Posts tagged "writing"
“The Humility of the Brutes”: We talk with Ron Smith about his latest book of poems.

“The Humility of the Brutes”: We talk with Ron Smith about his latest book of poems.

“The best any of us can do is narrow the inevitable gaps between our best words and the truths they aim to capture and communicate.”   It’s been a few short months since Ron Smith, former Poet Laureate of Virginia and contributor to our “Maps & Legends” issue, published his fourth book, The Humility of...
Online Exclusive: "Red Ferry, Blue Ferry," by Michael Fallon.

Online Exclusive: “Red Ferry, Blue Ferry,” by Michael Fallon.

In which the author triangulates Ireland before Google, cell phones, and GPS. “I thought myself pretty clever to have come up with what seemed a foolproof method … The islanders knew that their Ireland and mine were not the same place.” All the help you get. From AranIslands.le. (This feature is also available, in slightly different format, on...
Truth Teller Spotlight: Julie Anderson.

Truth Teller Spotlight: Julie Anderson.

“Good writing is honest writing, but honesty is hard to come by.”   Julie Anderson contributed the essay (a combination of memoir and reportage) “It Cannot Be Conceived: American Idealists in Two Chinese Revolutions, Cultural and capitalist” to our “Maps & Legends” issue. Her essays and stories have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Writers on the Job,...
Truth Teller Spotlight: Bea Chang, Essayist.

Truth Teller Spotlight: Bea Chang, Essayist.

“Traveling helps me figure out the right questions to ask. It is the writing afterward—sometimes long afterward—that feels like seeking and revealing the truth in the answers to those questions.”     For Bea Chang, who contributed the memoir “The River My Father Promised” to our “Maps & Legends” issue, life is–literally–a journey. At the...
Online Exclusive: "Two Hats at Once: A Book Publicist Turns Writer (and Markets Her Own Book Too)," by Caitlin Hamilton Summie.

Online Exclusive: “Two Hats at Once: A Book Publicist Turns Writer (and Markets Her Own Book Too),” by Caitlin Hamilton Summie.

“I have always believed in marketing a book for its full life, not for a season or a set time period. The one thing I have learned about marketing is that it can be endless.”  Caitlin designed her own ads for email blasts such as this one. Sometimes an author is her own best publicist — and sometimes...