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It’s hard to be brilliant at more than one thing. Malcolm Gladwell famously claimed that it takes ten thousand hours to be an expert at something, so to be an expert at two things? Twenty thousand hours. I believe in those hours, how necessary they are, but I’m talking about… [Read More]
My friend, K, sends me a poem / a pack of considerable bones or a scented gate that has this line in it: “I can’t act in poetry.” There are hooks and they emerge and catch my wounds or wound me / and I hold onto them or hold them.… [Read More]
There are so many very important articles on the victimization of women in society. And this is not one of them. Nope. This is an altogether different take—this is about when the male writer feels threatened by the empowered female writer. Is it because he does not understand her? Is… [Read More]
This conversation, moderated by Hoa Nguyen, took place on March 29, 2015. Hoa sent out a preliminary list of questions meant to spark the conversation, but ultimately the frankness and depth of the conversation emerged as we realized that we shared many common experiences, concerns, and hopes.
It was less than a month ago that B O D Y literary journal came under fire via social media for apparent misogyny. In short, editorial comments about a young woman writer—including about her face—were accidentally forwarded to her. My initial impression—and to my mind, the overwhelming consensus, at… [Read More]