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Lost & Found First Memoirs: Unfunny Comics


In a surprising email exchange the other day with the Tin House Lost & Found editor, I pitched an essay about the the first memoir I ever read—an obscure little book…

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Feed the Lake: Write Your Teeny Weeny Little Trickle


The Paris Review can’t get rights from the interviewer to print in its entirety the Jean Rhys interview, regrettably, so I’ll just have to quote from dear Madeleine L’Engle Herself.
“If the work comes…

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Maud Newton Is a Nice, Selfish Reader


Maud Newton is a peach. In person she is lovely, gracious, soft-spoken, petite, bookish, and adorable in round glasses. Her skin is porcelain. She reminds me of a silent movie star—moon-faced,…

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Stretch, Run and Cheer the Murakami and Tudor Way: “If Only Virginia Woolf Had Done Yoga”


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Writers, as you know from the first four installments of the Eliza Tudor Survival Guide to Bridge the Worlds of MFA-Candidate and MFA-Wielding God/Goddess so graciously offered by Butler MFA-wielding…

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Post-MFA Writers Facebook, Hobbify and Goof Off


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As you may have caught in the first, second, and third installments of the Eliza Tudor Survival Guide to bridge the worlds of MFA-candidate and MFA-wielding god/goddess, Lit Mags fuel…

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