Monthly Archives: April 2010

Traveling on Foot: Werner Herzog

Guest post by Carol Keeley I first saw Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe at the Music Box, a Chicago theater with faux stars overhead and a live organist between features. While Herzog stuffs garlic and herb bundles into the toe … Continue reading

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How Tweet It Is: Electric Literature Goes Electronic

In June 2009, Electric Literature joined the literary magazine scene. So far, they have released three issues filled with the great writers you expect: Michael Cunningham, Colson Whitehead, Lydia Davis. Not to mention Jim Shepard, who guest edits the upcoming … Continue reading

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The Acrostic: A Love Story

Guest post by Bridget Lowe Most of us wrote them in grade school, our names printed in large letters down the left margin and traced over with marker, our early views of ourselves summed up in a handful of lively … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Envy, Part III: Naked People in Pain

Guest post by Scott Nadelson So I don’t envy all artists, all the time. I wouldn’t, for example, have wanted to be the Israeli performance artist Sigalit Landau while she was making her piece Barbed Hula. Pronged metal puncturing my … Continue reading

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The Greensboro Five

Guest post by Carol Keeley Among the iconic civil rights heroes in a recent Platon portfolio in The New Yorker were the Greensboro Four. The image of these young men at a whites-only counter in Woolworth’s ignited a movement and … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Strout, the Subconscious Writer

Several times during her question-and-answer session at Emerson College on April 15, Elizabeth Strout admitted to making things up. No one would begrudge a fiction writer of doing that–fabrication is part of her job. But Strout “just knew” when her … Continue reading

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Ride, Sally, Ride

Guest post by Bridget Lowe As a child of the ’80s, I was keenly aware of that vast region of “somewhere else” called space, and the astronauts who donned special outfits to venture into it. This hyper-awareness was in part … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Envy, Part II: The Artist’s Husband

Guest post by Scott Nadelson Of course I’m not the first writer to express envy of the visual artist. As Geoff Dyer notes in Out of Sheer Rage, his book about not writing a book about D.H. Lawrence (a book … Continue reading

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The Culture of Fire

Welcome to another fiction writer, Carol Keeley, who will post every Friday. As always, thanks for reading, and we welcome any and all comments these guest blogs provoke. Guest post by Carol Keeley Young women of a certain temperament tend … Continue reading

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Winter 2009-10 Reviewed in New Pages

As we wrap four great months with Tony Hoagland and company, we’ll leave you with this review in New Pages of the Winter 2009-10 issue of Ploughshares. Angela Sweeney praises Hoagland for “choosing to pair works of transcendentalism and realism … Continue reading

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