…this model can be incredibly damaging to the relationship (and continued success) that authors currently enjoy. One of the biggest advantages libraries offer writers is
Month: February 2011
There’s no willing conspiracy here as far as I’m concerned. The people I’ve written for are, without fail, inspired, smart, engaged advocates of literary culture. Besides, I tend to select the majority of books that I review, and these days I tend to get assigned what I pitch. “It’s not you,” I now say to my editors and to the world, “it’s me.” But when it comes down to it, I’m obviously, however minor, part of a problem, and I’m not exactly sure what to do with this humiliating revelation.
Michael Washburn’s honest and thoughtful How Does It Feel To Be A Problem?: The Vida Study.
My news! Let me tell you it! PANK just accepted my facial allotransplantation short story. THAT’S RIGHT I’M AWESOME.
When I invited a woman to come on the show as an expert guest, it was not unusual for her to decline. She’d tell me
My youngest kid hits Jane’s kid on the head using a bright green dragon puppet. The dragon is on my kid’s hand, so the line between hitting her kid with a toy and hitting her kid with his fist is thin.
Read “Truths about Suicidal Women” by Jenniey Tallman.
Because there are men whose lives Iâ€™ve avidly followedâ€”out of admiration for their work or their â€œway.â€ Paolo Pasolini always comes to mind. I love
The couch caught a number of Estelle Markowitz’s tears, just as earlier in the day it had absorbed Jack Green’s, and the day before, Roger Barber’s. Over two decades so many tears had landed on the couch, the cushion was shot through with salt. In the summer, patients experienced a mysterious burning sensation on the backs of their exposed legs, but they never bothered to mention it. At $180 an hour, it didn’t seem worth mentioning.
Read “Couch” by Rachel Maizes.
…mainly about epidemiology and Bobby Rogers (who I saw read on Thursday; short version = he’s great) and more on gender parity, but it all
Following VIDA’s publication of The Count 2010, I (and loads of others) have been discussing gender parity in publishing. I’ve finally finished crunching the numbers
Submitting Work: A Womanâ€™s Problem? by Becky Tuch is an interesting take on this whole issue, and well worth reading. There’s also a comment from