I love this article on running a DIY Writers' Retreat.
The Chronicle of Higher Education tells us that "Translators Struggle to Prove Their Academic Bona Fides." APOLOGIES: THE ARTICLE APPEARS TO BE LIMITED TO SUBSCRIBERS.
I finally caved in and opened a Twitter account last week so I could "attend" a Twitter book club. Please feel welcome to "follow" me (there) and suggest your favorite writerly Twitter feeds in comments (here).
Finally: I didn't know poet Rachel Wetzsteon other than by name, but I was deeply saddened to read about her recent death. And I think that Jennifer Michael Hecht's recent post on the Best American Poetry blog, "On Suicide," is a must-read. I don't want to risk stereotyping/generalizing, but let's face it: "writer" and "depression" are two words that too often appear in combination. Hecht's message needs to get out there, "even" if it reaches a single person who needs it.