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.”
The poet learned to “get out of earth’s orbit” to find freedom and a sense of wonder in her writing.
What books do you turn to for guidance? And what books are you missing?
Poet and journalist Alissa Quart combines her skills for a sprawling examination of the outsider class.
A group gathers to explore the landscape of aging, imagination and technique in poetry.
Poet Dana Gioia explains his approach to making work stronger and richer.
Poet Richard Blanco shared the stage with President Barack Obama on inauguration day. He’s hoping poetry will find its way from the Capitol steps back into daily life.
Your smart phone just got smarter.
When a poet stumbles with his own voice, he summons the voices of others.