the marybid

Akron's finest poetry and garbage.

millionsmillions:

I’m going to go way out on a limb here and say this: The short story is  not experiencing a renaissance. Our current and much-discussed market  glut of short fiction is not about any real dedication to the form. The  situation exists because the many writers we train simply don’t know how  to write anything but short stories. The academy—not the  newsroom or the literary salon or the advertising firm—has assumed sole  responsibility for incubating young writers.
Cathy Day, in "The Story Problem: 10 Thoughts on Academia’s Novel Crisis".

Image Credit: Anelise Chen for The Rumpus. Please click through, the chart accompanies a fantastic essay on the value of completing an MFA program.

This post is part of our “Best of 2011” series, which highlights exceptional original pieces that have been published on The Millions this year

millionsmillions:

I’m going to go way out on a limb here and say this: The short story is not experiencing a renaissance. Our current and much-discussed market glut of short fiction is not about any real dedication to the form. The situation exists because the many writers we train simply don’t know how to write anything but short stories. The academy—not the newsroom or the literary salon or the advertising firm—has assumed sole responsibility for incubating young writers.

Cathy Day, in "The Story Problem: 10 Thoughts on Academia’s Novel Crisis".

Image Credit: Anelise Chen for The Rumpus. Please click through, the chart accompanies a fantastic essay on the value of completing an MFA program.

This post is part of our “Best of 2011” series, which highlights exceptional original pieces that have been published on The Millions this year

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cute-overload:

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cute-overload:

A familiar sight to many humans owned by a cat
http://cute-overload.tumblr.com

-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

(via theexplaintdepartment)

“The poet and professor James Galvin, during a graduate school seminar he was teaching, once said something along the lines of: “You could burn every copy of your favorite poem, and it would still exist.” It terrified me at first—that if that happened, it would be difficult to reproduce an accurate version of the exact piece. That we would lose so much. Imagine “Prufrock,” or “One Art,” just—gone. But what’s stayed with me about that notion is this: the poem would still exist, because it would have already begun the work it was meant to do inside of me, that it was meant to do in the world—like a virus, both good and bad. Is it helpful or harmful when a thing becomes only a souvenir?”

“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.”

—    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (via wordsnquotes)

(Source: wordsnquotes, via vampishly)

bestamericanpoetry:

Je veux être dans les meilleurs poèmes français de 2014! Avec Paul Verlaine !

bestamericanpoetry:

Je veux être dans les meilleurs poèmes français de 2014! Avec Paul Verlaine !
nikkitaylorhinds:

dont-call-it-screamo:

nikkitaylorhinds:

I need to watch this again tonight. Anyone care to join me?

Ohh! Me!

We will definitely have to when we finally get a chance to hang. <3

nikkitaylorhinds:

dont-call-it-screamo:

nikkitaylorhinds:

I need to watch this again tonight. Anyone care to join me?

Ohh! Me!

We will definitely have to when we finally get a chance to hang. <3

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sandrasimonds:

My 3rd book, The Sonnets, available in November from Bloof Books! 

sandrasimonds:

My 3rd book, The Sonnets, available in November from Bloof Books!