making a living,” and I’m looking forward to listening soon.
  • Poet Mary Oliver died yesterday. Maggie Smith has launched a Twitter thread in which people are sharing their favorite Mary Oliver poems. “I can’t think of a better way to honor a poet than sharing their work.” Amen.
  • And, right on time, you’ll find a new collection of Jewish-lit links on the My Machberet blog.