Jayne Anne Philips interview for the National Book Award Foundation: I tell my writing students at Rutgers Newark that their responsibility is to the compassionate rendering of the material, never to an idea of a reader. One needs to be … Continue reading
There are others like me inside them, their eyes slick like fish eggs. I still remember this line from when Owen Duffy (MFA ’09) read this story last year. Now you can read this line, and all the rest of … Continue reading
Stop by the Newark Art Kitchen tonight at 5:30 in order to see Priscilla Mainardi, Armin Tolentino, and Dickson Lam read from their work. It’s the last reading of the semester, so don’t miss it!
My prediction is that the blog will be slightly dead for a little while because of end of the semester madness. We’ll see you once things quiet down.
Wow. James Hoch and Patricia Smith rocked the house last night in an all-poets reading that touched serious subjects and and really showcased what you can do with language. Moriah Cohen, a second-year poetry student, introduced Hoch and cited … Continue reading