Personal Essay

March 2019

Essay: Pamelyn Casto’s “Flash Fiction: Brief And (Likely) Necessary Literature” (Russian version)

By | 2019-03-20T16:08:05+00:00 March 20th, 2019|Academic, Close Reading, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LITERARY ARTS, Nonfiction, Personal Essay, Translation|

Памелин Касто Малая и, вероятно, необходимая проза "Still Lifewith Books and Musical intruments" by Jan Vermeulen О растущей популярности и даже необходимости малой прозы, венский мыслитель и мастер краткой литературы Альфред Польгар (1873-1955) [...]

O:JA and L’s Poetry Editor, Reviewer, and Editorialist Rachel Custer considers Ilya Kaminsky’s Deaf Republic

By | 2019-03-18T11:49:23+00:00 March 17th, 2019|Academic, Book Review Poetry, Book Reviews, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Narrative, Nonfiction, Personal Essay, Poetry|

Rachel Custer Poetry Editor, Reviewer, Editorialist Deaf Republic and Twitter Noise: A Call to Radical Silence "Deaf Republic" from Graywolf Press Ilya Kaminsky’s Deaf Republic is a book that will outlive its author, [...]

Featured Series of Close Readings: A Close Reading of Milos Macourek’s “Jacob’s Chicken” by Pamelyn Casto

By | 2019-03-01T15:57:46+00:00 March 1st, 2019|Academic, Close Reading, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LITERARY ARTS, Nonfiction, Personal Essay|

Pamelyn Casto A Close Reading of Milos Macourek's "Jacob's Chicken." The story can be read in Sudden Fiction (Continued). Edited by Robert Shapard and James Thomas. New York & London: W.W. Norton & Co., 1996. [...]

February 2019

Featured Writer: Poet Rachel Custer’s Craft Essay “Songs on the Way to God” Russian version (translated by Vera Falenko)

By | 2019-02-18T20:21:49+00:00 February 18th, 2019|Academic, FEATURED, Featured Writer, FEATURED WRITERS, FEATURED WRITERS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Nonfiction, Personal Essay, Poetry, Translation|

Rachel Custer Songs on the Way to God: A Theory of Poetics Russian version (translated by Vera Falenko) "Znamenskaya Church: View No. 11" by Denis Frantsouzov   Рейчел Кастер Песнь на пути к [...]

Featured Writer: Poet Rachel Custer’s Craft Essay “Songs on the Way to God: A Theory of Poetics”

By | 2019-02-16T13:48:39+00:00 February 16th, 2019|Academic, FEATURED, Featured Writer, FEATURED WRITERS, FEATURED WRITERS, LITERARY ARTS, Nonfiction, Personal Essay|

Rachel Custer Songs on the Way to God: A Theory of Poetics I don’t always feel confident with the jargon of poetic craft, that foreign language exclusive to literary spaces I so often cannot afford [...]

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

OPEN: Journal of Arts and Letters Announces Its Slate of Pushcart Nominees

By | 2018-12-02T19:08:47+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|CNF, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Haibun, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Memoir, Mixed Forms, Narrative, Nonfiction, Personal Essay, Poetry, Short Story|

O:JA&L Nominees for 2019 Pushcart Prize NOMINATIONS LIST "A Paris Street Show" by Gabriel Jacques de Saint-Aubin E.D. Watson's flash “Expecting” http://ojalart.com/literary-arts/fiction/flash-fiction/flash-fiction-e-d-watsons-expecting/ Erik Harper Klass's short story “City as Museum (Turkish 1)” http://ojalart.com/literary-arts/fiction/short-story/short-story-klass/ [...]

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 [...]

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