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By ww2bw on July 7, 2015
Poet, prose writer, and literary translator Linda Lappin received her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. A former Fulbright fellow, she currently divides her time between the US and Italy, where she has taught English in Italian universities for 20+ years. Her writing appears regularly in US periodicals and her short fiction has been broadcast […]
By ww2bw on April 9, 2015
Tracy Manaster is a graduate of Wesleyan University and The Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She was the 2006 recipient of the National League of American Pen Women’s Joanna Catherine Scott prize for novel excerpt. Her nonfiction has appeared in Iagora and Moxie magazines and as interactive exhibit texts for The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American […]
By ww2bw on March 18, 2015
We’re big fans of serendipity, so imagine our delight when as-yet-to-be-published writer Leslie Hidley wrote with a question about subscribing to our newsletter and the ensuing correspondence uncovered a video of her reading one of her stories, “Once Upon a Time.” It was love at first listen, and we couldn’t wait to share it with […]
By ww2bw on September 25, 2014
A few months ago we ran an excerpt from What Happened Here, Bonnie Zobell’s linked novella and story collection from Press 53. While this video is probably too long for a book trailer, it can certainly function as one, with the full blessing of the author. Bonnie says, “I feel very grateful to Melanie Peters for capturing the real […]
By ww2bw on June 18, 2014
If you’re like us, this may be as close as you get to a vacay this summer. But Don‘s The French House is really good. Maybe it will be enough. Here’s an excerpt to tempt you.
By ww2bw on January 27, 2014
Steep a spot o’ tea, luv, and treat yourself to 18 minutes with Canada’s grande dames of literature, Margaret Atwood chatting with her friend Nobel laureate Alice Munro about word slinging.
By ww2bw on August 15, 2013
American poet living in England Robert Peake hosts the Transatlantic Poetry on Air reading series. Most recently he talked with Jane Hirshfield and George Szirtes, who read from their work and answered readers’ questions. Enjoy their exchange here.
By ww2bw on July 8, 2013
A while back, we ran Anthony Bukoski‘s review of Fred Setterberg’s wonderful “true life novel” Lunch Bucket Paradise. Fred is a terrific writer, adroit and eloquent not only on the page, but in person. Here, see what we mean in this recent “Get Lit” video interview at the Walnut Creek, CA library.
By ww2bw on December 12, 2012
Resident prankster Dick Cummins sent this video to add to your holiday smiles. It features appropriately-attired golden girl Sandra Cisneros (see our review of her new book) doing an awesome loop-de-loop; shred head/playwright Sherry Kramer (in a sunshine yellow snow suit) coming from behind to nail a series of great snowboard moves—on a sled!; and […]
By ww2bw on December 5, 2012
Word lovers are a generous and appreciative lot. Witness this by Doug Borsom, reporting on the Thanksgiving segment on NPR’s “Morning Edition” about a new poetry anthology, The Hungry Ear. “The poems in the collection are about food and its role in our social connections,” he explains. “Snippets of some of the poems were read […]