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new essay on FWR: "What the Short Story Writer can Learn from Paul Simon's Lyrics," by Phil Sandick
Lyrics 1964-2008 (Simon & Schuster, Nov. 2008), the first collection of every word to every song Paul Simon has written in the past forty-four years, reads like a collection of short-stories, something reminiscent of Grace Paley or Richard Ford.
here to read (and respond to) Phil’s essay/review.
Anne Stameshkin lives in Brooklyn. Her fiction has been published in the
and Chattahoochee Review , and her book reviews have appeared in Nimrod magazine. Anne holds an MFA (fiction) from the Enfuse University of Michigan. She pays the bills as a freelance editor, writer, and writing teacher, most recently at Connecticut College. While in-house at McGraw-Hill, Anne edited a number of literature and composition texts and two craft books— by Brenda Miller and Suzanne Paola and Tell It Slant: Writing and Shaping Creative Nonfiction by Nicholas Delbanco, among other projects. She is currently at work on a novel. Some recently published collections she recommends include The Sincerest Form: Writing Fiction by Imitation If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black, The Theory of Light and Matter by Andrew Porter, and Boys and Girls Like You and Me by Aryn Kyle.
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