“I tried to arrange my life so that I could have the time in the morning to sit down and work. As soon as you make a decision like that, you give a shape to your life.”
A guide to sifting through MFA programs for the best in poetry.
Competitiveness and striving and self-commodification or envy will ruin your writing.
In honor of National Poetry Month, the best poets in America share the poets and poetry that have influenced and inspired their own writing.
Multi-genre author Jacqueline Woodson garners the energy of history and her own childhood to shape stories for young readers.
“Craft is work.”
Young poets gather to learn the craft from literary stars.
Spoken word poet Sarah Kay discusses writing, listening and the freedom to give poetry a try.
During the endless weeks of March, writers face roadblocks in their work, whether it’s a problem story, a silent muse or a creative slump. These novelists, nonfiction writers and poets share how they power through the rough patches in chilly times.
“Revision is where the magic happens. I try to get through a first draft quickly (though not quick enough), so I can massage it and make it work.”