I have friends who are true beasts of business, inciting much wonder from me for years. Some of these friends went to school with me, and some are former-teachers-turned-friends. I have learned from various publications about the necessity of making the time to submit work, apply to residencies and conferences, solicit readings, write reviews, and […]
On Thursday, April 9, recent contributors to Grist: The Journal for Writers and Iron Horse Literary Review read from their work at the Muffin Top Cafe in Minneapolis. It was an exciting mix of styles and subjects, from ivory-billed woodpeckers and the Aztecs to brown recluse spiders and garage sales in a small town, and the atmosphere moved seamlessly […]
The Grist Graduate Reading Series Spring 2015 event took place March 5, at 7pm. The theme was “Refuge,” and poets and prose writers– all creative writing students at the University of Tennessee– read selections from their own work inspired by the theme. The event was organized and hosted by Elizabeth Weld and Lance Dyzak. Readers […]
The Grist Graduate Reading Series Fall 2014 event took place November 13, at 7pm. The theme was “Flight,” and poets and prose writers– all creative writing students at the University of Tennessee– read selections from their own work inspired by the theme. The event was organized and hosted by Elizabeth Weld and Lance Dyzak. Readers […]
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Lately I’ve developed a new social mutation, a kind of internal timing reflex when it comes to the low art of hanging out. It’s a close cousin to the one-Mississippi, two-Mississippi count I used in college to time how long it took at a party for someone to ask “What’s your major?”, or the one […]
On the last night of September—the weather cool, the hills yellow-green, early autumn coming to Appalachia—the poet Edward Hirsch gave a reading in our university library. In introductory remarks that echoed Levinas and Martin Buber, he called our attention as critics and writers to the intimate relationship between self and other, between author and reader. […]
by Christian Anton Gerard I am Grist’s current editor-in-chief, and it gives me great pleasure to be writing this inaugural post for our new blog. I have served on our journal’s staff for the last five years in every capacity possible. My experience on Grist’s staff has also allowed me to see Grist grow, and […]