Robert Lee Brewer shares eight ways he finds inspiration to write poetry.
Not that I've had the chance to read it yet, but there's a new Joyce Carol Oates story in the current New Yorker. Plus, an e-mail Q&A between New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman and Oates.
Congratulations to Tayari Jones, whose first novel, Leaving Atlanta (2002), is edging ever closer to a movie theater near you!
In response to David Shields' controversial new book, Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, the Brevity blog is running a "Mini-Reality-Hunger-Festival" this week. According to Brevity editor Dinty W. Moore, the mini-blog-festival will include "a round-up of the good, bad, and confusing reviews of the book, stolen text, obituaries for the novel, a look at the art of writing the literary manifesto, our own literary manifesto, and thoughtful consideration of Shields' contentious view of literature's future." Join in!