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Ten Things Not to Do at a Literary Reading

I’ve attended a lot of literary readings. I’ve noticed that literary events, like any live performance, are bound to have some glitches here and there. I’ve begun to notice some very common glitches, though, in readings by professionals and amateurs alike, and I think they should be avoided.

If you’ve ever been to an open-mic, spoken word or poetry event then you’ll know what I’m talking about,…

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An Apocalypse, and Goats

An Apocalypse, and Goats

The flow of the river is ceaseless,
Its waters never the same.
That is, the only constant is change.

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Announcing “Bestrew” Submissions Tracking Software

Announcing “Bestrew” Submissions Tracking Software

There’s a maxim out there, variously attributed, which says: “serious writers should keep their work in circulation until it either sells or the ink wears off”. It can be difficult and time consuming to keep that circulation going, especially if you’re trying to get a variety of things published. There are so many important things to remember. To record all this information, there are so many…

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Original Miro lithograph. (at Van Pelt Library)

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1st Edition of Ubu Roi

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The obligatory wastebasket full of failed drafts #writinglife

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How to Generate an Index of First Lines

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Few things are less inspiring than muddy snow. It’s an uncreative accident.

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