Diane Middlebrook first blazed (oh did she blaze!) into my life when I was nineteen. We were not friends then, not yet. She was my professor, and I was her student—one of many in the extraordinarily popular lecture course she taught at Stanford on Poetry and Poetics. It was 1991, the year her Anne Sexton…Continue
Friends don't let friends write alone. That's been my motto ever since becoming a writer. I would never have finished my dissertation, never have started my first book, never have finished my second without the support of female friends--who happened to be writers themselves--sitting across from me in Starbucks or wherever, keeping me company mind, body, and soul.
SHE WRITES is a new online community dedicated to providing women writers with support, services, encouragement, literary news, and writerly-food-for-thought as they struggle to succeed and to make art in a chaotic and exhausting marketplace. (Here at SHE WRITES we will argue that it is also an exciting, dynamic new marketplace, full of possibility, and do everything possible to help our members thrive within it.) This community began simply but powerfully, as a literary salon in London…Continue