Readers of this blog should read Alexander Chee’s essay in last Sunday’s New York Times Book Review (October 12, 2014). “Gender Genre” describes the three years Chee spent in his early 20’s reading nothing but fiction by women. 72 more words
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IOWA CITY, IOWA — For Sena Jeter, it was a photo – one of a poet running a program at the University of Iowa called The Writers’ Workshop.
Posted to the Richard Yates archive. This essay appeared in The Workshop: Seven Decades of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (Hyperion, 1999).
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It was 1967, an hour before class, and Dick Yates was sitting in an Iowa City bar called the Airliner, in a total, cold-sweat panic.