Mix Tape: Live Forever

Remembering Ray Bradbury, who died this week at age 91: “I went back and saw [Mr. Electrico] that night. He sat in the chair with his sword, they pulled the switch, and his hair stood up. He reached out with…

Mix Tape: On the Move

Poets Traci Brimhall, Amy Gerstler, Andrew Hudgins, and Timothy Liu discuss where their first drafts come from and how they evolve. A free writing workshop held on a No. 7 train on a round trip to Flushing, Queens? A seventeen-year-old student…

Mix Tape: Message in a Bottle

Here it is, the commencement address everyone’s talking about: Neil Gaiman at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. “A freelance life, a life in the arts, is sometimes like putting messages in bottles, on a desert island, and hoping…

Mix Tape: Reinvention

Is the “well-crafted” poem of today formulaic? According to Marjorie Perloff, yes. “The poems you will read in American Poetry Review or similar publications will, with rare exceptions, exhibit the following characteristics….” Check out this Boston Review article to see…

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