Content Tagged ‘Emily Dickinson’

Poetry & prose

June 15, 2016 | 12 Comments

Showalter: memoir as ‘radical act’

January 31, 2012 | 5 Comments

My interview with Shirley Hershey Showalter concludes with her discussion of her writing process and of her vision for the potential for memoir, a “radical act,” to build peace in the world. Q: You prepared for writing a memoir by reading and attending workshops, so I suspect you’re a what fiction writers call a “pantser” instead of a “plunger” for the actual writing. Did you outline what you’re now writing or make a timeline or otherwise make yourself a roadmap? …

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