emily dickinson

  • Implausible Literary Halloween Costumes No One Will Recognize

    The Judge from Blood Meridian: One cool thing to do on Halloween is to act like a total dick to everybody and pretend it’s just part of your costume. Considering that the Judge is one of the biggest loudmouth brutes in all of literature, why not...

  • A Teacher and Her Student

    Marilynne Robinson was my fourth and final workshop instructor at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. After receiving my MFA this May, I left Iowa believing that there's no good way to be taught how to write, to tell a story. But there is also no denying that...

  • Emily Dickinson Was So Horny and Ready to Die

    Paul Legault's new book, 'The Emily Dickinson Reader,' offers greatly condensed and often aphorism-like statements, termed here 'English-to-English' translations, each based on the 1,789 poems Dickinson produced in her lifetime. One by one he entirely...

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