Archive for November, 2008
This is Saul Williams – Coded Language. Awesome. Â Enjoy!
I’m a fan of clever word games and apparently so are the editors at Boing Boing who decided to hold a little clever poetry and prose game in their comments. The sestina about copyright is particularly amusing.
How The Future Reads
How does medium affect the story? The Tomorrow Museum looks at the potential for an IPhone Novel, sort of.
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From House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
“There are seven incarnations (and six correlates) necessary to becoming an Artist: 1 Explorer (Courage) 2. Surveyor (Vision) 3. Miner (Strength) 4. Refiner (Patience) 5. Designer (Intelligence) 6. Maker (Experience) 7. Artist. Â “First you must leave the safety of … Continue reading
PANK, November Style
This month we give thanks for the fine writing in the November issue of PANK. Check it out.
A friend and I were recently talking about indie music, indie lit, and whiteness. Again. The former we talk about a lot. The latter less so. The former is written about more than a bit. The latter, not so much, … Continue reading
Lit Mags Rock
Powell’s Books interviewed Open City editor Joanna Yas (read Â here). She said: “I’m afraid that even though more and more people decide to be writers every day, I’m not sure if the same amount decides to be serious readers.” If … Continue reading
When I was your age…
Writer Matthew Cheny offers advice to himself as a young writer.
FWD: Bellday Poetry Prize
BELLDAY POETRY PRIZE $2,000 PRIZE TO WINNING POET Â Submission Deadline: Â March 16, 2009 Â CONTEST FINAL JUDGE: Linda Gregerson Linda Gregerson is the author of four poetry collections: Â Magnetic North Â (2007), Â Waterborne Â (2002), Â The Woman Who Died in Her … Continue reading
FWD: ROOMS announces chapbook contest
ROOMS announces its inaugural chapbook contest. Â The winning submission, chosen by Â ROOMS’ Â editors, will be published by Articles Press, its parent non-profit organization and publisher. Â The chapbook will receive a first printing of 200 copies to be sold for $5 … Continue reading
Just keep on readin’, keep on readin’, keep on…
OK, so I just finished Deb Olin Unferth’s new novel, Vacation, published by the good folks at McSweeney’s. For the second time. Did you catch that? Twice, that’s right. Because the first time it just freaked me out so I … Continue reading
The Golden Notebook
The Internet is making many things possible. At The Golden Notebook, seven women writers are having an online conversation about Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook. We can read the book online to follow along with the conversation and the entire … Continue reading
GOOD has a new book blog worth perusing.
Fight the Good CopyFight
As writers, copyright is a complex and important issue. How do we protect our creative works while contributing to an overall atmosphere of collaborative knowledge? In Locus Magazine, Cory Doctorow shares his thoughts on copyright and why we should reform … Continue reading
And now for something similar, yet different.
It is a good day. Over at Boing Boing, Susannah Breslin offers a brief round up of Sarah Palin erotica, of all things. She also features a site (NSFW?) created by prolific editor and blogger Rachel Kramer Bussel offering the … Continue reading
Art by Shannon Willis
Art by Shannon Willis Check out Shannon’s beautiful multi-layer, mixed-media art at: http://artbyshannonwillis.com/ “Choose Your Destiny” is beautiful.
A Bookseller’s Love Story + Literary Election Perspective
An ode from Jonathan Evison to the bookseller who knows books and can only be found in an actual bookstore. Granta currently has a nice election feature up with some interesting pieces from writers writing on the election.
Setting the World Write
Writing is a powerful tool for bringing attention to the world’s atrocities. In a series of journal entries, Ashley Judd writes about the ongoing tragedies taking place in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.