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Inspiration(s) for “The Working-Class Ophelia”

STEPHANIE DICKINSON

Frozen like a thing of stone
I sit in thy shadow  [read more]

Inspiration from Alexis Orgera

DOING THE WORK

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength  [read more]

Craft Talk by Julie Marie Wade

THE ADVENT CALENDAR AS HERMIT CRAB

I wrote “Advent” in autumn 2018 while  [read more]

What inspires you?

We asked contributor Anie Onaiza, whose story “Forgiving Abba” appears in our current issue, to discuss her creative process,  [read more]

Craft Talk from Katherine Smith!

ALLOWING THE LEAF

For an ultrasound  [read more]

What inspires you?

We asked Spring issue contributor Amy Stuber to share what inspired her story “Picturebook,” and we  [read more]

What inspires you?

We asked Lost & Found issue contributor Aline Mello to share what inspired her poem “Studying for the Citizenship Test with My Mother,”  [read more]

Origins and Inspiration

Raul Palma

UNIVERSAL JUDGMENT

I wrote the first draft of “[read more]

Craft Talk, by Kieran Wray Kramer

SEE AND BUILD

 
For me, with writing, I know a story will come. This is a gift my childhood gave me. And it’s because I lived close to the  [read more]

Classroom Adoption

Why join our Classroom Adoption Program?

  • Students and instructors become first scholars on new work
  • Special-focus issues pair with research themes
  • Online access to full issues
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Craft Talk, by Richard Dokey

THE EMPTY PAGE

 
A Japanese writer, whose name I cannot recall, killed himself. He left a note. The note said, “I did this because I could no longer stand  [read more]

Craft Talk, by Jeff Hardin

THE EDGES WE SHARE

 

For years, I have addressed poems to specific poets—my “wider fellowship,” as I refer to them—considering how our lives, if not our poems,  [read more]

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