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Fiction Two Ways

Discussions about craft are important in any medium, but in writing they can be particularly insightful because the they are delivered by the medium in which they seek to explore. 918 more words


Lyric Essay: John D'Agata

With John D’Agata’s The Lifespan of a Fact, we explore the realm of the lyric essay. We have been working our way toward this very current and somewhat controversial turn in nonfiction writing: where the creativity of “creative nonfiction” emerges into the essay, formerly and formally thought of as dry, dead. 807 more words


Recomposition: Emerson's Original Quotation

Emerson has long been known as a sort of patron saint of originality in American culture. The primary location for this message is his essay… 582 more words

Class Reflection

The Essay: Theater of the Brain


Noun: A short piece of writing on a particular subject.

Verb: Attempt or try: “essay a smile”.

Synonyms: noun.  attempt – try – trial – test – experiment – assay; 766 more words

Class Reflection

Your necklace sure is SOMETHING, Dick!

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Torchwood: The Office of Never Was review

Once again, James Goss demonstrates his mastery of the dramatic in this latest Torchwood release, The Office of Never Was. Gareth David-Lloyd stars as the much-missed Ianto Jones in this hour-long story set in a deserted office block. 354 more words

Big Finish

Statistical Analysis as Genitalia (Have Data, Will Fuck)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 523
served as a keeper   object acting or 
coil archaic   plant from ärmə cho͝or 
noun then: armor or   armatura or 
armor origin   original sense   
sense was armored   especially of 
a literary   work in which a volt
age is introduced   voltage is intro
duced by a liter   literary work   
through which a voltage   is molded with scent
century late mid   middle english from 
french from french from arm   mature plural noun 
noun armature is   induced by a 
magnet source of i   iron or coil   or plant archaic 
armature is mold   ed molded with scent   century late mid   
middle english from   from french from armed with   from arms armature 27 more words