a MFA-like piece of writing can contain any one of the following:
- unusual wordiness, usually in describing something not very important.
- distinctive liberties in language with the express purpose of completely turning off any readership besides other MFA [...]
while the question, “how do i get an agent?” has beleaguered writers since Adam, we never really tire of asking it, do we? perhaps if we ask it enough, we’ll find the right [...]
From F.T. Marinetti’s “Critical Writings”: Destruction of Syntax––Untrammeled [...]
I’m reading John Gray’s “Enlightenment’s Wake.” The only other book I’ve read by him is “Straw Dogs,” which effected me deeply. “Enlightenment’s Wake” hasn’t gotten its hold on me, save for this passage I read last [...]
A beautifully written mediation on waste and how it interrelates and even defines our world, our society and ourselves. Essayist John Scalan dissects the makings and meanings of garbage from the literal (plastic bottles, shit) to the figurative (sloth, inefficiency) and reveals the basis’ and philosophies behind relegating garbage to one of the most reviled words in our [...]