Be Professional, You Freak

Aaron Gilbreath
October 15, 2016
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In addition to craft and close friends, one of the things that’s stayed with me from graduate school has to do with a writer’s public image. One of my professors—a fierce talent whom I loved working with for her directness,…

Bob Dylan Won the Nobel Prize [!/?]

Amit Majmudar
October 15, 2016
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  Learning of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize in Literature this week, I found myself observing, as if from a great distance, the point that the Committee was making (oral and bardic traditions are “literature” too) and the point that more…

Poetry and Leadership: Part I

Dora Malech
October 14, 2016
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This post is an adaptation of a talk I gave at last weekend’s Imagining America National Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.   The medium of poetry is language—not some alternate language to that which we are immersed in every day, but the same…

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