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An Open Letter of Thanks to Anthony Martin for “Up to St. Paul”
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An Open Letter of Thanks to Anthony Martin for “Up to St. Paul”

Dear  Anthony Martin: I am writing to thank you for your story “Up to St. Paul.”  (The fine folks at WhiskeyPaper did a great job with formatting the story for the Web, didn’t they?)  The story is a bit melancholy and bittersweet, but I like that.  As How I Met Your Mother and Clerks have taught us, life is … Continue reading »

An Open Letter of Thanks to Rebecca Seiferle for “A Table Full of Wasps”
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An Open Letter of Thanks to Rebecca Seiferle for “A Table Full of Wasps”

Dear Rebecca Seiferle: I am writing to share my admiration for your work and, specifically, for “A Table Full of Wasps.”  (We’re grateful that you’ve allowed the poem to live online at Verse Daily.)  It just so happens that I had the pleasure of seeing you speak at LeMoyne College in 2007.  I had just been accepted to my … Continue reading »

An Open Letter of Thanks to Chana Bloch for “The Little Ice Age”
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An Open Letter of Thanks to Chana Bloch for “The Little Ice Age”

Dear Chana Bloch: I am writing to share my admiration for your work and, specifically, for “The Little Ice Age.”  It’s very kind of you to let people read the poem on your web site after its appearance in the Spring 2011 issue of Field.  (Readers can also access the poem through EBSCO.)  I also admire that you’ve … Continue reading »

An Open Letter of Thanks to Roddy Doyle for “Guess Who’s Coming for the Dinner”
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An Open Letter of Thanks to Roddy Doyle for “Guess Who’s Coming for the Dinner”

Dear Roddy Doyle: I am writing to let you know that I admire your work.  I read The Commitments several years ago and admired it greatly.  At the moment, however, I would like to tell you how “Guess Who’s Coming for the Dinner” offered me a brief moment of relaxation that I truly needed and what … Continue reading »

What Can We Steal From Aubrey Hirsch’s “Albert Arnold Gore”?
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What Can We Steal From Aubrey Hirsch’s “Albert Arnold Gore”?

Title of Work and its Form: “Albert Arnold Gore,” short story Author: Aubrey Hirsch (on Twitter @aubreyhirsch) Date of Work: 2011 Where the Work Can Be Found:  The story debuted in an online edition of American Short Fiction.  You can read the story here. Bonuses: Here is an interesting piece of science fiction that Ms. Hirsch published in Daily Science Fiction.  Why not … Continue reading »

What Can We Steal From Kim Addonizio’s “Divine”?
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What Can We Steal From Kim Addonizio’s “Divine”?

Title of Work and its Form: “Divine,” poem Author: Kim Addonizio Date of Work: 2012 Where the Work Can Be Found:  The poem was first published in the Spring 2012 issue of Fifth Wednesday Journal.  The incredible Denise Duhamel and David Lehman chose the poem for the 2013 volume of Best American Poetry. Bonuses: Poet John Gallagher offers some excellent analysis of … Continue reading »

What Can We Steal From Rachel Luria’s “A State of Feeling”?
Creative Nonfiction

What Can We Steal From Rachel Luria’s “A State of Feeling”?

Title of Work and its Form: “A State of Feeling,” creative nonfiction Author: Rachel Luria Date of Work: 2013 Where the Work Can Be Found:  The piece was published in the Spring 2013 issue of Phoebe.  You can read the piece here. Bonuses: Ms. Luria was one of the editors of Neil Gaiman and Philosophy; why not check the book out at … Continue reading »