Thursday, May 18, 2017

Arts Journal - Words

How A Novelist And His Editor Work With, And Against, Each Other

A good editor’s work is generally invisible to the reader, as most good editors think it ought to be. Here Colin Dickey writes about a lengthy back and forth between a writer and the editor who (heavily) edited his first novel (including cutting it by a third) – this 15 years later, when the novelist published his original 900-page version himself.

Native American Poet Wins $100K Ruth Lilly Prize

“The author of ten poetry collections and a memoir, [Joy] Harjo was born in Tulsa and is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Her poetry draws on Native American history and storytelling, as well as feminist and social justice issues.”

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