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The Risk and Urgency of Writing About the Things That Scare the Doo-doo Out of You


I’m Beth, and I was an adulteress. I am a Jesus lover. I mean, I’m wild about him and can’t get over the grace and mercy it seems he has…

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Writer’s Block Ain’t No Thang


Writer’s block is bullocks. That’s what I always thought. Plumbers don’t get plumber’s block, that’s what this guy taught me—along with the discipline of writing daily. And also, carpenters don’t…

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RIP Lou Reed, Poet


Lyrics aren’t all poetry, but these kill. Rest in peace, Lou Reed. “Romeo Had Juliette”Caught between the twisted stars The plotted lines the faulty map That brought Columbus to New YorkBetwixt…

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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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