“Linked stories can allow you to create a portrait of a character or a place, or both, in a much different way from a novel. In story collections, the connections can be looser, characters can transform in surprising and sometimes jarring ways.” Thomas H. McNeely interviewed by Malena Watrous for Stanford’s The Writer’s Spotlight. Read…Keep reading
“When you design a dwelling you are giving shape to space so that a body, humans mostly, but not just—can inhabit the space. If one thinks of a poem as a dwelling—after all stanza is Italian for room—then it is interesting to think not only about what one is saying, but about the space one…Keep reading
“I read like a fiend as a child, all science and history, though! My favorite books were Audubon Field Guides, especially the editions about snakes, birds, and fishes. I also carried around a copy of Jacques Cousteau’s The Shark: Splendid Savage of the Seas book for years. Still have it on my shelf now!”Keep reading
I binge-read through classics because I felt I needed to read them. I didn’t take the time to understand or digest them, so while I can say that I did “read” those volumes, I can’t recall much of their language or content. I’ve learned to avoid feeling required to read things.Keep reading
For me, almost all reading is pleasurable. And I can learn from it, even the bad stuff. But I particularly like long novels where I can spend weeks or even months with the characters—thinking about them throughout the day and looking forward to the next morning when I can spend time with them again.Keep reading
Mackenzie Campbell interviews Texas Review Press author James Jabar James Jabar is a student and lecturer from Greensboro, NC. He has an MFA in poetry from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his poems have recently appeared in The Freshwater Review. When he is not writing poetry or mentoring students, he spends his…Keep reading
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