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Lit Matters: Marvelous Moments Reading

by Cynthia Swanson Recently I had the opportunity to do something I haven’t done in years: read a 600-plus-page book within a relatively short time frame. The book was Matthew … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

Lit Matters: In Defense of Persnicketiness

by Emily Vacchiano My sister accuses me of being too finicky about what I read. As a writer herself, she is hardly undiscerning in her own choices, but she is … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

Lit Matters: The Reader is the Protagonist

by Karen Palmer In 1988 I was thirty-one, living in northern California and newly divorced after having fallen in love with another man. My ex-husband went off the rails. He … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 8 Comments

Lit Matters: The Demands and Mysteries

by Jay Kenney Literature excites me. That’s the only way to describe how I feel when I pick up the New York Times Book Review and see two new books … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

Lit Matters: The Dogs Made Me Do It

by Andrea Dupree I spent kindergarten through sixth grade in a studied kind of silence, uttering not a word to anyone unless forced to. Even when I witnessed little Jacob … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 28 Comments

Lit Matters: Reading Ahead

by Emily Sinclair There is always a book and notebook nearby. Always has been. In kindergarten, I brought a notebook to school every day, eager to write, until finally in … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 7 Comments

Lit Matters: Autumn Leaves

by Kimberly O’Connor One of my college poetry teachers, the poet Jim Seay, had one rule for his fall semester workshops: don’t write about autumn leaves. All other topics were … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Lit Matters: Mushrooms and the Gates of Hell

by Nick Arvin 1. We are forsaken like children lost in the woods. When you stand before me and look at me, what do you know of my sufferings, and … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 8 Comments

Lit Matters: The Kinder Laws of Literature

by Megan Nix When I was in seventh grade, my school decided we’d have an invention fair instead of the usual science fair. I had two ideas that I brought … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

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