August 9, 2012

Mix Tape: Cover Me

By Maggie Smith

Is social media turning readers into yes-men/women? If you follow “the literary Twitter- or blogospheres, you’ll be positively besieged by amiability, by a relentless enthusiasm that might have you believing […]

March 29, 2012

Mix Tape: “Whatever happens, this is.”

By Maggie Smith

Here’s to Adrienne Rich, who said: “I am uncomfortable with talking of poetry as a priestly profession, because I have little use for organized religions and priestly hierarchies. They have […]