Monthly Archives: August 2009

And the award goes to…

Jayne Anne Phillips!!!!  Help me in congratulating Jayne Anne on the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction‏.   Lark and Termite are well on their way to collecting a shelf full of awards this year.  Can’t you just feel it? Advertisements

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Interview with Rachel Hadas in The Contemporary Poetry Review‏

I took Poets & Poetry last semester with Professor Rachel Hadas, and I just can’t remember (other than Professor Jeanne Beaumont) any other professor teach poetry with such depth and respect for the art in my entire academic career.  They … Continue reading

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Evan James Roskos’ “How We Handle Pain” in Narrative Backstage!

Time collapses into length and width and depth. Everything physical and endless. Stretches of pain and stretches of nil. Glass drags through his veins. Sunlight melts his belly. Sharp little lights before his eyes whirling. Long periods where his body … Continue reading

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Paul Vidich Interview with Lorrie Moore

Hello All! Please help me congratulate our own Paul Vidich for his interview with Lorrie Moore in the latest issue of Narrative Backstage! We just got the inside scoop from Paul that Moore’s latest novel due out September 1st, “A … Continue reading

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A last minute question for first year MFA Grads.

With the start of classes about a week away I’ve been giving more thought to what I can expect to get out of my experience at Rutgers Newark –rethinking, over analyzing, re-reading my work, and talking to friends who have … Continue reading

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Washington Park and the Excellent Peach.

The semester is starting up soon, and now is a great time to check out Newark before the work piles on.  Today, I took the time to sit in Washington Park in downtown Newark. Every Wednesday, from June until October … Continue reading

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Two Jayne Anne Phillips Readings in Texas

Jayne Anne Phillips, Director of our fine RN MFA program, will be reading at the Alkek Library on the Texas State campus September 10th at 3:30 p.m., and at the Katherine Anne Porter House in Kyle September 11th at 7:30 … Continue reading

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