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recommended essay: "First Person Plural" by Paul Bloom
by psych professor Paul Bloom explores the idea that each of us has multiple selves vying for control of the body and mind they inhabit. It’s also a rational (yet somewhat radical) take on creativity; see p. 2 for related ruminations on fiction. Atlantic article
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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