Posts Tagged: diaries

Sound & Vision: Nicole Georges

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Allyson McCabe talks with Nicole Georges, illustrator, zinester and educator, about her new book Fetch, how she got into the DIY punk scene, and family secrets.

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Cristina García and Truong Tran

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How do you work with a material that you don’t have trust in? I had to step away from it and find another way of articulating and I had to do it without words.

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Dear Diary

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…while autobiography and memoir have gained ground as legitimate and canonical literary modes, the diary retains an association with inappropriate, overly personal, or pejoratively “private” discourse. At Huffington Post, Kylie Cardell examines the diary’s transition into public art form, from tabloid scoops and confessional blogs to contemporary figures who publish their own diaries, and our […]

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Making Art and Being an Artist

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When does an artist get to be called an artist? Anne Truitt explored the labels in her diary seven years in the making, Daybook: The Journal of an Artist. Maria Popova over at Brain Pickings looks at Truitt’s work and the “existential discomfort” at facing her life’s retrospective. Truitt wrote: The “just me” reaction was, […]

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Almost On The Road

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The New Yorker has unlocked a selection of Jack Kerouac’s journals that ran in the magazine back in 1998. Beginning with his near-completion of Town and City, and ending days after its publication, the text captures the growing pains of a 25-year-old author: Got form-rejection card from Macmillan’s. I’m getting more confident and angrier each […]

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When The Private Becomes The Professional

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“Will social media kill writers’ diaries?” So asks Rumpus contributor Michele Filgate, in a Salon piece that examines the growing usage of Twitter, Facebook, and other public outlets to allow readers to eavesdrop on the personal thoughts and process of being a writer. Opinions from Matt Bell, Jess Walter, Caroline Leavitt, and others round out Filgate’s […]

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