Monday, April 30, 2012


It was a cold and windy night, blah blah blah.  Here is a documentary about bad writing (no, not a how-to film, which would be completely unnecessary) that follows a struggling poet on a quest for answers about "bad writing, good writing, and the process in between."  Will this save you time, effort, money for an MFA program or countless hours (days, weeks, years) learning the art and craft of writing?   I doubt it.  But you could do worse than listen to this sterling cast of writers assembled for this film: David Sedaris, Margaret Atwood, George Saunders, Nick Flynn, Steve Almond, Yusef Kumonyakaa, Lee Gutkind, D.A. Powell, Kim Barnes, Robert Wrigley, Claire Davis, Daniel Waters, Lynn Emanuel, Daniel Orozco, Mark McGurl, David Nadelberg, Josh Olson, Brenda Shaughnessy, Alex Steele, Michael Wiegers, Miles Corwin, Sally Wofford-Girand, and Jenni Ferrari-Adler.  via Bookfox

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