PopMuse: Written http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 7 Thoughts on Conducting Interviews From Terry Gross, Host of NPR’s “Fresh Air” https://www.writersdigest.com/publishing-insights/7-thoughts-on-conducting-interviews-from-terry-gross-host-of-nprs-fresh-air https://www.writersdigest.com/publishing-insights/7-thoughts-on-conducting-interviews-from-terry-gross-host-of-nprs-fresh-air Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:15:36 UTC Robert Lee Brewer at Writer's Digest Here are 7 thoughts on conducting interviews from Terry Gross, host of NPR's "Fresh Air" show, from the February 2008 issue of Writer's Digest. The post 7 Thoughts on Conducting Interviews From Terry Gross, Host of NPR’s “Fresh Air” by Robert Lee Brewer appeared first on Writer's Digest. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Pete Townshend On Creativity, 'The Age Of Anxiety' And The Who's New Record https://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/2019/11/18/779690758/pete-townshend-on-creativity-the-age-of-anxiety-and-the-who-s-new-record?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=authorinterviews https://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/2019/11/18/779690758/pete-townshend-on-creativity-the-age-of-anxiety-and-the-who-s-new-record?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=authorinterviews Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:10:05 UTC Raina Douris at Author Interviews : NPR Townshend talks about his debut novel, how it relates to The Who's rock opera, Tommy, and what he'd say now to his younger self – the one who wrote the lyric "I hope I die before I get old." http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Detroit Youth Poet Laureate https://www.pw.org/content/detroit_youth_poet_laureate https://www.pw.org/content/detroit_youth_poet_laureate Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:59:56 UTC USW Blogger at Poets & Writers PoetryIn 2016, Detroit became part of the National Youth Poet Laureate program, a joint initiative of Urban Word NYC and the InsideOut Literary Arts, Penmanship Books, the Academy of American Poets, Poetry Society of America, and Cave Canem. With over forty cities participating, the program now honors one youth poet laureate to be named the National Youth Poet Laureate. Each poet must submit writing�and a community engagement idea for an opportunity to be chosen by a panel of esteemed judges, which has included former U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and National Book Award winner Elizabeth Acevedo. For the 2018 term, Detroit named Imani Nichele as our city’s youth poet laureate. Since spring of 2018, Imani has led workshops, written two books, and read and performed her work on many stages.�I took a moment to speak with Imani about her development as a writer.�“My biggest writing influence has been my internal competition,” said�Imani about what inspires her to keep writing. When we spoke�about what her community can do to offer writers more support, Imani�said, “I want the literary community to help by offering more spaces to meetup. I want to know who I can reach out to and how to find them.”This reminded me of the work that numerous artistic organizers and I are aiming to do in order to build a more connected literary community in Detroit. It’s been motivating�to begin making these connections in response to an ask for such community. Sharing information about our Readings & Workshops minigrants and offering the Detroit Writers Circle workshops are just a couple ways we are aiming to address this need.When I asked Imani what she thought her work would look like in twenty years, she wisely responded, “It’s impossible for me to know what my art will look like in twenty years—I don’t know who that woman is yet.”I am excited about the seeds being planted that will blossom in the near and distant future. Imani has recently passed the torch to the 2019 Detroit Youth Poet Laureate, Mahalia Hill, who is continuing to forge this path for young Detroiters.� imani_nichele.jpg Imani Nichele, the 2018 Detroit Youth Poet Laureate.�Justin Rogers is the literary outreach coordinator for Poets & Writers in Detroit. Contact him at�Detroit@pw.org�or on Twitter,�@Detroitpworg.LOC:�Detroit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Isabella Hammad https://www.pw.org/content/isabella_hammad https://www.pw.org/content/isabella_hammad Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:40:49 UTC bchau at Poets & Writers Isabella Hammad Interview: Nostalgia Has a Real Force “It’s really hard to inhabit the mind of another,” says Isabella Hammad, author of The Parisian (Grove Press, 2019), about the difficulties and joys of writing fiction in this Louisiana Channel interview. “You use your emotional experience, you use your literal experience, you use the experience of others you know to access imaginatively another subjectivity.” Tags:�Isabella HammadThe ParisianGrove Press2019Louisiana ChannelLouisiana Literature FestivalLouisiana Museum of Modern Artinterview http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 10 Tess Gerritsen Quotes for Writers and About Writing https://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/tess-gerritsen-quotes-for-writers-and-about-writing https://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/tess-gerritsen-quotes-for-writers-and-about-writing Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:08:43 UTC Robert Lee Brewer at Writer's Digest Here are 10 Tess Gerritsen quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Surgeon, Vanish, and The Shape of Night. In these quotes, Gerritsen covers writing, ideas, books, and more. The post 10 Tess Gerritsen Quotes for Writers and About Writing by Robert Lee Brewer appeared first on Writer's Digest. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ The Siren Song http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheParisReviewBlog/~3/s09xhHD_gCM/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheParisReviewBlog/~3/s09xhHD_gCM/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:00:43 UTC Nina MacLaughlin at The Paris Review How easy it is to go off course, to want to put the power in someone else’s hands. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ The Legacy of a Radical Black Newspaperman https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/11/25/the-legacy-of-a-radical-black-newspaperman https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/11/25/the-legacy-of-a-radical-black-newspaperman Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:00:00 UTC Casey Cep at The New Yorker’s Books Coverage: Essays and Criticism Casey Cep on William Monroe Trotter, who rejected the view that racial equality could come in stages. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Briefly Noted Book Reviews https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/11/25/big-sister-little-sister-red-sister-the-season-the-factory-and-atopia https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/11/25/big-sister-little-sister-red-sister-the-season-the-factory-and-atopia Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:00:00 UTC The New Yorker’s Books Coverage: Essays and Criticism “Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister,” “The Season,” “The Factory,” and “Atopia.” http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ “Arizona” https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/11/25/arizona https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/11/25/arizona Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:00:00 UTC John Edgar Wideman at The New Yorker’s Books Coverage: Essays and Criticism Fiction by John Edgar Wideman: “Our silences really, not our voices, engaged in conversation. Though I hear you singing. Softly. Clearly.” http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 18 https://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides/2019-november-pad-chapbook-challenge-day-18 https://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides/2019-november-pad-chapbook-challenge-day-18 Mon, 18 Nov 2019 08:00:40 UTC Robert Lee Brewer at Writer's Digest For the 2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today's prompt is to write a Music Poem. The post 2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 18 by Robert Lee Brewer appeared first on Writer's Digest. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/