Writing the Other

In a less than metaphorical sense, all creative writing is writing the Other. Yes, memoir and autobiography too. Even when you’re writing about yourself, your Self is abstracted out into a literary echo of the totality of your subjectivity. An impression or expression is the best you can hope for. Because you are yourself not made […]

Coming Around Again

sometimes it seems as if the phd was a mistake. a waste of precious time. something i did not think over seriously enough. something i decided to do partially because of the financial security of a guaranteed scholarship stipend for three and a half years. don’t get me wrong, i was interested in my topic […]

Playing with Plays

Perhaps more than any other form of creative writing, plays have tentativeness built into them. The process isn’t a matter of writing it, drafting it a few times and sending it off into the ether. I’m sure you could do that, but I don’t know how good the finished product would be. Insofar as “finished” […]