Waiting for a job? grad school? publishing deal? Here’s HOW TO WAIT BETTER:

My latest for Ploughshares Literary Magazine is a bit of a confession: I SUCK AT WAITING. And so do many other writers and artists. We hover over email inboxes, trying to survive the feeling of teetering on someone else’s whim. Thus: Hey Writers: Four Steps to Better Waiting Check it out, leave a comment. Tell…

“Expensive cities are killing creativity”

St. Louis-based writer Sarah Kendzior has published an editorial for Al Jazeera, calling upon creatives to reject the now-cost-prohibitive art centers of the world. Kendzior launches her piece by citing Patti Smith’s May 5th advice to young NYC artists: that they “find another city.” Smith said, “New York has closed itself off to the young and the…

Where Art Can Go: Storytelling as Advocacy

Here’s the thing: If you’re a writer, artist, or any kind of creative, your work can go further than you think. My latest for Ploughshares Literary Magazine is an interview with a writer/advocate against domestic violence… And her tips are for all of us, whatever our medium, whatever the issues we care about. Check it out here,…