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The Lengthening of Time. Joe Fassler is the winner of Creative Nonfiction's $1000 prize for best essay in the Waiting issue. His essay, "Wait Times," chosen by the magazine's editors from more than 650 submissions, describes a harrowing trip to the emergency room with his wife, Rachel.
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My boys won’t eat.           The youngest doesn’t swallow as much as smear and fling. As though he thinks food’s taken through the skin. I blend hi...
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Issue No. 127 EDITOR’S NOTE “Night Music” is a story about a dentist, so run through your attendant associations quickly to get them out of the way. Your Steve Martin jokes and your Seinfeld...
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Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley looks to Our Mutual Friend for inspiration on how to harness the spontaneous, liberating energy that comes from writing imagery.
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The Cloud Atlas author keeps a James Wright poem as a reminder to live in the now.
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Novelist Edan Lepucki looks to the subversive metaphors in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale for lessons in channeling characters' weird, rebellious spirits.
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The writer draws inspiration from Art Spiegelman's Breakdowns, "a toolkit to think about humor using comics."
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American Interior author and rock musician Gruff Rhys learned a lot by following in footsteps of a gullible pioneer.
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According to science fiction writer William Gibson, a book's opening should be an inviting enigma to the reader—and a motivational benchmark for the writer.
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A crisis of quality in literary criticism led Robert Silvers to found The New York Review of Books—and he believes the crisis continues today, online.
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The Wilco singer says Daniel Johnston epitomizes his mostly instinctual creative process.
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Have him in circles
59 people
Thomas Grajauskas's profile photo
Andreya Joyce Schneider's profile photo
Carlos J. Queirós's profile photo
Alexander Chee's profile photo
Lindsey Poleck's profile photo
David Busis's profile photo
Jeffrey Kittay's profile photo
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  • University of Iowa
    Assistant Professor, present
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Writer, journalist, and teacher living in Iowa City. 
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  • University of Iowa
    MFA in Fiction, 2009 - 2011
  • Cornell University
    BA in English, 2002 - 2006
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