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Tom Sleigh: Writers on writing

“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.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: March 17, 2015

Master of the verse

A guide to sifting through MFA programs for the best in poetry.

By Meredith Quinn | Published: February 19, 2015

Waxing Poetic

In honor of National Poetry Month, the best poets in America share the poets and poetry that have influenced and inspired their own writing.

Published: February 18, 2015

Jacqueline Woodson’s Windows

Multi-genre author Jacqueline Woodson garners the energy of history and her own childhood to shape stories for young readers.

By Laura Warrell; Photos by Xan Padron | Published: December 2, 2014

Mystical jolt

Young poets gather to learn the craft from literary stars.

By Robert Hirschfield | Published: March 21, 2014

Sarah Kay: Stage to page

Spoken word poet Sarah Kay discusses writing, listening and the freedom to give poetry a try.

By Megan Kaplon | Published: March 21, 2014

The long haul

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.

Published: March 1, 2014

Tanis Rideout: How I Write

“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.”

By Lauren Carter | Published: February 28, 2014