Tag: writing

November 18 / blog

Somehow, I manage to be simultaneously a bit of a Pollyanna and a bitter realist. One might call the philosophy that has allowed me to keep my equanimity around the election “Disaster Zen.” What is behind my adoption of Disaster…

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April 28 / blog

This post is reblogged from a post yesterday at Okey-Panky — my interview with the lovely writer and editor Alice Bolin. Earlier this year, we published Susanna Donato’s essay “Fast Food.” Today she answers a few questions for editor-at-large Alice Bolin.…

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April 22 / 1990s
April 19 / blog
April 14 / blog

I’m fresh back from the AWP Conference/convention/book fair in Los Angeles last week — well, fresh-ish, and freshly recuperated after a week of rest — and ready to share. AWP, the Association of Writing Programs, puts on a huge convention every…

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February 1 / 1980s

By day, I handed a drive-through order to a man whose testicles lay outside his nylon running shorts, like a small bald rodent. ….   The good people at Okey-Panky published my short essay “Fast Food” today. Please read it —…

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April 14 / 1990s
March 10 / Music
March 6 / Writing

This post crossed my path this morning — Bored Panda’s collection of photos of artists and their muses in the artists’ studios. The timing is perfect, as I just cleaned up my home office, but then I really need to…

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March 4 / Memoir

Golly, it’s serious around here this week. Maybe it’s the somber, snowy weather. I promise to return to fluffy pop songs soon. Meanwhile, this morning, an interesting article came across my Facebook feed, about a study that found that family…

Read the PostIs writing memoir healthy?