Posts Tagged: character

The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Shane McCrae

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I think that the moment we’re living in offers the best opportunity we’ve had in a long time in that a lot of things having to do with identity politics are being talked about in poems.

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Different Worlds

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While the boundary between fiction and nonfiction has never been clearly defined, no one said crossing over would be easy. For the Daily Beast, Esther Freud describes how she made the jump: If I was writing about a real person, I would have to seek out every last possible truth. I would have to bend […]

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Characters Aren’t the Enemy

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I’ll admit that I was so into sentence construction when I started working with Amy that I had zero interest in character development. Hempel subtly persuaded me, partially through introducing me to radical prose stylists who also care about their characters, that pathos in fiction is not an outmoded concept and is not the enemy […]

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