Boat Squatters, Liberal Arts Cults & Toxic Masculinity

By Flora Stadler A great long form article doesn’t feel like a slog. I love long reads that push the word limit for a single sitting, but still grip me until the end. This week, I’ve got three articles that fit this description. Lost at Sea: Poverty and paradise at the edge of America By Joe … Continue reading Boat Squatters, Liberal Arts Cults & Toxic Masculinity

On the Importance of Feedback

By Ruta Rimas Hopefully, you’ve already heard the exciting news about how GetLit Beacon is expanding: with a monthly writer’s circle. Starting May 5th, prior to our regular gathering, we will be offering a chance to meet other writers in our community and to give you professional feedback on the first 2 pages of your … Continue reading On the Importance of Feedback

I Don’t Know What T. S. Eliot Was Talking About, or, It’s National Poetry Month!

How odd that National Poetry Month falls in April—the month so famously designated as “cruel” in one of the canonical poems of Western literature (The Waste Land). Is this irony, or whimsy, or just an unfortunate coincidence? Regardless, as we slide toward the end of National Poetry Month, here are a few of the poetry … Continue reading I Don’t Know What T. S. Eliot Was Talking About, or, It’s National Poetry Month!

The Dramatists Guild – It’s a Moral Choice

By Jody Strimling-Muchow When I arrived in New York City after graduate school, I was a newly-minted Equity Actor, clutching my M.F.A. in my hot little hand. I went on audition after audition, did workshops and readings and tiny parts in movies and television shows. It’s hard being an actor, but I loved it. Until … Continue reading The Dramatists Guild – It’s a Moral Choice

Lydia Netzer: Inhabiting the Other Side of Death

By Flora Stadler I read Lydia Netzer’s novel Shine Shine Shine when I was very pregnant with my second child. Sleeping had become problematic, so I tore through the story—about a willful woman named Sunny and her genius, astronaut husband, who’s lost in space when Sunny gives birth to their second child. The birth scene … Continue reading Lydia Netzer: Inhabiting the Other Side of Death