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Against the Blitzkrieg: Some Thoughts on Submission Etiquette

Monday, February 16th, 2009
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I recently had the good fortune to find myself with a free afternoon in a college library to peruse an eclectic array of literary journals. Most were the prestigious sort, with university endowments and several prominent names gracing their glossy back covers. And while I have nothing against this sort of publication—heck, I subscribe to a few [...]

Naming Our Children: A Brief Editorial on Titles

Monday, February 2nd, 2009
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Several years ago I heard the poet Richard Jackson (who would, coincidently, later be a teacher of mine) remark during a reading that he labored, at times tremendously so, with finding appropriate titles for his poems. I won’t run the risk of misquoting him, but the gist of his remarks—which he shared with equal parts wit [...]