Monthly Archives: January 2008

The competition

Naturally, I want you to consider attending the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference from Sunday, July 27, to Friday, August 1, 2008.  Brenda Hillman, Mark Doty, Nick Flynn, and Claudia Rankine will be teaching our poetry workshops, and in fiction we … Continue reading

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Unexpected places

Because my poem “Rope Bridge” takes as its starting place a well-known psychology experiment (Dutton and Aron, 1974), I occasionally run across mentions of it in social-science contexts such as this organizational behavior course .  My friend Audrey Shafer (writer and … Continue reading

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Marvin Bell at the Ruskin: workshop & reading with Lynne Thompson

Saturday, February 9: Marvin Bell will be giving a workshop at the Ruskin Art Club from 12-5:30, then reading with Lynne Thompson at 7:30.  “What makes for a strong poetic voice? A personal voice? A distinctive voice? Doth it matter? … Continue reading

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This week at Book Soup

Thursday, January 31: Judith Freeman reads from her new book, The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved (reviewed here in the Los Angeles Times). 7 PM. Complete Book Soup calendar here.  Upcoming of note: Peter Carey, with his … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Denise Levertov

10:30-11:45 AM on Friday, February 1 at the Associated Writing Programs conference in New York (the Murray Hill Suite in the Hilton, 2nd floor): F124.  The Legacy of Denise Levertov.  Denise Levertov, who died ten years ago at the end … Continue reading

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