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!
by Julie Chibbaro Bill’s stuff makes me laugh. You can’t say that about all his work, since he writes in various styles, but Lessard is an expert in writing the absurd in a way that somehow makes sense. Take this, from his piece entitled: “Alternate Careers for House of Cards’ Frank Underwood” published in McSweeney’s: … Continue reading One Futurist Speaks: Interview with Writer William Lessard
by Kristen Holt Browning When Julie first asked me to blog for the Get Lit website, I had no idea what to write about. Every week, Julie or Flora give their insightful exchanges with authors both local and far-flung, or Ruta provides great behind-the-scenes peeks into the book publishing world. What could I offer? Well, … Continue reading A Year of Reading Like a Writer: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
by Julie Chibbaro A few months ago, I crashed physically: I couldn’t get out of bed, I couldn’t look at my phone or computer, couldn’t be near electronics of any kind, couldn’t even wear my step counter. I had been working hard—clearly, too hard—on my novel for months and months. I had forced myself to … Continue reading Brain in a Basket: Interview with Sarah Herrington
by Kristen Holt Browning Politics and writing: do they mix? Up until recently, I would have said “no.” I thought works of fiction and poetry that overtly articulated political opinions or worldviews were artless and heavy handed. But it’s 2018, and regardless of whether you’re liberal, conservative, or somewhere in between, politics is everywhere. A … Continue reading Let’s Get Political