Monthly Archives: June 2011

On “The Vaunted Champion of Indianapolis” (#16)

Continuing the trend of looking at the world through the eyes of children, we moved from Sin City to the Midwest for our next poem. We shifted our focus slightly, looking at one younger child in a suburban environment rather … Continue reading

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Story Ingredients of the Week

We keep running into articles on these topics online. Go ahead and Google them: James Franco’s playing Hart Crane in a film he produced and directed a book of poems comprised of Sarah Palin’s reformatted emails an illustrated book of … Continue reading

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A Memoir to Consider

Writing for NPR, Rachel Syme reviews a new memoir by poet Kelle Groom, I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of A Girl. Groom artfully addresses her struggles with alcoholism and self-mutilation, multiple violent assaults, becoming a teenage mother who … Continue reading

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WANTED: Fresh NYC Meat, Blood & Sinew

Irving DeJohn reports for the New York Daily News that Fresh Meadows Poets, a local literary group, will be celebrating their twenty-fifth anniversary but are seeking an infusion of younger poets to keep the endeavor moving forward for the next … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Iowa Writers’ Workshop

In an article for the Christian Science Monitor, alumnus Robert A. Lehrman reports on the 75th anniversary celebration of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, America’s first and arguably most prestigious graduate program in creative-writing. Lehrman also interviews people on the future … Continue reading

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On “School Trip to the Vegas Strip” (#35)

In a flurry of emails sent back and forth August 15 and 16, 2009, we debated what to write for our next poem, having just finished, more or less, the tenth since March. Martin initially wanted a volley with a … Continue reading

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