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May 2013

Bringing Classic Tales to a Modern Reader

Literature as Comics
Pictures of Classic Comics
Bringing Classic Tales to a Modern Reader: Literature as Comics This is the eleventh installment of an ongoing series written for the blog by Richard Graham. Richard is an associate professor and media services librarian at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he studies the educational use of comics and serves as the film and art history liaison. His posts examine the connections of UNL, Nebraska, and the larger literary world with the comics medium.

Golan Haji - Every Writing is a Translation

An Interview with Kurdish Poet, Golan Haji
Photo of Golan Haji; Photo Credit: Mikel Krumins

Golan Haji – Every Writing is a Translation

A pathologist and doctor, Golan Haji's literary career includes several collections of poetry; an Arabic translation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde; and numerous appearances at festivals worldwide. His first collection won the al-Maghut prize and his latest, A Cold Faraway Home, will be published soon in Beirut. He lived in Damascus until he had to flee his country in 2011. He settled in France.

Dueling Writers & Honing the Creative Impulse: A Conversation with Beth Ann Fennelly

Crooked Letter Interview # 10
Author Beth Ann Fennelly
Dueling Writers & Honing the Creative Impulse: A Conversation with Beth Ann Fennelly This conversation with Beth Ann Fennelly is the ninth in the Crooked Letter Interview Series hosted by the Schooner’s Southern Correspondent, James Madison Redd. The following is a brief excerpt from their recent conversation at the University of Mississippi, familiarly known as Ole Miss. Beth Ann Fennelly directs the MFA Program at Ole Miss, where she was named the 2011 Outstanding Liberal Arts Teacher of the Year. Her work has three times been included in THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY series. She and her husband, the L.A. Times Book award winner Tom Franklin, co-wrote the novel, TILTED WORLD, forthcoming in October 2013.

Creative Nonfiction Contest 2013: Submissions are Open!

"Cat Named Sobaka" by Josip Novakovich
Author Josip Novakovich
Creative Nonfiction Contest 2013: Submissions Are Open! By Alie Kloefkorn The day has come: submissions are open! We are posting one last essay to entertain you as you prepare your submission:“Cat Named Sobaka,” by Joseph Novakovich. It appeared in our Spring 2010 issue as well as Best American Essays 2011. It is a cat’s biography, what the author calls an “essay-fable.” We look forward to reading your submissions!