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Writer Alexander Chee on his three years reading only women

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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Write stuff: The workshop that shapes American literature

The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, on its 75th anniversary, offers a window into the state of American letters.

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.

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Richard Yates, In Memoriam

Posted to the Richard Yates archive. This essay appeared in The Workshop: Seven Decades of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (Hyperion, 1999).

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.

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DPF / Cooley

For beauty sleep, from Poetry 180, edited by Billy Collins.

from The History of Poetry / by Peter Cooley

Centuries yawned and fell back, stuporous,
eons stretched out

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I've been tagged

I don’t think I’ve been tagged before; if so, I must have missed it. Something about it feels odd, but also sort of flattering. Kate… 796 more words

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