June 3, 2019

The Doodles of Famous Authors

By Caroline Hagood

I’m not shy about my love of words, letters, and even whole sentences. So imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon a truly impressive feat of cultural curation over at […]

June 8, 2018

The Quest for the Enchanted Writing Tip

By Caroline Hagood

Many writers spend their whole careers chasing that enchanted writing tip that will make them extraordinary, and there’s certainly no shortage of craft advice. Some authors (I’m looking at you, […]

May 10, 2016

Trump, Galumphing

By Cody Walker

So it’s finally come to pass: Someone as qualified to be president as I am (and I’m not at all qualified) will represent a major American political party in November’s […]

December 16, 2014

Patterns of Poetic Revolution

By Amit Majmudar

  One of the most famous lines in English poetry about poetry is Moore’s “I, too, dislike it.” The interesting thing is just how much the best poets, historically, have […]

September 7, 2013

Banga! Banga! Banga!

By Cody Walker

Patti Smith plays tonight at Detroit’s Majestic Theatre. I’ll be there, touching base with my three-decades-ago self, that self that used to sing along (badly) to cassette tapes of Horses […]

February 28, 2012

Of ideogrammar

By Andrew David King

Just the other day a professor and mentor of mine gave me a copy of Volume III of the late Larry Eigner’s recently-released Collected Poems. What demarcates this collection most […]