April 6, 2018

In Defense of “Show Don’t Tell”

By Aatif Rashid

Part One of Mark McGurl’s The Program Era (2009), the now-classic history of the influence of writing programs on twentieth-century American literature, uses as its title two of the hallmark […]

July 7, 2016

Hurry up and Wait: On Waiting and Loneliness

By Jeff Alessandrelli

Hurry up and wait is my favorite baseball expression, and it’s one that, of course, doesn’t pertain only to our nation’s pastime. (Something to ponder: Is baseball still considered America’s […]

March 22, 2014

Chekhov. Carver.

By Cody Walker

Paging through Tom Nissley’s recent (and wonderful) A Reader’s Book of Days, I’m reminded that March 22 marks the start of the action in “Errand,” the last story that Raymond […]