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Reading: Where Will You Go When Your Skin Cannot Contain You? by William Gay

Impressions: What a dark, gritty, graphic piece! It does not start out gently. 141 more words

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Budd & Leni

Bruce Handy | Tin House | March 2013 | 26 minutes (6,452 words)

They were fleeting and unlikely collaborators, for lack of a better word. He was a son of Jewish Hollywood royalty, she a Nazi fellow traveler and propagandist, though they had a few things in common, too: both were talented filmmakers, both produced enduring work, and both would spend the second halves of their lives explaining or denying past moral compromises. 6,789 more words


A Charles D'Ambrosio Reading List

Recently, we published “This is Living,” an exclusive excerpt from Charles D’Ambrosio’s most recent essay collection, Loitering: New & Collected Essays (Tin House). Because we just can’t get enough D’Ambrosio, here’s a reading list featuring interviews old and new, another essay featured in… 358 more words

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My Year in Review: 2014

Best Idea I had in public, where people could hear it: the Amtrak Residency.

Best Semester Away: I spent the spring semester in Austin, TX, as the visiting writer at the UT Austin English Department, teaching in the MFA program there and eating some very fine food–and teaching some exceptional students. 539 more words


Habits, New and Old

While it is, apparently, a myth that habits take 21 days to form, I do feel a little bereft now that I’ve moved my furniture and my writing practice from the Central Library back to my own living room. 2,126 more words


Flavorwire Excerpt: Ursula K. Le Guin on How Writers Get Inspired

The World Split Open: Great Authors on How and Why We Write (Tin House) is an essential anthology of speeches made by leading writers at  Oregon’s Literary Arts Foundation, which is celebrating thirty years strong in 2014. 1,458 more words


cactus heart

Despite what my lack of recent blog posts might suggest, I haven’t completely neglected my creative writing since starting grad school. In fact, my poem “Two for the 8 o’clock show” is in the latest issue of… 232 more words