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…

Murder We Must

Pablo Tanguay
March 31, 2014
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“Murder we must,” begins Betty Fussell in my favorite–at the moment, anyway–essay ever, “On Murdering Eels and Laundering Swine.” Here is a representative paragraph: “Skinning was yet to come. McClane suggested I attach his head by a string to a…

MFA vs. Banana

Zach Savich
March 28, 2014
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Would you like to attend a parade in honor of chapbooks this weekend? If you are near Amherst, MA, you can do so as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the…

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