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Who by Fire

Published 20.05.2013
Adventurous readers, myself included, make a practice of looking for talented new writers who are just waiting to be discovered. These solitary artists are often buried alive in the overcrowded publishing world, wondering if word-of-mouth will...

Dana Gioia’s 'Pity the Beautiful': A talk with a major poet

Published 20.07.2013
The first time I encountered poet Dana Gioia was in 1991 when I read his controversial essay in The Atlantic Monthly, “Can Poetry Matter?” and then the book with that title that followed. Gioia has deeply influenced my own thinking about poetry,...

Margaret Brown's interview with "Who By Fire" author Mary L. Tabor

Published 22.07.2013
Margaret Brown: You have your main character creating the story of his deceased wife’s  affair through memory and invention. It’s a  novel approach to narrative — how did you  arrive at it? Mary L. Tabor:   It’s fascinating to me that you use...

Film and Books: The butterfly effect

Published 31.07.2013
Have you become cynical about love? Do you think there’s nowhere to meet anyone anymore, that men are still boys, that women want commitment and children and big weddings—all promised on date three? Golly, why even bother? What to do? I have an...

Margin Call and Moneyball: Films about money?

Published 31.07.2013
Margin Call and Moneyball, two films from 2011 with money central to the narratives, focus the camera lens on love. These two flicks are flip sides of each other: one with love missing; the other with love surprisingly present.   Margin Call is...

Twelve films to love from 2011

Published 31.07.2013
Love may not be obvious to the critics in my picks from 2011, a great year for film, but it’s the key to “getting” what makes each of these flicks great. This list is in alphabetical order because a number has no meaning when love is the answer....

Mary L. Tabor

Published 07.08.2013
Mary L. Tabor worked most of her life so that one day she would be able to write full-time. She quit her corporate job when she was 50, put on a backpack and hiking boots to trudge across campus with folks more than half her age. She’s the...

Henry Jaglom: Conversation with the independent filmmaker, director, writer

Published 12.09.2013
Henry Jaglom—the innovative filmmaker, director, and screenwriter—has remained independent of the so-called Hollywood studio system by ensuring that all his films, on the advice of Orson Welles, “Never need Hollywood.” In 1971, Jaglom persuaded...

The writer as creator: Wallace Stevens - Part one - Stevens and the Absolute

Published 31.12.2013
“I wonder if anyone in my generation is able to make the movements of faith?” —Søren Kierkegaard [i]   As one who tries herself to put words on paper, in story, in an attempt to make sense of existence, I am interested in Wallace Stevens’...

The writer as creator: Wallace Stevens - Part two - Stevens and the Absolute

Published 06.01.2014
Editor's Note: This is a five part series - Please click here for part One. Last week I began an in-depth study of Wallace Stevens’ work that I deeply admire. I contend, despite the great love I have for his work, that he did not confront,...

The writer as creator: Wallace Stevens - Part three - Stevens and the Absolute

Published 11.01.2014
Editor's Note: This is a five part series - Please click here for part One. To review, from the end of part two of my five-part essay: If the writer who creates in words and whose subject is the nature and meaning of existence—and I believe this...

The writer as creator: Wallace Stevens - Part four - Stevens and the Absolute

Published 20.01.2014
Editor's Note: This is a five part series - Please click here for part One. I close part three of this five-part essay this way: Stevens may not, as is generally believed, have rejected the idea of God. How could he? I ask. He did not confront...

The writer as creator: Wallace Stevens - Part five - Stevens and the Absolute

Published 26.01.2014
Editor's Note: This is a five part series - Please click here for part One. In this five-part essay, I have examined Wallace Stevens’ work that I deeply admire and I have questioned whether he confronted his own rejection of the Absolute: a...

On Reading Lewis Hyde’s The Gift

Published 01.02.2014
I first read Lewis Hyde’s The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property, now in its 25-year anniversary edition, in the mid-eighties and I began to breathe again, I began to write to live—and I don’t mean support myself. Or is that what...

Top Ten: Writers and poets on LOVE

Published 17.02.2014
Valentine’s day has passed—and perhaps you forgot. Love is forever—so here are some ways to powerfully express your love on an ordinary day—and make someone love you—or, if necessary, forgive you. Discover writers and poets who can say what...