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"The Writer's Chronicle" tackles racism

This month’s edition of The Writer’s Chronicle contains three essays that deal explicitly with racism: “Ferguson, Whiteness as Default, & the Teaching of Creative Writing” by David Mura; “In Our Way: Racism in Creative Writing” by Claudia Rankine; and “Towards a New Creative Writing Pedagogy” by Fred D’Aguiar. 661 more words

Claudia Rankine

In memoriam

Ariel Dawson, 1959-2013

I recently learned that a friend who was hugely significant in my life once, but with whom I had lost touch for 15 years, no longer walks the same earth that I do; in fact, Ariel Dawson died in 2013, unbeknownst to  me. 804 more words


The Scene Wednesday: AWP Membership

January 6 / 16

Hello! New Year, new or maybe old things depending on this post. I may have or may haven’t sent this, but I will because there are writers out there who may find this handy and useful. 231 more words