There’s nothing like a good article to stimulate “prewriting” (or at least give you something to bring up at dinner with your in-laws). The Anniversary Issue (February 14 & 21) of The New Yorker stood out to us as particularly full of great investigative journalism, contemporary poetry, and humor. Here’s a list of our favorite reads:
The Order of Things
The problem with college rankings.
by Malcolm Gladwell
Middlemarch and Me
What George Eliot teaches us.
by Rebecca Mead
A former Scientologist speaks out.
by Lawrence Wright
“The Other Place”
a short story by Mary Gaitskill
by Ellen Bryant Voigt
“The Rhythms Pronounce Themselves Then Vanish”
by Dean Young
by Richard Wilbur
Hop on over to read , if not all of these, many free articles from the newest issue online.
About the Author: Abigail Browning
Abigail Browning, Founder and Managing Editor, a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, received her MFA in Poetry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Abigail has poems either published or forthcoming in the Yemassee Journal Online, The Greensboro Review, Linebreak, and RHINO Poetry. In addition, she was honored to receive the Amon Liner Poetry Award, the Noel Callow/Academy of American Poets’ Prize, and was a finalist for the Linda Flowers NC Arts Prize. She also has a passion for jazz music and dance, and teaches swing-era dances in her free time: www.abigailbrowning.com. Currently, she is studying Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media as a PhD at NC State in Raleigh, NC.