Personal Essay

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 [...]

September 2018

CNF: Mary Leoson’s Lyric Essay “In Search of Eve: A Lyrical Essay about the Maternal Line”

By | 2018-09-30T17:01:21+00:00 September 30th, 2018|CNF, LITERARY ARTS, Memoir, Nonfiction, Personal Essay|

Mary Leoson   In Search of Eve: A Lyrical Essay about the Maternal Line "Gate in the Garden" by Paul Klee Branches dangle before me, sweeping to and fro with the wind, electrified [...]

Literary Tourism: CE Jim Weitz’s “Banda Neira: Paradise and Practicality in Somerset Maugham’s The Narrow Corner”

By | 2018-10-26T15:14:00+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|LITERARY ARTS, Literary Tourism, Nonfiction, Personal Essay, Travel Writing|

Jim Weitz   Banda Neira: Paradise and Practicality in Somerset Maugham’s The Narrow Corner The 1933 film In Somerset Maugham’s 1932 novel, The Narrow Corner, three worldly travelers, all practical-minded criminals of a [...]

August 2018

CNF: CE Toti O’Brien’s “In And Out Of The Labyrinth: A Conversation With Artist Regine Verougstraete”

By | 2018-08-24T13:02:38+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Artists, CNF, INTERVIEWS, LITERARY ARTS, Nonfiction, Personal Essay|

  Toti O’Brien   In And Out Of The Labyrinth: A Conversation With Artist Regine Verougstraete I have admired Regine Verougstraete’s art1 for a couple of decades, both in exhibits and through occasional studio visits. [...]

CNF: A. Anupama’s Mixed Form Travel Essay “Like a Memory of Rain”

By | 2018-08-08T00:50:41+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Haibun, LITERARY ARTS, Literary Tourism, Mixed Forms, Nonfiction, Personal Essay, Travel Writing|

A. Anupama   Like the memory of rain: a travel essay “Each of you, observe your mind yourself; see your original nature yourself… Because there is a teacher within one’s own mind that understands spontaneously.” [...]

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