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
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
I began writing at 15. Back then, though I read eclectically, and still do, my favorite genre was YA fantasy. I wrote my first YA fantasy novel over the period of a year or so and rewrote it, and then took a break for my GCSE exams (I’m British by the way) and never got … Continue reading What’s Your Genre?
This week TMR poetry reader Ashieda McKoy is reading Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, James Baldwin Now edited by Dwight A. McBride, Unexplained Presence by Tisa Bryant, Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin, Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology edited by E. Patrick Johnson and Mae G. Henderson, Closet Space by … Continue reading Staff Picks
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
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
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