In the wake of her new collection, Away, we reached out to poet Jenna Wysong Filbrun to find out more about her motivations and process.
Orhan Pamuk on Writing By Hand
Orhan Pamuk's hand-writing habit hasn't budged, despite the conventions of our time.
Like Silt in a Flowing Stream – May Sarton on Solitude and Clutter
May Sarton's Journal of a Solitude is the upshot of a journey into herself, into simplification and self-examination.
BY EDWARD M COHEN I only write this down because it causes so much pain. It involves so much loss that in the moment, when I awake with no desire to rush for a pen, it’s hard to see the value in what is happening.
Gay Guard-Chamberlin – “Do You Have Any Advice for Those of Us Just Starting Out?”
In “Do You Have Any Advice for Those of Us Just Starting Out?”, Gay Guard-Chamberlin poses a common question with the poem's title, which is then succinctly answered in the four brief lines that comprise the poem itself.
William Stafford’s Last Poem
Written in the morning of the day he died, William Stafford's last poem rattles with augury gilded by a sense of acceptance.
Surviving Intact – Norman Fischer on Zen, Language and Growing Old
Zen teacher and poet Norman Fischer on where and how poetry and Zen practice meet and interact.
Why I Write – A Conversation with Kathleen Dean Moore
Author and activist Kathleen Dean Moore on what inspires her, what drives her, and her struggle to write about hope.
Jennifer Chesnut – Little Bird
Jennifer Chesnut wrote Little Bird while doing what she does every morning after rising – she was looking out the window, processing dreams, watching birds and writing poetry.
A ‘Difficult’ Disease
After releasing her debut novel, Olivia Sudjic found herself coming under intense scrutiny as a writer, an episode that contributed to her falling into a spiral of anxiety and self-doubt.