On Making the Poetry Manuscript — New and Improved, Part I

•September 3, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Originally posted on Jeffrey Levine:

sharpenerThis and every Wednesday for the next little while I will be expanding on many of the 27 points covered in my earlier post about making the poetry manuscript. If you’ve not read that original post, it’s called “On Making The Poetry Manuscript” (October 12, 2011) and is available here.

But first . . . many poets have asked me recently about the Tupelo Press Writing Conferences: what sets them apart from other manuscript workshops and writing retreats? What can I expect to come away with?

It’s important to me (and might be to you) to distinguish what Tupelo Press Writing Conferences are about, because great writing is at the heart of any successful publishing career, and because (as you’ll see further on) if you’re to make your manuscript a more successful swimmer in a sea of manuscripts, there are things you need to know.

So, here are a…

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100 Inspiring 1st Women

•August 17, 2014 • Leave a Comment

100 inspiring women

extremely intricate and detailed chalkboard art

•May 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment

extremely intricate and detailed chalkboard art

Transparency Concerns Follow Release of APD Shooting Records

•May 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Originally posted on New Mexico Compass:

By Margaret Wright

— It was an anxious wait for a response to the public records request Compass Editor In Chief Marisa Demarco submitted to the Albuquerque Police Department. Because she’d asked for the audio and video recordings associated with every fatal, officer-involved shooting since 2010, we were prepared to fork over fees for an overwhelming amount of information.

We weren’t however, prepared for sticker shock.

Demarco’s original letter asked that we be notified if the cost of complying with our request exceeded $100. That’s not just standard language for Inspection of Public Records Act requests. Knowing ahead of time what expenses we’re incurring is a financial imperative for our startup, shoestring-budgeted nonprofit.

Yet when APD Records Custodian/IPRA Manager Reynaldo Chavez emailed Demarco to notify that her request had been fulfilled, the attached invoice totaled a lot more than $100. It turns out APD charged us four times the amount the…

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FFO Art: Nouveau Meets Anatomy

•May 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment

FFO Art: Nouveau Meets Anatomy

Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Writing: Must-Read Advice for Writers at All Levels

•May 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Writing: Must-Read Advice for Writers at All Levels

VIDA Reports from the Field: Naming Is the First Step

•May 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment

VIDA Reports from the Field: Naming Is the First Step

 
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