Reading Roundup: February 2020

After We All Died by Alison Cobb. One of my creative writing classes assigned part of this collection of poetry and poetic prose, and the instructor recommended I read the rest after she read my speculative fiction short story (alluded to last month). This poetry is not about the future per se, but it is… Continue reading Reading Roundup: February 2020

The Flight of the English Major

A recent NYT opinion piece gave some pretty surprising statistics on English majors: "In 1991, 165 students graduated from Yale with a B.A. in English literature. By 2012, that number was 62. In 1991, the top two majors at Yale were history and English. In 2013, they were economics and political science. At Pomona this… Continue reading The Flight of the English Major

Misdirected Mail

Be honest. When you hear the term "direct mail," how do you feel?Kind of gross, right?But I cannot lie, it's part of what I do now. The elaborate, extensive catalog we produce each season is a showcase that editors, sales reps, and authors can use to promote their work, but it is also a direct… Continue reading Misdirected Mail