Reports on the state of the planet’s future can sound like dystopian science fiction. Can they also be a clarion call that enlivens our creativity? Join us as we write about our interconnection to the world we’re part of.
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Go on a walk after reading Ray Bradbury’s story “The Pedestrian,” then craft a sci-fi poem to share with us where your rambles took you.
Back in the late 1970s and 1980s, I discovered a literary genre that I knew existed but generally paid little attention to: science fiction.
Try writing a poem inspired by Ursula K. Le Guin, where setting is everything, whether it’s the California foothills, the banks of a creek bravely winding its way to the ocean, or an utterly new planet that only you have explored!
This week we’re spending time in our notebooks tracing the lines of connection, the poems we can’t forget, the books we always return to, reflecting on their influence on our poetry—and maybe sharing a poem to illustrate.
Fall means fiction! Join author Callie Feyen in chapter 2 of Carter’s story, which combines memorizing Shakespeare with making music.
In “Tolkien’s Modern Reading,” Holly Ordway persuasively argues that the literary influences on J.R.R. Tolkien were broad and diverse.
After more than a year of pandemic-induced isolation, I was able to go home again—in this case, a bookstore.
The gothic novel “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley is 200 years old this year, and its core concern about the unintended consequences of science still apply.
Friendship forms among coworkers after the perfunctory question ‘How are you?’ gets an unexpected answer.
Come learn the secrets of being a wild reader. Or just share your June pages. Megan Willome leads the way, with her June good reads.
Le Guin has pulled together some of her favorite poems and included new ones as a kind of possible life or work summary, including “Finding My Elegy”…
You see your young daughter playing with her Barbie dolls in church while communion is being served, and the result is a poem. You read an article about a super-collider, and a poem results (for Mother’s Day, no less). You’re cutting your lawn that’s browning in the Texas heat, and a poem results. Welcome to […]
An exploration of homeschooling vs virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes interviews with 15 parents, students, and educators!
“Dense Poems & Socratic Light” by John Martin Finlay is the best collection of the poet’s published and unpublished work available.
It’s difficult to tell a story with a sestina. And that’s exactly why Benjamin Myers explored a Muse story with this hard-to-hold form.
In “Native Guard,” poet Natasha Trethewey considers what history often forgets, in this case a Black regiment that fought for the Union.
The 47 sonnets of “How Does He Love Me?” by Brad Lussier remind us that love is transcendent, eternal and unchanging.
For February’s Reading Generously column, we share stories by Black authors. Fiction, poetry, and plays, oh my!
Hall, Thelma R. “Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”: A Surrealistic Portrayal of a Woman’s Arrested Development.” 1994. Hume, Beverly A. “Managing Madness in Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-Paper”.” Studies in American Fiction, vol. 30 no. 1, 2002, p. 3-20. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/saf.2002.0005. Khwaja, Mahek. “The Yellow Wallpaper: the flawed prescription.” Hektoen International Journal. vol. 12 […]