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The State of Risk in PoMo Verse

In Cheap Signaling -- a serious and important study of poetic diction in the avant-garde -- Daniel Tiffany posits a revolutionary poetics without positing, too, a paradigm shift away from postmodernism. The result is an imagined coterie...Show More Summary

How a Fall Banished My Fear About Our Son's Cerebral Palsy

This post is an excerpt from Diogo Mainardi's upcoming book, The Fall: A Father's Memoir in 424 Steps. ------ Just before he was 6 months old, Tito went for another examination at Padua Hospital. His neurologist lay him face down on the stretcher. Show More Summary

How Do You Model Reading for Children in the Digital Age?

How do you model reading for children in the digital age?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and get insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter,...Show More Summary

A Magical Island: Making the Most of Your Novel's Setting

Tomorrow I'm headed to Prince Edward Island for a long weekend. This is no easy feat. From my house in Massachusetts, it takes a full eleven hours to drive to PEI in the Canadian Maritimes, where my family owns a farmhouse built in 1900 that looks pretty much the same as it always has. Show More Summary

A Tour of Some of My Favorite Fictional Families

No one can make me laugh as hard as the people in my family can -- the fall-to-my-knees-crying, certain-I'm-about-to-suffocate-and-die kind of laughing -- and no one can make me as batshit angry as my kin can either. That's why I love reading and writing about families. Show More Summary

Slang: A History And A Defense

In the introduction to the original Oxford English Dictionary its editor included a diagram: at its heart was "English": the language as a whole. Around it were various subsets: regional, technical, formal... and slang. Slang may have been bottom center of the chart, set above the lower depths, but no matter. Show More Summary

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of September 27

Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl extends its tenure atop the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List for a second week running, as a film adaptation makes its way to theaters this Friday. The share of titles connected with a movie or TV adaptation,...Show More Summary

Get a Job (or, How My Wife Let Me Quit and Write a Novel)

Recently, I was at a party with my wife, Kate, and we were cheering full champagne flutes, in honor of a friend's success. He had just published his first novel, to great acclaim. We raised our glasses, and introduced ourselves to the other couples around us until someone kindly congratulated me on my book. Show More Summary

The Paradox of Contemporary Poetry

There is a great paradox in contemporary poetry. On the one hand, poetry seems to be dwindling -- in bookstore shelves and traditional academic curricula -- so much so that it has become fashionable for journalists to frequently declare it dead. Show More Summary

Food Tank's Fall Reading List: 20 Great Books About Food

Food Tank has selected 20 books that entertain, inform, and reaffirm the importance of food and agriculture. From sustainable seafood to ethical eating to field guides for food activists, these books highlight innovative and creative...Show More Summary

When Your Intuition Is Right

Things started to go wrong in the summer of 2011. We had just built a beautiful house by the beach in our coastal town of Westport, Connecticut. I was at culinary school, taking the train in to the city every day, and continuing to write...Show More Summary

Strong Land

"Writing a great thriller is like assembling a puzzle," explained author Jon Land recently when he called me from his home in Rhode Island. "When the reader first starts a book they should understand something about the pieces but not...Show More Summary

Can Sam Harris Wake Us Up? (Part 2)

Most of us recognized ourselves in the mirror this morning.  The person looking back at us has a familiar name, a family, a job.  He (or she) carries around a long menu of likes and dislikes, along with a personal history from the moment we emerged from the womb. Show More Summary

The 'World Enough and Time' of The Wire

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary the first known use of the word serial was in 1840, as would seem appropriate to an industrial era beginning to mass produce parts to assemble into new kinds of wholes. The first definition...Show More Summary

The Politics of Women's Writing About Food

Cooking and dining with others train us in modes of feeling and behavior that are the foundation for democracy itself. While writing my food memoir, Tasting Home, I avoided reading anything analytical about women and food. (I had been...Show More Summary

Your Author Platform Is Not Your Social Media Following

I've spent the past five or six years not only educating authors about how to build an author platform, but about how to position themselves in such a way that the platform they already have truly shines. So this week, when I received...Show More Summary

Peek Inside the Lives of Travel Writers With the New Novel, The Junketeers

In the gripping and hilarious novel The Junketeers, Marin Flynn has toiled for years as a food magazine editor living in New York City. For Marin, art lies in food. For example, she obsesses over salt. "If I could take only one thing to a desert island it would be salt. Show More Summary

'The Lost Key': A Talk With Catherine Coulter

Photo: Charles Bush Catherine Coulter has written 73 novels in various genres and has topped the New York Times bestseller list 67 times. She's written historical romance novels, contemporary romance, and FBI suspense thrillers. Her new series, "A Brit in the FBI," features Nicholas Drummond, a British citizen who works with the FBI. Show More Summary

The Raymond Chandler Map of Los Angeles

It was still hot in Los Angeles, the Santa Ana winds were blowing in from the desert. I went up to the studio and opened the windows. The smell of the restaurant downstairs drifted up, the traffic moved slowly on the boulevard and IShow More Summary

Hundreds Rally in New York for Release of Ilham Tohti

Writers Protest Life Sentence for Uyghur Writer Who Has Committed No Crime More than 200 supporters joined PEN American Center Monday night at a public candlelight vigil for Ilham Tohti, the Uyghur writer and scholar who was sentenced...Show More Summary

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