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 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 piece about the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering’s 35th anniversary appears in the January/February 2019 issue of Poets & Writers. “By and large, it’s women and men from ranching,” says Hal Cannon, keynote speaker for the 2019 event, “people who live that life, who live in open spaces, and who have daily encounters with animals and work. It’s a great perspective for poetry and stories.” To read a brief history of cowboy poetry, please click here.
My piece about the rise of literary vinyl records appears in the May/June 2018 issue of Poets & Writers. “Even as music streaming dominates as a listening format, Third Man Books and Fonograf Editions aim for a literary listening experience that is both meaningful and tangible, that necessitates the physicality and fuller sound of a vinyl record.” To read a brief history of literary vinyl and learn about the beginning of audiobooks, please click here.