Academic

January 2019

Featured Writer: Poet Gail Goepfert’s Craft Essay “Thinking about Process:  Planting or Planning”

By | 2019-01-17T13:02:09+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Academic, FEATURED, Featured Writer, FEATURED WRITERS, FEATURED WRITERS, LITERARY ARTS, Nonfiction, Personal Essay|

Featured Writer: Gail Goepfert   Thinking about Process:  Planting or Planning How do we come to a poem, to any writing really. Simply stated, writers need foodstuff—something to feed and inform our writing. The process [...]

December 2018

Featured Series of Close Readings: A Close Reading of Fielding Dawson’s “The Vertical Fields” by Pamelyn Casto

By | 2018-12-19T14:08:03+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Academic, Close Reading, FEATURED, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LITERARY ARTS, Nonfiction|

Pamelyn Casto, Contributing Editor for Flash Discourse   A Close Reading of Fielding Dawson's "The Vertical Fields" Read the story online. Read the story in Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (Robert Shapard and James Thomas, [...]

Featured Series of Close Readings: A Close Reading of Dino Buzzati’s “The Falling Girl” by Pamelyn Casto

By | 2018-12-19T14:01:35+00:00 December 1st, 2018|Academic, Close Reading, FEATURED, LITERARY ARTS, Nonfiction|

Pamelyn Casto, Contributing Editor for Flash Discourse   A Close Reading of Dino Buzzati’s "The Falling Girl" Read the story online at https://www.murrieta.k12.ca.us/cms/lib5/CA01000508/Centricity/Domain/2894/The%20Falling%20Girl.pdf Or read it in Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-Short Stories. Edited by [...]

November 2018

Featured Writer: Poet Natalie Young’s Craft Essay “The Question of May Swenson”

By | 2018-11-18T14:19:01+00:00 November 18th, 2018|Academic, FEATURED, Featured Writer, FEATURED WRITERS, LITERARY ARTS, Nonfiction|

Featured Writer: Natalie Young   The Question of May Swenson Poet Natalie Young May Swenson was a renegade. Nearly thirty years after her death, Swenson’s work is still perceived as wild and wild [...]

October 2018

Haibun Feature: Contributing Editor Pamelyn Casto’s Essay “On the Road with Haibun”

By | 2018-11-07T19:22:03+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Academic, FEATURED, FEATURED WRITERS, Haibun, LITERARY ARTS, Mixed Forms, Nonfiction, Personal Essay|

Pamelyn Casto   On the Road With Haibun* "The Moon Bridge at Kameido" by Helen Hyde Haibun: A Rigorous Literary Art Combining Prose and Haiku (& Sometimes Haiga) As with any complicated art [...]

July 2018

Essay: Susan L. Leary’s “That’s the Wonder of It: On the Debate of ‘Does Poetry Matter?’”

By | 2018-07-02T13:46:25+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Academic, LITERARY ARTS, Nonfiction, Personal Essay|

That’s the Wonder of It: On the Debate of “Does Poetry Matter?” Susan L. Leary "Lagniappe" by Gery Kempczynski I have always been somewhat of a lone wolf. Perhaps this has something to [...]

June 2018

CNF: Kathleen Vail’s New Translation of C.P. Cavafy’s “The Horses of Achilles”

By | 2018-06-28T03:59:36+00:00 June 26th, 2018|CNF, LITERARY ARTS, Nonfiction, Translation|

Kathleen Vail "The Horses of Achilles" by C. P. Cavafy: A New Translation "The Death of Patroclus," Illustration from page 265 of the Iliad of Homer translated by Pope (1715). Colorized by Kathleen Vail [...]

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March 2018

January 2018

Flash Fiction: Pamelyn Casto’s Annotated Reading List

By | 2018-02-27T16:00:02+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Academic, Book Reviews, LITERARY ARTS, Nonfiction|

FLASH FICTION/SUDDEN FICTION/SHORT-SHORT FICTION ANTHOLOGIES, COLLECTIONS, AND ANALYSIS/ INSTRUCTION BOOKS by Pamelyn Casto "Poor Artist's Cupboard" by Charles Bird King This is a selection of anthologies, collections, instruction books that I have picked [...]

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