May 17, 2016

The Power of Ritual and Routine?

By Jeff Alessandrelli

What power does ritual and routine hold in a writer’s life? It obviously depends on the writer. “Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition,” wrote W.H. Auden […]

November 25, 2015

Twelve Things

By Cody Walker

What follows are twelve things I’ve read or reread lately (and which may, on some level, speak to one another), and for which I’m grateful: Dean Young: Some things, like […]

August 30, 2012

Mix Tape: Ignore the Man Behind the Curtain

By Maggie Smith

A look at the gratuitous-by-nature acknowledgments page—from “faux-modest self-promotion” to name-dropping to the ubiquitous list of friends and colleagues. “Is it really so gratifying to be recognized in print when […]