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Meet Meg Withers

Interview by Nicole Melanson ~

The author of two books of poetry, Must Be Present to Win (Ghost Road Press, 2005) and A Communion of Saints (Tinfish Press, 2008), Meg Withers lives and teaches wherever the world may find her, but is currently in Merced, CA . 1,085 more words

Writer

Is There Such A Thing As "The Great American Novel"?

I used to joke a lot about the “great American novel,” about how I’d like to write it. This was when I was younger and still thought such a thing existed. 559 more words

Blog

Of Cats and Dogs

Some people divide the world into two groups: cat people and dog people. I think that the distinction is too stark. I know people who love both dogs and cats. 455 more words

Literature

'Tell Me A Riddle' by Tillie Olsen

Tell Me A Riddle by Tillie Olsen, 1960

The magic trick:

Using short, clipped sentences often without context

The story begins with a single paragraph of scene-setting before jumping right into a family conversation. 316 more words

Analysis

Donna Tartt: The Goldfinch (2013)

The Goldfinch was part of my Christmas reading binge, and so it’s “only” taken me about a month to get around to reviewing it. Blame the holidays and the ensuing laziness afterwards. 838 more words

Books

Read: East of Eden by John Steinbeck

From my experience, East of Eden is a novel that demands to be read, and if you pick it up, its adoring fans will cheer you on. 589 more words

Read: East of Eden by John Steinbeck

From my experience, East of Eden is a novel that demands to be read, and if you pick it up, its adoring fans will cheer you on. 589 more words

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