Posts Tagged: Poets and Writers

Entitled Fiction

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At Poets and Writers, Steve Almond offers his opinion on the growing “Problem of Entitlement” —  “a curious arrogance toward published authors” among young writers. Here’s why he thinks that’s the continuing case: In my own experience, the Problem of Entitlement has gotten worse over the past decade and a half, and for three distinct […]

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Homesteading Detroit

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Detroit has a large inventory of vacant homes. Two years ago, Toby Barlow thought a great way to repopulate the city–and get new taxpayers–would be giving houses away to writers. Write a House plans on giving away its first house this year with Billy Collins and Major Jackson judging applicants’ writing. Poets & Writers has […]

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Community Building Through Workshops

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Julia Fierro successfully launched her debut novel, Cutting Teeth, earlier this summer. A decade ago, she wasn’t so lucky with her first manuscript. Fierro arrived in New York City after graduating from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop only to face rejection. In Poets and Writers, she describes her self-imposed exile from the literary scene and her […]

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Really?

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Of all the electrons blasted across the internet in the raging debate about the Poets & Writers rankings of MFA programs across this land, these may be the most useless. While defending the honor of the Columbia MFA program, Scott Kenemore wrote the following: “It’s [Columbia’s MFA program] for people whose genitals still work, dammit.” […]

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