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Cover Photo: On the left is the cover of the novel The Lifestyle, which has an illustration of a woman talking to two men. On the right is the author, Taylor Hahn, smiling and looking at the camera.
Taylor Hahn Writes Comedy From a Place of Tension
Crystal Hana Kim interviews Taylor Hahn about her new novel, learning to write in law school, and subverting the jokes about the swinging lifestyle.
Jun 14, 2022
Cover Photo: This header image shows a picture of Peter Ho Davies book, THE ART OF REVISION, as well as a headshot of him.
Peter Ho Davies Believes Revision Is a Mindset
In this interview, Ruth Joffre talks with Peter Ho Davies about his craft book ‘The Art of Revision,’ how to interpret feedback, and how to navigate the pressures of publishing.
Jun 15, 2022
Cover Photo: A photograph of Michelle Hart, standing in front of a body of water and looking at the camera. To her left is the cover of her novel, "We Do What We Do In the Dark."
Michelle Hart Is Queering the Campus Novel
In this interview, Michelle Hart discusses her debut novel, ‘We Do What We Do in the Dark’; the art of the flashback; and how ceding your power can be very hot.
Jun 21, 2022

Cover Photo: This illustration shows a variety of people standing with their hands to the sky. They are in black and white, but bright bubbles in different colors float away from them and skyward, as if being released.
The Essay as a Form of Giving Up
One way to consider the essay is as a way to capture, study, and release back into the world a question or story that preoccupies you.
Jun 09, 2022
Cover Photo: This photograph is a close up of brightly colored bird feathers layered on top of one another--rich red, yellow, and blue, with hints of green.
Sensory Detail and Setting Exercise
Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, this writing exercise from Aatif Rashid will help you write lyrical sentences rich with sensory detail.
Jun 13, 2022
Cover Photo: In this photo, we are looking through a doorway at a cat, who is sitting in the kitchen.
Write that Poem
What nuggets of life are you sharing that need poems? Write the poem about how your cat won’t leave you alone with help from this prompt by Lillian-Yvonne Bertram.