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Posts Tagged: letters

Old-Fashioned Correspondence

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I started trawling through books, visiting local museums and exhibitions and navigating various online archives, looking for examples of interesting correspondence, and, within a few days, I’d found so many fascinating documents – letters, memos, telegrams – that I was hooked. I’d also become convinced, during my research, that they would make a great subject […]

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Next Letter in the Mail: Ray Shea

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We’re sending our next Letter in the Mail from Ray Shea on October 15! Ray Shea has contributed to two of our Readers Report Back: Running Away and Neighborhood. His piece “Neighborhood Watch” was a nominee for a Pushcart Prize and he has been published in The Citron Review, fwriction : review and ARDOR Literary Magazine. Learn more about him on tumblr, […]

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New Letter in the Mail

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The next Letter in the Mail is from none other than Lauren Eggert-Crowe. Lauren is the author of two poetry chapbooks. Some of her other work has appeared in Salon, The Nervous Breakdown, and L.A. Review of Books. You may recognize her name from her Rumpus interviews with the likes of Matthew Specktor and Kate […]

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Next Letter in the Mail: Jessica Anthony

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The next Letter in the Mail is from none other than Jessica Anthony! Jessica’s debut novel, The Convalescent, received praise from The San Francisco Chronicle, Publisher’s Weekly, and among others. In 2009, McSweeney’s honored her with the Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award. Her most recent work is Chopsticks, a graphic novel collaboration with Rodrigo Corral, […]

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Next Letter for Kids: Michael Reisman

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The next Letter for Kids, going out Monday, July 15, is from Michael Reisman! Born and raised in New Jersey, Michael worked all kinds of jobs, from dishwasher at a pizzeria to assistant for Tom Hanks, before settling on young-adult author. He just concluded his Simon Bloom series with the electrifying Simon Bloom: The Order of Chaos and […]

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Heaven, According to Hemingway

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Maria Popova of Brain Pickings has featured a 1925 letter from Ernest Hemingway to F. Scott Fitzgerald, in which Hemingway describes his personal conception of heaven (after playfully guessing at Fitzgerald’s). As an added bonus, check out the snapshot of Scott and Ernest palling around in Paris. Hemingway looking remarkably casual and contemporary next to […]

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THE NEXT LETTER IN THE MAIL:
Lisa Jane Persky

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The next Letter in the Mail, going out this Friday, is from Lisa Jane Persky. Lisa Jane is a writer, photographer, actress and editor. Her fiction, journalism and photography has appeared in periodicals ranging from Bomb to MOJO to The Los Angeles Times. She made her screen debut in 1978 playing Robert Duvall’s daughter in The Great Santini, and has appeared in […]

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I Wish You Were Here

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At The Rumpus, we love a good letter, and Tanya Houghton wants you to send her mother postcards. Three years ago Marianne Houghton was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Once an avid traveler, her deteriorating health has left her without an outlet for her wanderlust. In response, her daughter has started the “I Wish You Were Here […]

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“It Will Prove Invincible”

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In 1981, Philip K. Dick saw a television segment about the forthcoming film Blade Runner, based on his novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. He then wrote a fervent letter to the production company. Dick passed away five months after this letter and before the release of the film. “The impact of BLADE RUNNER is […]

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Please Read the Letter That I Wrote

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Starved for funds, the United States Postal Service recently considered cutting its mail delivery service down to five-days a week–not a huge surprise considering their losses over the last couple of years and the fact that Americans are relying more and more on electronic measures of communication. In short, letter writing is becoming a dying […]

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