On Reading and Rereading

I’m an inveterate rereader. Sometimes I think I shouldn’t be–that there are so many books in the world that I haven’t read, so what is the point of rereading books that I’ve read not just once but many, many times? Because there’s a lot left to learn, because it’s fun, because these books are not quite […]

First Things First

Years ago, I attended a writing workshop with Tom Jenks and Carol Edgarian. Now I don’t even remember how I decided to go to this workshop, but I knew it was the right place for me when I learned that Anna Karenina (this translation) and Aristotle’s Poetics were among the required reading for the week.Now I’m […]