Posts Tagged: Blackbird

Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #23: Plays to Devour on the Page and the Stage

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Of course it’s tremendous to see a play on stage, but reading a play, its script, is a pleasure in its own right. I think for many of us the notion of reading plays was ruined in high school, what with the dreadful, hackneyed line-by-line dissection of Romeo and Juliet and Our Town led by […]

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Want Some Transtomer?

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Tomas Transtomer, that is, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Blackbird, an online journal, has his 1996 book, Sorrow Gondola, available on their website at the link above. The translations are by Patty Crane, and there’s a bunch of other goodies there as well.

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A Necessarily Incomplete But Hopefully Helpful List That Proves The Slush Pile Has a Pulse

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A couple of weeks ago, I ranted against a Wall Street Journal article that proclaimed “The Slush Pile is Dead.” The slush pile, for those who are unfamiliar, is the name for the large amount of unsolicited writing that’s submitted for publication to magazines and web sites. Part of the reason for my reaction to […]

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