I have an irrational fear of falling into a Japanese toilet—not an everyday worry, but one that poses itself as I pack for a weeklong research trip to a small town in Japan. I had knee surgery a few years ago and my squat technique is not what it used to be. My friend Reiko tells me it’s highly unlikely. I don’t tell her that I am the Queen of Unlikely. I tell her she’s right, and prepare for the worst.
Which three books would you give our new president in order to shape our future? In the 1960 movie adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, the hero– H.George Wells– returns home from a far-flung future to retrieve three books
Goddard College MFAW faculty Sherri L. Smith on using the F-Bomb: If Sales is saying it, not changing the line could mean no sales! I could single-handedly obliterate the success of my book by dropping an f-bomb!!!
New MFA faculty member Sherri L. Smith talks about how to make writing a priority. “We writers are a shaky bunch, never happy when we aren’t writing, never sure if we are happy even when we are elbow deep in the work. But we need it. We cannot always be in the world without distilling it, and if we don’t put it on the page, it ferments and poisons us.”