July 3, 2018

A Writer’s Misadventures in Writing

By Caroline Hagood

Sure, sometimes writing is a many-splendored thing, but sometimes it sucks. There are always the half-finished manifestos, the botched verbal symphonies, the sleepless nights staring at a computer, more insomniac […]

June 25, 2018

Staging a Coup Against Writer’s Block

By Caroline Hagood

Although I often suffer from its opposite, verbal diarrhea—that most unfortunate state in which mediocre words indiscriminately pour forth–no writer is a stranger to the dreaded squeak of the brain […]

December 15, 2011

Mix Tape: Popular Muses

By Maggie Smith

Check out the How a Poem Happens blog. In the latest post, John Drury talks about inspiration. “Yes, I like being ambushed by memory and imagination, and I do what […]