Friday Finds for Writers
The latest installment of Frontier Poetry‘s “Editors Talk Poetry Acceptances” column features Kristen George Bagndanov from Ruminate Magazine.
“Must an essay collection have a theme?” So begins Randon Billings Noble’s craft essay in the latest issue of Brevity.
On the Kenyon Review blog, Laura Maylene Walter writes: “In April, I traveled to Amsterdam for a week (I know, my life is so hard), where I spent an afternoon in the Van Gogh Museum. The collection inspired me not only with its images—sunflowers, wheat fields, self-portraits, cypress—but with stories surrounding Vincent van Gogh’s life and career. The more time I spent wandering the museum, in fact, the more I came to believe that the way Van Gogh lived, painted, and struggled may hold some lessons for the writers among us.” The post that follows articulates 10 of those lessons.
This week brought news of the death of writer Binyavanga Wainaina. In tributes, lots of people have cited his Granta piece “How to Write About Africa.”
And over on the My Machberet blog, there’s a fresh batch of Jewish-lit links, including a magnificent essay by Sara Lippmann on the dismantling of a Jewish library.
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.
Have a wonderful weekend.