Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Writer: Robin Becker

What is your go-to pen(cil)? Did not resonate Most beautiful word in all the world: Did not resonate Alter ego: My alter ego is a dog. I choose a dog because a dog communicates without words, loves deeply, and does not know that he/she will die. What's for dinner? My recent cooking includes summer’s fresh tomatoes … Continue reading Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Writer: Robin Becker

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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Writer: Lucinda Roy

What is your go-to pen(cil)? The pen my beautiful husband and son gave me with my name engraved on it. Most beautiful word in all the world: Courage. Alter ego: Either Mary Poppins or Tina Turner. Often both at the same time. (I do a mean rendition of “Proud Mary” in the voice of Julie Andrews. Audiences have … Continue reading Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Writer: Lucinda Roy

Fighting the Good Fight: An Interview with Sibling Rivalry Press

Sibling Rivalry Press was founded in 2010 by Bryan Borland and is based in Little Rock, Arkansas. They are the only press, large or small, to ever win Lambda Literary Awards in both Gay Poetry and Lesbian Poetry. The American Library Association has honored 22 of their titles (including three top-10 favorites) on its annual … Continue reading Fighting the Good Fight: An Interview with Sibling Rivalry Press

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Writer: Julia Spicher Kasdorf

What is your go-to pen(cil)? Pen:  For journaling, hand-writing drafts, notes: Waterman fountain pen, gold nib medium, black ink. I have a couple of them—ones made about 20 years ago are best. Pencil: For marking student poems: Any cheap plastic pencil with retractable graphite. Most beautiful word in all the world: Berm. Alter ego: New wave dance club girl from … Continue reading Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Writer: Julia Spicher Kasdorf

Writing Prompt Wednesday: Show Don’t Tell

Poetry and fiction reader Sarah Hansen wrote this week’s writing prompt, and fiction writer Gideon Simons wrote this week’s sample response. Writing Prompt: Write a poem, flash fiction, or flash creative piece about a teacher, but do not use the word “teach” or “learn” in your work. (This restriction also applies to variations of the … Continue reading Writing Prompt Wednesday: Show Don’t Tell