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MacDonald, Tey, Waugh, and Warren for your Pleasure

The book I’m reading on fiction-writing (Writing Fiction, from the Gotham Writers’ Workshop, which is wonderful so far) cautions against getting too enamored of your own writing: “Be particularly careful of language that’s so beautiful you notice it just for that.   630 more words

on poetry

“I longed to know the world’s name.”
Robert Penn Warren
(April 24, 1905 – September 15, 1989)
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Major Jackson: A Mystifying Silence -- Big and Black

Nigger, your breed ain’t metaphysical.

—Robert Penn Warren, “Pondy Woods”

Beginning in earnest his long and preeminent literary career in the 1930s, it is safe to say poet and novelist Robert Penn Warren never envisioned a black readership, then or today. 1,764 more words

Social Justice

Favorite books from March

I read a lot of very enjoyable things in March. Particular favorites from the past month:

A Joy of Gardening, Vita Sackville-West. Utterly charming in every way! 297 more words


'The Patented Gate And The Mean Hamburger' by Robert Penn Warren

The Patented Gate And The Mean Hamburger by Robert Penn Warren, 1947

The magic trick:

Pivoting the action and the storys narrative tone on Mrs. 321 more words


'Goodwood Comes Back' by Robert Penn Warren

Goodwood Comes Back by Robert Penn Warren, 1948

The magic trick:

Portraying Goodwood’s life at home but sharing very little about his life as a professional pitcher… 343 more words