Creative Writing

It's official. Margalit Fox's brief narrative of the life of adventurer John Fairfax is the coolest obituary ever written. John Fairfax, Who Rowed Across Oceans, Dies at 74 (this article is also filed under the Experience tab above)

"...the hardest thing about being a poet is knowing what to do with the other twenty-three and a half hours of the day." Billy Collins, The Art of Poetry No. 83

What does it taste like?...ā€œJust think of a scene in a movie where the lead actress, obviously one of the greats, turns around slowly and walks away from the camera taking your entire attention with her.ā€ The Poetics of Cheese

"And I will know, and you shall have no dessert." Lamentations of the Father (a humorous Old Testament nod to parenthood)

Explanations On "The Red Wheelbarrow"  by William Carlos Williams  
(Writers lend their interpretations of Williams' classic sixteen word poem) Read a 1 page (.pdf) of the best of these quotes

"At 20, he attempted suicide-by-jaguar." - winner of the NYT Magazine's 6th Floor Blog February 2012 Sentence of the Week 

Misnaming things can often lead to "richer overtones" of meaning... Metaphor as Mistake (Chapter 3, p.64 - 82) by Percy Walker

A New Zealand student organizes the first scholarly conference in Twitter

And the winners are: 843 poems in 24 hours, blind stream-of-consciousness dictation, and a 50,000 word novel without using the letter "E"... more>>

A Followup Report on the Master's of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College by Susan Bernofsky

Newspaper Blackout: Writer Austin Kleon "shops for images" and makes poetry from the daily newspaper... more>>