SHORT SHARP SHOCK: Plays on the Short Form in Prose & Verse
Each workshop begins the same. Before doing anything, I stride to the whiteboard and write I didn’t have time to write you a short letter today, so I had to write you a long one instead
June 29, 2011 | Stace Budzko
SAY IT AGAIN: The Dylan Thomas Effect in Prose and Verse
Perhaps if you were a punk like me with a jones for catchy Ramones hooks, you did what any opinionated teen does when trying to get through high school English – you prattled on about lyrics, their deeper meaning, and why formal poetry had nothing on suffering compared to your favorite band
June 7, 2011 | Stace Budzko
BAD NEWS: What Happens While You’re Busy Making Other Plans
This is not a happy column. I warn you.
It starts with a call. Not one of those 3am jobs we may use from time to time in our work, but rather the welcoming kind that begins with a familiar hey you greeting followed by an impish are you done writing yet ask. It’s the best friend. Or as I have come to think of her: The Distraction. And her timing couldn’t be better insofar as yours truly was in that awful light of creative indecision. Heck ...