Monthly Archive: January, 2012

What Things are You Close To?


There are various dialogues in epistolary form addressed to specific professionals—the most famous is “Letters to a Young Poet” with the much more contemporary “Letters to a Young Novelist” as an honorable mention.… Continue reading

Letter From Birmingham Jail: Creative Nonfiction?


The genre of creative nonfiction is no longer new, but it is still a baby in the literary world. It might be highly contestable to call Lee Gutkind the baby’s father, but without… Continue reading

Earth to Big Mouth?


Almost a year ago, a prize-winning poet and sweet friend sent me an email telling me that I should respond to Claudia Rankine’s open-letter call. This friend and I talk often about race… Continue reading