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November 14, 2014

Much of your work contains natural and pastoral imagery. “Forced Bloom,” for instance, which appears on the Academy of American Poets’ website, describes a woman cutting back the branches of a forsythia so that the blooms will return later on. What draws you to this natural imagery? Why are you so concerned with it?


Forced Bloom” is about hands, about touch, physical contact.  It blends several scenes into a kind of narr...

October 27, 2014

1) Your workshop is about lingering, “Giving Your Reader All the Time in the World.” What’s one of your favorite examples of lingering in fiction? Why do you think that lingering in writing is important? 

Let’s think of text as a gift.   Each day most of us gift our friends, family, and colleagues with lots and lots of gifts—bite sized—a text here, an email there, a tweet in between. How much thought do we put into these gifts...

July 3, 2014

**The Writer's Block Festival/Memorious Poetry Contest**


Judge: Rebecca Morgan Frank, editor-in-chief of Memorious. $500, plus publication in Memorious. $10 submission fee. Manuscripts are being accepted now at https://writersblockaward.submittable.com/submit through the October 15, 2014 deadline. Send 1 - 3 previously unpublished poems in ONE WORD DOC (no more than 1 poem per page, and no more than 6 pages, collectively).



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