Monthly Archives: February 2015

A Masterpiece

Long ago, in Chico, California, I was with students in a taco shop after a creative writing class I taught at the state university a few blocks away. A student, a black-haired beauty incongruously named Mord, said, “Writing is so

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A Perhaps Line — A Review

By Elizabeth Kropf Gary Swaim’s book A Perhaps Line asks readers to not only wrestle with the division between the material and immaterial, but with the placement of the poems themselves. The poems are divided into two sections, “Poetry of the Material

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Isaiah’s Rules for Writers (1)

In State of the Union, I suggested that Isaiah, in chapter 61, while prophesying the ministry of Jesus, may have also offered career advice to us writers. Suppose he did, and suppose a writer who decides to follow the prophet’s

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State of the Union

I listened to President Obama’s state of the union address. A wise old friend of mine split the world into two kinds of people — those of good will, and the others. Mister Obama appears to be a person of

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The State of the Union

I listened to President Obama’s state of the union address. A wise old friend of mine split the world into two kinds of people — those of good will, and the others. Mister Obama appears to be a person of

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