It can be difficult to know whether or not you’ve written a good poem. And while every reader is going to respond to a poem in his or her own way, there are signs that indicate a poem is solid, successful, and likely to be published.
Fasten your seatbelts, it’s our Winter issue!
Interviews with Geoff Dyer and Edward P. Jones, fiction by Lydia Davis, poetry by Kevin Prufer, the first installment of a novel by Rachel Cusk, a portfolio of nudes by Chuck Close, and much more.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Book sculpture by Rebecca Rupnow
Made entirely from pages of the book.
Money. Why does so much of life seem to revolve around chasing it? While cash may seem especially elusive when you’re a writer (there’s a reason for the phrase “starving artist”), there’s one important source that many authors overlook: grants. One of the most consistently magnanimous supporters of the arts in America is the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), which has numerous—and generous—grants available in all areas of the arts, including literature.
Let’s look at what the NEA is and how writers can get money from its grant programs.