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Sunday

Succulent Sunday: The Little Things

Pho­to by Meg Boscov [Editor’s Note: This ongo­ing Sun­day fea­ture pairs pho­tographs from Meg Boscov with a thought (or two) from the man­ag­ing edi­tor about focus­ing on tiny things to find some­thing sig­nif­i­cant. Click on the pic­ture itself to view at full size.]   Beau­ty, they say, is in the eye of the behold­er. Here, […]

Saturday

Flash Fiction: Grandmasters of Flash AWP Panel, 1

As part of a pan­el on flash at AWP in Port­land, David Galef asked the three oth­er pan­el members—Nancy Stohlman, John Dufresne, and me—five ques­tions. I’ll be post­ing my answers to each for your enjoy­ment. Here’s the first. How does your book teach flash fic­tion? How is it dif­fer­ent from teach­ing good writ­ing tech­niques in gen­er­al? […]

Thursday

ONE WORD STORIES from Richard Kostelanetz (9 of 12)

      Indi­vid­ual entries on Richard Koste­lan­etz’s work in sev­er­al fields appear in var­i­ous edi­tions of Read­ers Guide to Twen­ti­eth-Cen­tu­ry Writ­ers, Mer­ri­am-Web­ster Ency­clo­pe­dia of Lit­er­a­ture, Con­tem­po­rary Poets, Con­tem­po­rary Nov­el­ists, Post­mod­ern Fic­tion, Webster’s Dic­tio­nary of Amer­i­can Writ­ers, The Harper­Collins Reader’s Ency­clo­pe­dia of Amer­i­can Lit­er­a­ture, Baker’s Bio­graph­i­cal Dic­tio­nary of Musi­cians, Direc­to­ry of Amer­i­can Schol­ars, Who’s Who […]

Thursday

ONE WORD STORIES from Richard Kostelanetz (8 of 12)

      Indi­vid­ual entries on Richard Koste­lan­etz’s work in sev­er­al fields appear in var­i­ous edi­tions of Read­ers Guide to Twen­ti­eth-Cen­tu­ry Writ­ers, Mer­ri­am-Web­ster Ency­clo­pe­dia of Lit­er­a­ture, Con­tem­po­rary Poets, Con­tem­po­rary Nov­el­ists, Post­mod­ern Fic­tion, Webster’s Dic­tio­nary of Amer­i­can Writ­ers, The Harper­Collins Reader’s Ency­clo­pe­dia of Amer­i­can Lit­er­a­ture, Baker’s Bio­graph­i­cal Dic­tio­nary of Musi­cians, Direc­to­ry of Amer­i­can Schol­ars, Who’s Who […]

Thursday

ONE WORD STORIES from Richard Kostelanetz (7 of 12)

      Indi­vid­ual entries on Richard Koste­lan­etz’s work in sev­er­al fields appear in var­i­ous edi­tions of Read­ers Guide to Twen­ti­eth-Cen­tu­ry Writ­ers, Mer­ri­am-Web­ster Ency­clo­pe­dia of Lit­er­a­ture, Con­tem­po­rary Poets, Con­tem­po­rary Nov­el­ists, Post­mod­ern Fic­tion, Webster’s Dic­tio­nary of Amer­i­can Writ­ers, The Harper­Collins Reader’s Ency­clo­pe­dia of Amer­i­can Lit­er­a­ture, Baker’s Bio­graph­i­cal Dic­tio­nary of Musi­cians, Direc­to­ry of Amer­i­can Schol­ars, Who’s Who […]

Tuesday

Breviary by David Mohan

We met in a chat room, then fol­lowed up with a date in the city. I wore a black dress to ward off expec­ta­tions. He wore a grey undertaker’s suit. We had a nice seafood din­ner in a water­front restau­rant. He was an accoun­tant, but I didn’t hold that against him. The liquor drowned out […]

Thursday

ONE WORD STORIES from Richard Kostelanetz (6 of 12)

      Indi­vid­ual entries on Richard Koste­lan­etz’s work in sev­er­al fields appear in var­i­ous edi­tions of Read­ers Guide to Twen­ti­eth-Cen­tu­ry Writ­ers, Mer­ri­am-Web­ster Ency­clo­pe­dia of Lit­er­a­ture, Con­tem­po­rary Poets, Con­tem­po­rary Nov­el­ists, Post­mod­ern Fic­tion, Webster’s Dic­tio­nary of Amer­i­can Writ­ers, The Harper­Collins Reader’s Ency­clo­pe­dia of Amer­i­can Lit­er­a­ture, Baker’s Bio­graph­i­cal Dic­tio­nary of Musi­cians, Direc­to­ry of Amer­i­can Schol­ars, Who’s Who […]

Tuesday

Understanding by Katherine DeGilio

She used to pull the cov­ers over her head when shad­ows mor­phed into mon­sters. One day she walked into her room, tears cling­ing to her cheeks, and the mon­ster growled. She growled loud­er. Now she dan­gles her arm out the side of her bed, and they hold hands. The End.

Thursday

ONE WORD STORIES from Richard Kostelanetz (5 of 12)

      Indi­vid­ual entries on Richard Koste­lan­etz’s work in sev­er­al fields appear in var­i­ous edi­tions of Read­ers Guide to Twen­ti­eth-Cen­tu­ry Writ­ers, Mer­ri­am-Web­ster Ency­clo­pe­dia of Lit­er­a­ture, Con­tem­po­rary Poets, Con­tem­po­rary Nov­el­ists, Post­mod­ern Fic­tion, Webster’s Dic­tio­nary of Amer­i­can Writ­ers, The Harper­Collins Reader’s Ency­clo­pe­dia of Amer­i­can Lit­er­a­ture, Baker’s Bio­graph­i­cal Dic­tio­nary of Musi­cians, Direc­to­ry of Amer­i­can Schol­ars, Who’s Who […]