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Do writers have to “write what they know?”

Do writers have to “write what they know?”

WRITERS ARE OFTEN ADVISED to “write what you know.” The thinking goes that only by experiencing something yourself can you portray it authentically. Here’s what I know: 1. A child’s need for a bathroom is inversely proportional to the distance from one. 2. If you want to discuss something really important with a man, hide […]

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Two powerhouses of literature talk books

Two powerhouses of literature talk books

Jhumpa Lahiri had requested no photographs, so you will just have to imagine the scene last night: Two lovely, intense women, both with long dark hair and wearing skirts and boots, seated side-by-side in comfortable armchairs in the front of the beautiful old sanctuary of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, a wooden table between them, set with mugs of water. A table lamp cast a warm glow.

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Tony Medina Publishes Latest Collection of Poetry: An Onion of Wars

Tony Medina Publishes Latest Collection of Poetry: An Onion of Wars

phati’tude contributor Tony Medina, a two-time winner of the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People for DeShawn Days (2001) and I and I, Bob Marley (2009), has published his seventh collection of poetry, Onions of War (Third World Press).

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The Más Tequila Review: Poetry for the Rest of Us!

The Más Tequila Review: Poetry for the Rest of Us!

Find out more about phati’tude contributor Richard Vargas, the publisher and editor of The Más Tequila Review (TMTR) an independently owned small press poetry review, and his quest to promote relatively unknown yet exceptional poets!

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AWAKENINGS: Bridging the Cultural Divide Set to Publish September 11th

AWAKENINGS: Bridging the Cultural Divide Set to Publish September 11th

phati’tude Literary Magazine, is pleased to announce its fall issue, AWAKENINGS: BRIDGING THE CULTURAL DIVIDE Remembering September 11th. The deadline is August 12, 2011 and the publication date will be September 11, 2011.

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African American Issue Available for Sale May 6

African American Issue Available for Sale May 6

phati’tude Literary Magazine is proud to announce the release of CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY THROUGH LITERATURE: From the Harlem Renaissance to Today. This double-issue (246 pages!) will cost $20 and will be available for sale on amazon.com on May 6, 2011.

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phati’tude Announces Deadline for SUMMER 1960s SPECIAL

phati’tude Announces Deadline for SUMMER 1960s SPECIAL

phati’tude Literary Magazine’s SUMMER 1960s SPECIAL takes a look at the 1960s through the lens of today’s art, culture and politics. We want writers to share their stories from the 1960s or how they equate to contemporary experiences.

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What is Experimental Literature? {Five Questions: Debra Di Blasi}

What is Experimental Literature? {Five Questions: Debra Di Blasi}

Christopher Higgs of HTMLGIANT interviews publisher and multi-genre writer Debra Di Blasi.

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GeekDad Rant: Comics Are Serious Literature! (GeekDad Weekly Rewind)

GeekDad Rant: Comics Are Serious Literature! (GeekDad Weekly Rewind)

Getting the world to acknowledge that comic books can be serious literature is an uphill battle. But there’s one group of people that makes it especially difficult, a group that has a significant influence on this issue.

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Yannis Livadas: The margins of a central man

Yannis Livadas: The margins of a central man

Poet Yannis Livadas, author o seven poetry collections, is interviewed by Gary Cummiskey of The Dye Hard Interviews about his recent book, Ati: Scattered Poems 2001-2009.

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