[Earlier work is] like seeing an old photograph. Yes, that’s me all right, but I’m not sure I’m that person anymore.
Welcome to “Friday Reads,” featuring stories of the archives of jmww. Kick back, grab a comfy chair, and start your weekend off with beautiful, provocative, startling, unforgettable reads! This week’s […]
Water was what people talked about, worried over, and watched. Upstream and downstream, levees busted by force and by sabotage.
At the heart of this collection is the search for the shared sense of humanity and compassion that fiction provides us. These essays remind us that stories give us a way to connect rather than to escape.
Borderlands and Crossroads: Writing the Motherland Edited by Jane Satterfield and Laurie Kruk Demeter Press, 2016 282 pages, $34.95 978-1772580242 While there have been a variety of published and quality anthologies […]
Behind her stalked a small girl in a gi, her hands out in claws, to show her all the moves she’d learned, going for the throat and the weak places.
In this collection, the idea returned to most is our need to make loss feel significant and to keep it so.
As anyone who reads Simpson’s memoir will discover, its pages aren’t filled with sharp-tongued lessons on using English words correctly. Instead, they’re printed with personal and engaging stories that not only entertain readers but cleverly inform them, as well.
One of the great ideas I come back to as a writer is Milan Kundera’s concept of the novel (and novelist) as posers of questions, not dispensers of answers.
Envy is a regular part of my life, and it’s a question of what to do with it.