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Reading Log: Paul Harding’s Tinkers

by Paul Harding

Tinkers is a short book, but it was hard to get through. One might be tempted to call the prose purple if it weren’t so wonderful and evocative; dense and elaborate figurative language and metaphors that shift and distort. 263 more words


Reading Log: Thom Jones’s Cold Snap

Cold Snap is Jones’s second collection of stories, a follow-up to his acclaimed debut The Pugilist at Rest. Cold Snap borrows some of the characters from his earlier collection, and like The Pugilist, many of its own stories are interconnected, both in narrative and thematically. 332 more words


Calling All Writers: Send Us Your Workshop Horror Stories!

Much has already been made of this Sunday’s episode of Girls, which saw Hannah Horvath’s transition from alienating her entire New York social circle to alienating her entire fiction workshop at the University of Iowa. 266 more words


DPF/ Schiff

For drama of the stage kind, from Poetry, December 2014.

from Fourth of July 2012 / by Robyn Schiff, b. 1973

I remember… 19 more words


Merry Prankster Robert Stone, 1937-2015

The first time I met Robert Stone was when I was a student at the Iowa Writers Workshop. A couple years earlier, my mom’s cousin Herb Jaffe had produced… 398 more words

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When Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction-Writing: Iowa Writers' Workshop as CIA Baby?

When you get involved in fiction writing, you hear “Iowa” a lot. It’s shorthand for the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, operating since 1936 under the auspices of the University of Iowa. 780 more words

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