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:

Click on Eustace to read about his story Confessions of a Juggler
Motherhood and show biz after forty.
by Tina Fey

The Order of Things
The problem with college rankings.
by Malcolm Gladwell

Middlemarch and Me
What George Eliot teaches us.
by Rebecca Mead

The Apostate
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

aba-city-lights-poet-picAbigail 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 OnlineThe Greensboro Review, Linebreakand 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: Currently, she is studying Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media as a PhD at NC State in Raleigh, NC.

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