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Emotional truth versus realism
A Poem from The Crossover
Two publications and a great book without words
Penny, The Sun, and The Only Child
Random Thoughts I’ll Compile Here Since I Haven’t Posted Anything For Months
Children Writing Books
Hillerbrand+Magsamen, Clifford Ross, and a few other gems from the summer
Capturing One’s Children in Art
Andrew Solomon + expanding our ideas of pregnancy & motherhood
Portals & poetry
Latest book obsession: autism
An Incomplete Autism Reading List
The very sad ending to The Emerald City of Oz
why forests are essential to good stories
the seduction of going into the woods
A Virginia Center for Creative Arts / VCCA Residency
The relief of realism
Or Why Ramona Quimby is Great
Stories out in Nature, Interfictions, Alaska Quarterly Review, Southern Review, and Massachusetts Review
Good read aloud books for a 5 year old round-up
Why did Middlemarch have to end?
finishing a long novel is really sad
Falling in Love with Middlemarch
What can be learned about writing from two translations of Pinocchio?
Writing residencies for parents
If you’re a writer and mother (or father), should you abandon your young children and escape for a few weeks to a residency?
Should you read your child abridged versions of really good books?