The characters from Adjustments: a novel return for a sort of celebration in belated honor of the bicentenary of the death of John Keats.
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Adjustments Excerpt: The Dinner Party
In this amusing excerpt from Will Willingham’s novel Adjustments, a man and his landlady invite dates for each other to a dinner party, and a ruckus ensues.
Adjustments Book Club: Homecomings
In the final installment of our book club discussion of Adjustments, Rick Maxson reflects on what makes a home, and what makes it possible for a person to come home again.
Adjustments Book Club: Messages Out of the Dark and Dancing in the Lights
In this week’s Adjustments book club, Rick Maxson reflects on what it means, in Archibald MacLeish’s words, to take the world, and on Will Phillips’ fumbling acceptance of his many selves.
Adjustments Book Club: We Note Our Place With Book Markers
How does friendship play a role in identifying, and going on to meet, our needs? Explore the relationship between new friends Will and Joe in Rick Maxson’s first Adjustments Book Club installment.
Reader Come Home: “Adjustments”
Come learn the secrets of being a deep reader as we read ‘Adjustments,’ a very funny book about a man not unlike Keats. And share your October pages in our Reader, Come Home roundup.
Book Club Announcement: Adjustments by Will Willingham
The best books are those that invite us into a world we would never have thought to enter. Adjustments by Will Willingham is such a book and such a world. Join Richard Maxon for our latest book club discussion beginning Nov. 18.
Announcing: Adjustments—A Novel for Our Time
This is a novel for our time. Forget about how it will sometimes make you laugh more than you have in a while. Or make you love the characters and wish you could meet them at the corner store. Little by little, this story also unfolds a vision for how to navigate in a world where we can’t always resolve things, a vision for choosing life.
Adjustments: A Novel
Looking for a novel that will make you laugh, get you thinking, and remind you of the power of friendship? Then Adjustments could just be your next good read.
Adjustments: The Series
Is it true that claim adjusters tell the best stories? Find out for yourself with our subscriber-only fiction series, Adjustments.
Good News—It’s Okay to Write a Plot Without Conflict
What makes a plot worthy of writing? Get past societal assumptions about stories, and write a great plot without conflict.
Experiencing Nature and the Earth with “Earth Song” by Sara Barkat
The 93 poems of Earth Song, collected by Sara Barkat, focus on the earth as an immediate, real place—avoiding abstract, theoretical poetry.
“This Living Hand” by John Keats
< Return to All John Keats This Living Hand This living hand, now warm and capable Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold And in the icy silence of the tomb, So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights That thou would wish thine own heart dry of blood So in my veins […]
Children’s Book Club: ‘Llama Llama Misses Mama’
Let’s get all up in our feelings with Llama LLama, off to school without his mama. Join us for an Anna Dewdney Children’s Book Club.
The Reindeer Chronicles Book Club: That Which Has Been Damaged Can Be Healed
In the first installment of our Reindeer Chronicles, we explore the amazing regeneration of China’s Loess Plateau after centuries of degradation.
Fiction Prompt: Chapter 1, Apple Fritter Bread
Fall means fiction! Join us as author Callie Feyen unfolds a new story, chapter by chapter. Bonus: an apple fritter recipe.
Poet Laura: Difficult to Forecast
While Tropical Storm Laura heats up in the Atlantic, we add this poem to our Poet Laura collection of “poems about Lauras.”
Top 10 Ideas for How to Start a Poetry Club
Exploring poetry together can make your friendships (and your life) more interesting—whether at home, school, or in the workplace. Here are 10 great ideas for how to start a poetry club and keep the goodness going.
Ask Pearl: Creepy Thank You Notes, Journal Creepers & Not-At-All-Creepy Cashmere Socks
In her latest advice column, Dennison Gazette columnist Pearl Jenkins tackles thank you notes in the age of texting, journal snooping and buying yourself gifts at the holidays.
Ask Pearl: Vamping Vapers, Organizing Stacks, Filling the Hollow Leg
Pearl Jenkins answers a new set of reader questions with advice on vaping, organizing, and filling a grandson’s hollow leg.