And Yet More on “Patterson”

Ouch:  I suppose the most common sort of characterization of “the artist” is the Irving Stone-type (van Gogh, Michelangelo), the … More

Is My Work Any Good?

Elisa Gabert (of Dear Blunt Instrument) on that question: There may be important and famous writers who went to the … More

Paterson: The Movie

In Jim Jarmusch’s  Paterson, a poet named Paterson drives a New Jersey Transit bus in Paterson, New Jersey: Because Paterson … More

Dickinson’s Irish Maid

Shockingly, Dickinson told Maher to destroy the poems upon her death. While her sister Lavinia burned Dickinson’s correspondence after she … More