Finds for Writers

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Each week (typically Fridays), the Practicing Writing blog offers writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.

  • The “top five issues in the literary community” (according to Mark Danowsky’s review of responses to a social-media query).
  • Goddard College, which launched the first low-residency MFA program in the U.S., is closing. (Note the pop-up/press release on the MFA homepage.)
  • “The fourth season of the PBS series Poetry in America began airing on April 1 in honor of National Poetry Month and will run through the spring. Each of the eight half-hour episodes focuses on a single poem in order to explore a ‘broader vision of America.’ This season will explore the work of Phillis Wheatley, Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, Tracy K. Smith, Frank O’Hara, and more.” (Publishers Weekly)
  • And of course, there’s a new set of Jewish literary links up on the My Machberet blog. Included within: a terrific profile of P&T Knitwear bookstore.
  • Also included there—and something I’ll take the liberty of cross-posting here: my own latest essay, which was published last Friday on JTA. It’s a mix of memoir, reportage, and opinion. And it has a lot to do with the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC).

Wishing everyone a good weekend.

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