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National Poetry Writing Month

If you don’t already know, April is National Poetry Writing Month, a month in which poets and poetry-enthusiasts write a poem every day. Now, I’m not sure I can actually commit to participating fully but I will definitely try for a mico-poem each day – both as an act of celebrating the art form and as a productivity tool. 438 more words


April is the cruelest month...

“April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” — T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land…

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Nick Ripatrazone on Writers Finding Their Way Outside of MFA

Nick Ripatrazone wrote an article for the Millions where he asked a bunch of writers that never went with a Humanities major in college about how they became attracted to creative writing. 167 more words

Apple's Private Beach

This essay was originally published at Themillions.com, and is being reproduced as it appeared on that site, with thanks and appreciation to C. Max Magee and the rest of The Millions’ staff. 1,751 more words

Elsewhere on the Internet: Cooking the Books

Dinah Fried is shortly releasing a book called Fictitious Dishes, which features photographs of meals she has styled after notable meals from literary classics: a pretty tea set from… 482 more words

Elsewhere On The Internet

The Millions Reviews MFA Vs. NYC

You can read Michael Bourne’s intelligent assessment here, along with all the comments.