World Enough, and Time

September 22, 2016

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Originally posted on A View from the Potholes:
* My daughter, when trying to go to sleep last night, asked me to hold her. “I want to be tangled like a knot,” she cried. As if that’s a thing to want. Wrapped up in those wants and big emotions, she’s more articulate than I can…

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Sneak Preview of a Manuscript Making Throw Down

September 26, 2014

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trevett post office

On Making the Poetry Manuscript — New and Improved, Part IV — Coming Attractions As you may know, every week for the next little while I will be expanding on many of the 27 points covered in my October 2011 post about making the poetry manuscript. If you’ve not read that original post, it’s called “On […]

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On Making the Poetry Manuscript — New and Improved, Part III

September 19, 2014

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invincible

As you may know, every week (usually on Wednesday) for the next little while I will be expanding on many of the 27 points covered in my October 2011 post about making the poetry manuscript. If you’ve not read that original post, it’s called “On Making The Poetry Manuscript” and is available here. This is […]

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On Making the Poetry Manuscript — New and Improved, Part II

September 10, 2014

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As you may know, this and every Wednesday for the next little while I will be expanding on many of the points covered in my October, 2011 post about making the poetry manuscript. If you’ve not read that original post, it’s called “On Making The Poetry Manuscript” and is available here. This is the second […]

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On Making the Poetry Manuscript — New and Improved, Part I

September 3, 2014

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Truchas guest room

This and every Wednesday for the next little while I will be expanding on many of the 27 points covered in my earlier post about making the poetry manuscript. If you’ve not read that original post, it’s called “On Making The Poetry Manuscript” (October 12, 2011) and is available here. But first . . . […]

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On Reading and Reading Fees — How Things Happen Around Here

July 8, 2014

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CLIFFS OF MOHER, DOOLIN, IRELAND 07-06

This blog entry concerns manuscript reading at Tupelo Press and the question of reading fees, the whys and wherefores. Beginning in a few days, a series of new blog posts expanding on my earlier entry: On Making the Poetry Manuscript. So, the other day, we received this note from one of our far-flung correspondents: “Reading […]

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My Favorite 14-Year-Old Interviews Me

September 6, 2013

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view from the loft

  Last spring I was interviewed, rather informally by a 14-year-old boy, one I happen to know quite well, whose school project was to recreate a Studs Terkel “Working” sort of oral history, and who rather inexplicably chose me as his subject. I saved that transcript for later, and here, as I enter my 15th […]

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