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You’re Not The Only One: Sherman Alexie Tells NYT He Would Like to go on a First Date with Dorothy Parker, ‘Get Verbally Eviscerated’ November 8, 2013: Thanks, NYT, for getting the scoop on one of our favorite poets and fiction writers, Sherman Alexie. We love hearing what poets read, where they read, and who they have a crush on! Read on: Describe your ideal reading experience (when, where, what, how). I am a very promiscuous reader. Anytime, anywhere. But my favorite place to read [...] by

‘I’m in the reservation of my mind’: Sherman Alexie’s Early Inspiration October 17, 2013: Turns out, Sherman Alexie wasn't always a committed poet and writer. In fact, his early aspirations were to teach high school and coach basketball. We're all very glad that he encountered the poetry of Adrian C. Louis, which set him on track to write all the great poems and fiction he's written over the years. The Atlantic digs in to Alexie's [...] by

Banning it is stupid because… September 24, 2013: City Lights gives it to us straight on this Banned Books Week. In a post aptly titled "Banning Books Is Idiotic. Here’s Why" the editors offer up their take on the stupidity behind banning books. Thus spake the blog: What year is it? This is a real question. Throughout history, various people and groups of all persuasions for all [...] by

Get Ready for the IAIA Writers Fest July 24, 2013: Next week, the Institute of American Indian Arts is kicking off a writing festival and a fund-raising reading featuring Sherman Alexie. Details are: Join us July 28 – August 3 for the inaugural IAIA Writers Festival, a week full of award-winning writing as visiting faculty members of the Institute’s new MFA Creative Writing program [...] by

On Grammar June 17, 2013: Sherman Alexie's tweet "Grammar cops are rarely good writers. Imagination always disobeys." has generated a slew of responses across the twitter-universe. Mediabistro's GalleyCat rounds up a few of their fave responses (in the hundreds!) to Alexie's anti-grammar quip. John Scalzi (@scalzi) @Sherman_Alexie Grammar cops are annoying, [...] by

Low-Residency MFA at Institute of American Indian Arts Now Open! May 8, 2013: Need help developing that poetry or prose manuscript? Help is on the way! Institute of American Indian Arts, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has announced its first graduate program: a Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing. Low-Residency MFA Writing programs allow students the opportunity to write and engage with mentors, without having [...] by