From the Archives: Three Cities, by Dawn Raffel

September 10, 2021

Happy birthday, Dawn Raffel! Celebrate by reading this Raffel fiction...

From the Archives: However Many Sayings to Live and Die By, by Robert Lopez

August 31, 2021

Happy birthday, Robert Lopez! Celebrate by reading Lopez's “However Many...

William Carlos Williams on Language, Writing, Reading, Poetry, and More

September 17, 2021

  Happy birthday, William Carlos Williams! Here are some quotes from the writer.   "beauty is a defiance of authority"   "And if when I...

From the Archives: The Alluring Obscurity of Noir: A Lesson Before Writing, by Ted Morrissey

September 5, 2021

Happy birthday, Ted Morrissey! Celebrate by reading this Morrissey essay on Robert Coover's Noir!   It was my great fortune to grow up in a...

Julio Cortázar on Writing, Language, Literature, Living Absurdly, and More

August 26, 2021

  Happy birthday, Julio Cortázar! Here are some quotes from the writer.   "'What good is a writer if he can't destroy literature?'"   "'Being...