Category Archives: Literature

From the new and edgy digital mag “Real Life”

Worth Reading. Warning: Thought required. “All My Ghosts” The intensity and immediacy of online correspondence accelerate the intimacy of relationships — and the ghosting Ruby Brunton June 13, 2017 Image: Evening Star (2016) by Tim Gardner. Oil on canvas. © Tim Gardner, … Continue reading

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THE ART OF MEMOIR by Mary Karr (author of The Liar’s Club)

Originally posted on Margaret Langstaff:
[NOTE: Having just finished editing two massive and interesting/ well written memoirs, ‘The Art of Memoir,’ by Mary Karr is of immense interest. Questions are raised that can’t be answered conclusively, yet they must be…

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Merciful Travels with Anne Lamott

Originally posted on Sarah E. McIntosh:
Thought 2: Reading Anne Lamott’s books never fail to impress and inspire. Years ago I was given a copy of her book Bird by Bird, and being in the midst of my addiction to…

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It Happened Here

Most writers today who publish eventually have to come to terms with plagiarism and the low-down rip-off artists who practice it. It’s everywhere now, to be sure, and no place is it more common and flagrant than online. The motives … Continue reading

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“I’m Nobody/Who are You?” Emily Dickinson: Major New Book & Exhibit

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Is It Just Me, or that “The World Is too Much with Us?”

I woke up at two a.m. this morning with this well-known masterpiece by the incomparable English bard Wordsworth coiling through my mind. This sonnet was penned in Britain just as the Industrial Revolution was upending the trusted old courtesies and … Continue reading

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Baby, it’s cold inside …

The “Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.” Wallace Stevens was a seminal, groundbreaking American modernist poet.  A contemporary of Eliot, he flipped the archetype of the wan, pale, misunderstood verbal virtuoso.  Instead, he pursued a lucrative … Continue reading

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