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Embracing Rejection with a Spike

by Jannett Matusiak Rejection is a rite of passage every writer must endure. Stephen King kept so many rejection letters impaled on a nail, it fell off his wall. He … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 6 Comments

Lit Matters: The World According to… Anyone Who Can Give Me a Clue

by Doug Kurtz I don’t know how to be, what to think, how to choose, who to ask, what to say, if I should. My face is to the glass … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lit Matters: In Translation

by Jordi Alonso In my last semester at Kenyon, I took a course on poetry in translation where we were told that getting published as a translator is nearly impossible, … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

Lit Matters: My Life as a Literary Impostor

by Tiffany Quay Tyson One day in first grade I showed up to school wearing a dress my mother had made. It was an ensemble, really, with appliqués and rickrack … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · 8 Comments

Lit Matters: A Little Light Reading for a Kid

by Chris Ransick I wasn’t supposed to find the books. That’s why they were not on the family’s bookshelf in the living room but rather in a brown paper grocery … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

Lit Matters: Running… and Saul Bellow

by Michael Henry Sure, I read some as a kid—mostly science fiction, like Dune and the Foundation trilogy, and for a time I had a subscription to Omni magazine—but it … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · 14 Comments

Lit Matters: Selling Shoes, Swimming with Kesey, and Other Pieces of Magic

by BK Loren I didn’t read books when I was a kid. My parents were raised in ranch-handing families, and they carried that work ethic into their more urban lives. … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 15 Comments

Lit Matters: Books as Change Agents

by Denise Vega When I was about twelve, I read a book called The Cat Ate My Gymsuit by the late Paula Danziger.  This book is now a classic, published back in … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lit Matters: Drunk on Reading

by Dan Manzanares What literature means to me can be summed up in a bastardized version of the Ray Bradbury quote from Zen in the Art of Writing: “You must … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

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