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Lit Matters: Why We Need Experimental Literature

by Emily Sinclair Q: A: As a (chubby, allergic, mouth-breathing) child, I found refuge in books like The Secret Garden and Mandy, stories of girls who, after escaping from homes … Continue reading

December 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lit Matters: “Citizen” Made Me Uncomfortable—And That’s A Good Thing

by Genna Kohlhardt I grew up and went to school in Colorado and Idaho, states not known for their diversity, especially in the late ‘90s and early 2000s. Before the … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lit Matters: Stories Are Our Guides

by Kewanna Cigales My love of literature began with a collection of Little Golden Books I received shortly after I learned to read. Initially, it was the vivid illustrations that captured … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lit Matters: Why Write?

by Chris Pickens Why write? Good question. Perhaps the question, at least for those of us who experience the strange desire to write. The obvious answer is to negate the … Continue reading

November 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Lit Matters: Book Bonds

by Susanna Donato Like most writers, I first was a reader, beginning when I was too young to realize that most people didn’t read as if it were a competitive … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · 6 Comments

Lit Matters: Finding (Again) The World

by Jennifer Denrow The truth about stories is that’s all we are. —Thomas King I’ve always wanted to live in a boxcar, chill my milk in the river, find broken plates … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Lit Matters: Hardcover Beauties

by Cynthia Swanson Some years ago, I went on a simplifying rampage that included (gasp!) sending several boxes of hardcover books—mostly fiction—to Goodwill. I’d never read them again, I reasoned. … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Lit Matters: Because We Matter

by Roxanne Banks Malia When I taught high school English, I used to invite Jake Adam York to spend a few hours with my classes and talk with them about … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Lit Matters: Bzly and Me

by Carolyn Daughters Three weeks into my summer internship in the basement of the Pentagon, I still had no tasking. I spent my time reading, having run out of self-imposed … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

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