Award-Giving (2)

Zach Savich
April 10, 2014
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Earlier this week at Ploughshares, Rebecca Makkai posted a gleeful, stinging send-up of the social media habits of “Todd Manly-Krauss, the world’s most irritating writer.” Todd humblebrags his way through Facebook posts like “I am exhausted but exhilarated from this…

First Sleep

Cody Walker
April 8, 2014
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I downloaded Karen Russell’s Sleep Donation last week on the same evening my partner and I were sleep-training (or trying to sleep-train) our four-month-old daughter. Why read about sleeplessness, when a harrowing form of sleeplessness (brought on by a trio…

Award-Giving (1)

Zach Savich
April 7, 2014
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Like many writers, I feel ambivalent about promoting my own work. I’d rather be reading somebody else’s—or writing new writing, becoming another somebody else, myself. And though I’m typically beyond thrilled to hear about my friends’ successes (“I’m beyond thrilled to…

Why We Chose It

Caitlin Horrocks
April 6, 2014
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On “Beauty in the Age of Chaos and Savagery” by Michael Nye I think some writers suspect editors of taking a ghoulish pleasure in saying “no” to a submission, the way that, as a student, I imagined teachers rubbing their…

Rogue Shop

Zach Savich
April 2, 2014
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The other day the poet Michael Loughran took me to a secret location—well, we had a little trouble finding it—to talk about my latest book, Century Swept Brutal, with a group known as the Rogue Workshop. The Rogues started after…

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