This summer Women Who Submit, an organization that supports and empowers women and nonbinary writers to submit their work in spite of publishing’s inequities, celebrates its tenth year. To learn more, please click here to read my most recent article in the May/June 2021 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
In the midst of COVID-19, the country’s oldest arts residency is reimagining itself after 113 years. My article about Virtual MacDowell appears in the November/December 2020 issue of Poets & Writers. To read more about online residencies, click here.
My article about literary festivals and conferences in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic recently appeared in the July/August 2020 issue of Poets & Writers. “It was important for us to take a step back and look again at our mission statement and remind ourselves our mission isn’t to put on a spring conference,” says Ed Southern. “Our mission is to connect, educate, promote, and serve writers.” To read more about online efforts in the literary community, please click here.
My piece covering the thirtieth session of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference recently appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of Poets & Writers. “Perhaps the best indication of the conference’s Southern roots,” writes Alice McDermott, “is how deeply and leisurely, warmly and wittily, people at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference talk to one another.” To read more about the conference’s history and its 2019 gathering, please click here.
My review of Sophia Shalmiyev’s Mother Winter (Simon & Schuster, 2019) recently appeared at Longreads. “There can be no periods at the end of Sappho’s translations,” writes Shalmiyev in her debut memoir, “because she is forever unfinished business to us.” To read more of “Mothers of the Future,” please click here.