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Monthly Archive for April, 2013

Megan McArdle

Here are two pieces of McArdle’s work. She is one of my favorite bloggers for many reasons, one of which is that she thinks very clearly about each issue that she writes about and presents the reader with prose that is engaging and sometimes a little witty. Sometimes I don’t exactly agree with some of […]

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Denis Johnson

My first creative writing workshop class was First Person Fiction. I remember truly loving it, and it was in that class that I first read Denis Johnson. His book of short stories, Jesus’ Son, was the first collection in which I studied the technique of the writing instead of the work’s literary agenda. I still read […]

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Lucie Brock-Broido gave a really great interview with the Poetry Foundation regarding this particular poem (poem below), as well as on her structural style at a larger scale.  I wanted to include or post this poem, mostly because I think it’s a really great exploration of how a seemingly non-related topic can becoming the platform […]

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Ambrose: “Comrades”

The article titled “Combat Friends: The Man of Easy Company” was moving, but not as much because of the writing as because of the subject matter itself. However, even though it wasn’t a favorite of mine, I do think that there are still things that can be learned from the article.  The first is how […]

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That Is One Complicated Queen

To See The Queen In Allison Seay’s collection of poems titled To See The Queen, there are so many different dark, yet beautiful elements to found in her work that really left a strong impression on me. This is not a book that one would read if one was looking for a lift in spirits, […]

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