The Write Stuff: Susie Meserve On Fear, Legacy, and The Creativity Notebook

The Write Stuff: Susie Meserve On Fear, Legacy, and The Creativity Notebook

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The Write Stuff: Susie Meserve on Legacy, Fear, and The Creativity Notebook

October 3, 2013

When people ask what do you do, you tell them… ?

I say, “I’m a writer, and I teach.” I started telling people I was a writer fifteen years ago, on the advice of one of my teachers who told me it’s important to identify that way even if you’re aspiring/attempting/up-and-coming/unpublished. So I decided, I’m a writer. I have been ever since. Now I feel a little less like a fraud when I say it.

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The Captain Lands in Paradise by Sarah Manguso

The Captain Lands in Paradise by Sarah Manguso

Review, The Captain Lands in Paradise by Sarah Manguso

Fall, 2002

In Sarah Manguso’s debut collection of poems,?The Captain Lands in Paradise, the captain never lands anywhere for long. Sometimes the book plods, often it soars, but there is a constant rhythm of touching down and lifting off again. If this is Paradise, I might just take it: on Neptune it rains diamonds, deer are everywhere, and while there are occasional (and welcome) moments of grief, mostly the book is a quiet, whimsical ride.

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