Lit from Within: Contemporary Masters on the Art and Craft of Writing

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Kevin Haworth, Dinty W. Moore
Ohio University Press, Mar 22, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 194 pages
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Lit from Within offers creative writers a window into the minds of some of America’s most celebrated contemporary authors. Witty, direct, and thought-provoking, these essays offer something to creative writers of all backgrounds and experience. With contributions from fiction writers, poets, and nonfiction writers, this is a collection of unusual breadth and quality. 

 

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Lit from Within: Contemporary Masters on the Art and Craft of Writing

User Review  - Stacey Rae Brownlie - Book Verdict

Moore (nonfiction writing, Ohio Univ.; Crafting the Personal Essay) and novelist and executive editor of Ohio University Press Haworth (writing, Ohio Univ.; The Discontinuity of Small Things) have ... Read full review

Contents

Ron Carlson
2
The Wrong Answer by Ron Carlson
3
Confessions of a Navel Gazer by Robin Hemley
9
Gesture by Francine Prose
21
The Myth of Craft by Billy Collins
41
Only Collect by Peter Ho Davies
49
Stillness by Charles Baxter
67
Thirteen Things I Hate about Poetry by David Kirby
87
The Poem Its Buried Subject and the Revisionist Reader by Stephen Dunn
119
Thirteen Things about the Contemporary Short Story That Really Hack Me Off by Lee K Abbott
129
Litany Gamesmanship and Representation by Tony Hoagland
139
All That Is the Case by Maggie Nelson
155
A Poem of Character by Carl Dennis
165
Good Fortune Befell Me by Rick Bass
175
Someone Reading a Book Is a Sign of Order in the World by Mary Ruefle
181
Credits
193

Some Questions about Questions by Claire Bateman
101

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About the author (2011)

 Kevin Haworth’s novel The Discontinuity of Small Things was winner of the Samuel Goldberg Prize for best Jewish fiction and finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He teaches writing at Ohio University and serves as executive editor of Ohio University Press/Swallow Press. 

Dinty W. Moore’s memoir Between Panic & Desire was winner of the Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize in 2009. His other books include The Accidental Buddhist, Toothpick Men, and The Emperor’s Virtual Clothes. He is a professor of nonfiction writing at Ohio University. 


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