by George DrewEvery English teacher I ever had talked about levels of meaning, particularly when it came to poems, especially those of such inscrutables as Pound and Eliot and Stevens.
by Kent OswaldWhat if voters judged POTUS-to-Bes by their assumed choice of who would speak for them on Inauguration Day?
by Isabella David McCaffreyI’ve written this novel six times now.
by Roz WarrenI logged on to my favorite Librarian Facebook hangout and asked: What’s the weirdest thing a patron has accused you of doing? I got quite a few responses.
by Scott Archer JonesI’ve fallen in with the Tesla crowd. Nicola Tesla, renegade scientist, mystic, showman and icon to the ultra-liberal.
To celebrate National Clean Out Your Fridge Day, we asked the staff to tell us what they’d have to hide from Julia Child (in spectral form, of course) if she were to drop by for a meal.
by Camille Griep November is a busy month with holidays galore. We’ve got turkeys and expandable pants, novels and word counts, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But when was the last time anyone wished you a Bad Day?
by Angela KubinecWriting literary-style erotica is the most useful tool for improving one’s writing skills.
by Stephen ParrishAt midnight on October 2nd, 1990 East and West Germany reunited. Stephen Parrish was present in Berlin for the event. Here he shares his observations from notes made twenty-five years ago.
by Angela KubinecOpen to a random page and read it. Somewhere someone on that page is being deceptive.
by Kent OswaldPublication changes relationships, no matter what words actually stir between covers.
by Stephanie Vanderslice"Never let them take you to the secondary location," the officer said. "No one survives the secondary location."
by Wendy RussYou don’t have it. Nobody has it. It's possible to do the work no matter how crummy you feel.
Third time’s a charm someone once said, and that someone was probably trying to get into the Barnes. It took me three concerted efforts to make it inside those hallowed, controversial walls.