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What Can We Steal From Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak?
Novel

What Can We Steal From Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak?

Title of Work and its Form: Speak, novel Author: Laurie Halse Anderson (on Twitter @halseanderson) Date of Work: 1999 Where the Work Can Be Found: Speak can be found in all local independent bookstores, including Oswego, New York’s the river’s end bookstore.  (Ms. Anderson is a friend of that particular store, as well!)  You can … Continue reading »

What Can We Steal From Kate Folk’s “Islanders”?
Short Story

What Can We Steal From Kate Folk’s “Islanders”?

Title of Work and its Form: “Islanders,” short story Author: Kate Folk (on Twitter @katefolk) Date of Work: 2014 Where the Work Can Be Found: The story debuted in the Spring & Summer 2014 issue of PINBALL.  You can read the piece here. Bonuses: Here is a short short story Ms. Folk published in Neon.  Whoa…Ms. Folk had … Continue reading »

What Can We Steal From Allegra Hyde’s “Coming to the Table”?
Creative Nonfiction

What Can We Steal From Allegra Hyde’s “Coming to the Table”?

Title of Work and its Form: “Coming to the Table,” creative nonfiction Author: Allegra Hyde Date of Work: 2014 Where the Work Can Be Found: The piece made its debut in Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment.  You can find the piece here. Bonuses: Try not to be jealous; here‘s a short piece Ms. Hyde placed in McSweeney’s … Continue reading »

What Can We Steal From Erin Belieu’s “I Heart Your Dog’s Head”?
Poem

What Can We Steal From Erin Belieu’s “I Heart Your Dog’s Head”?

Title of Work and its Form: “I Heart Your Dog’s Head,” poem Author: Erin Belieu (on Twitter @erinbelieu) Date of Work: 2006 Where the Work Can Be Found: The poem appears in Black Box, Ms. Belieu’s 2006 Copper Canyon Press book.  The Poetry Foundation has made the poem available on its web site. Bonuses: Check out this great … Continue reading »

What Can We Steal From James L. Dickey’s “Falling”?
Poem

What Can We Steal From James L. Dickey’s “Falling”?

Title of Work and its Form: “Falling,” poem Author: James L. Dickey Where the Work Can Be Found: “Falling” has been anthologized about ten trillion times.  You can also find the poem on the Poetry Foundation web site. Bonuses: Here is Mr. Dickey’s New York Times obituary.  Here is an interview Mr. Dickey gave to The … Continue reading »

Hey, Why’d You Do That, Ravi Mangla?
Short Story

Hey, Why’d You Do That, Ravi Mangla?

Writers are asked many general questions about their craft. …”What is your overarching philosophy regarding the inherent power of fiction?”…”What IS–character–to you?”…”What is the position of place in your work?”… These are great and important questions, but I’m really curious about the little things.  In the “Hey, Why’d You Do That” series, I ask accomplished … Continue reading »

What Can We Steal From Laura Kasischke’s “Perspective”?
Poem

What Can We Steal From Laura Kasischke’s “Perspective”?

Title of Work and its Form: “Perspective,” poem Author:  Laura Kasischke Date of Work: 2012 Where the Work Can Be Found: The poem debuted in Volume 32, Number 4 of New England Review.  Denise Duhamel and David Lehman subsequently selected “Perspective” for The Best American Poetry 2013 and you can find the poem in that anthology. Bonuses:  This … Continue reading »

What Can We Steal From Amy Lemmon’s “I take your T-shirt to bed again…”?
Poem

What Can We Steal From Amy Lemmon’s “I take your T-shirt to bed again…”?

Title of Work and its Form: “I take your T-shirt to bed again…,” poem Author:  Amy Lemmon (on Twitter @aSaintNobody) Date of Work: 2013 Where the Work Can Be Found: The poem debuted in Vitrine: a printed museum and was subsequently chosen for The Best American Poetry 2013 by the great Denise Duhamel and David Lehman.  You … Continue reading »

GWS Click Bait Controversy: Is the Internet Killing the Traditional Short Story?
Short Story

GWS Click Bait Controversy: Is the Internet Killing the Traditional Short Story?

Can we be honest?  Most writers like attention and enjoy being part of a dedicated literary community.  I am certainly one of these writers.  The GWS Click Bait Controversy is designed to bring attention to an important issue that impacts us all.  (And to GWS.)  The provocative title is designed to make you click.  (I … Continue reading »