June 30, 2017

Where I Get My Ideas

By Laura Maylene Walter

From readings, where I scrawl notes in tiny, messy handwriting on the backs of old receipts I’ve dug up from the bottom of my bag. From weddings, especially if something […]

November 30, 2015

Thanks and Thanksgiving and Thank you

By Dora Malech

Thanksgiving was last Thursday, and giving thanks always makes me think of W. S. Merwin’s “Thanks”: Listen with the night falling we are saying thank you we are stopping on […]

August 30, 2013

The Literary Self(ie)

By Brian Michael Murphy

My favorite part of any literary biography or memoir is usually the glossy white section with the photographs. The photo section, along with the text, constructs the literary self we […]

February 12, 2012

The Fact of a Poem

By Jake Adam York

Earlier this week, while there were some interesting—and interestingly broad—reactions to the excerpts from the forthcoming/arriving book The Lifespan of a Fact by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal printed in […]