Monthly Archives: May 2015

Why Writers Hate Writing and What We Can Do About It

Originally posted on Jennifer Keishin Armstrong:
Writers hate writing, right? It’s true. We can’t stand it. A lot of beginning writers think that hating writing means they shouldn’t be writers. I generally think it means they should. I’ve never totally figured it out, but I believe we hate writing because we love it so much.…

“Helium”, a new poem by Marika Brooks

Wow, I love this poem. Though seeming very small and specific in the details on the page, through its words and images it pulls in a great expanse of space/time and of humanity, acting like a lexical event horizon at the center of an emotional field. It is beautiful and powerful, and just a little terrible, out of all proportion to its […]