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The Artists’ Predicament

September 3, 2015

Americans, in particular, are eager to marry one’s identity with her profession or job, and seem to prefer thinking of any pursuit outside of one’s job as a hobby. The writer dreams that eventually, though it may take years, she will break through and be able to support herself as a writer. But even if this doesn’t happen, she is not less of a writer and would never identify her pursuit as a hobby. Keep in mind: Toni Morrison worked at Howard University and was raising two kids when she wrote The Bluest Eye. [...]

Favorite Poems: Islam, Hopkins

August 25, 2015

Neelanjana Banerjee and Frank Stewart At the 2015 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference this year, our team at tatestreet.org were excited to kick off a new collaboration between Tate Street, Robert Pinsky, and the Favorite Poem Project (favoritepoem.org). The FPP was created by [...]

Favorite Poems: Johnson, Owen

August 11, 2015

  Alicia Ostriker and L. Lamar Wilson At the 2015 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference this year, our team at tatestreet.org were excited to kick off a new collaboration between Tate Street, Robert Pinsky, and the Favorite Poem Project (favoritepoem.org). The FPP was [...]

In The Margins E14: Small, the Next Big

August 4, 2015

In this episode we speak with Jeffrey Lependorf, Community of Literary Magazines and Presses' Executive Director. A service organization to independent literary publishers of exceptional fiction, poetry and prose, CMLP provides guidance on the backstage work of American literature. Join us as we learn about the organization, trends in the industry, guidance on submitting your writing and more. [...]

In The Margins E12: Writing out of Silence

July 7, 2015

In this episode we speak with Melissa Hassard, founder of Women Writers of the Triad (WWOT). Founded in 2012, WWOT's mission is “to support, encourage, and nurture each other while working to find our voice, and hone our craft”. Join us as we talk to Melissa about the challenges and rewards she has experienced on her journey with WWOT. [...]