Views from the Loft

A Portable Writer's Workshop

By Daniel Slager (Editor)
(Milkweed Editions, Paperback, 9781571313232, 343pp.)

Publication Date: July 2010

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Description

Teachers, exercises, mentors, critiques, humor, and inspiration: these form the fuel all writers need when they get down to work every day. For decades the Loft Literary Center has provided this fuel to an enormous community of writers. Views from the Loft brings together the collected wisdom of that community its authors, students, and editors giving anyone the tools and inspiration necessary to thrive in the writing life. A who’s who of writers on writing ranging from the National Book Awardwinning poet Mark Doty to Newbery medalwinning children’s author Kate DiCamillo, and touching on issues as delicate as the representation of family in memoir and as hilarious as a sad-epiphany poem” mad lib for frustrated poets, this book is an essential collection of crucial tips and challenging questions for everyone who puts pen to page. The essays and interviews in this book include superstar writers like Rick Bass, Michael Cunningham, Grace Paley, Susan Power, Susan Straight, Marilyn Hacker, and many, many more.




About the Author
Daniel Slager is an editor at Harcourt and a contributing editor to Grand Street. His translations of texts by Bertolt Brecht, Franz Kafka, and Heiner Muller have been widely acclaimed, and his renderings of Durs Crunbein, Marcel Beyer, Felicitas Hoppe, and Terezia Mora have marked these authors' first publications in the United States.
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