Has it been a year already? It's been twelve months since I discovered (thanks to Sarah Mangold) the website for the NPM Daily, and absolutely loved the short essays presented on a variety of subjects surrounding the nebulous idea of “on writing.” I would highly recommend you wander through the NPM Daily site to see the pieces posted there.
The occasional series I've been curating since, "On Writing," over at the ottawa poetry newsletter blog, has been progressing quite nicely, and I've included an updated list, below, of those pieces posted so far. A number of the pieces have been quite astounding, and I hope that there might just be something in at least one or two of these that simply jump out at you and can't let you go. Just who might be next?
Forthcoming: new essays by Kevin Spenst, Lola Lemire Tostevin, Stan Rogal, Sara Heinonen, Michael Bryson, Kate Schapira and Chris Turnbull;
On Writing #25 : Kate Cayley : An Effort of Attention
On Writing #24 : Gregory Betts : On Writing
On Writing #23 : Hailey Higdon : Hiding Places
On Writing #22 : Matthew Firth : How I write
On Writing #21 : Nichole McGill : Daring to write again
On Writing #20 : Rob Thomas : Hey, Short Stuff!: On Writing Kids
On Writing #19 : Anik See : On Writing
On Writing #18 : Eric Folsom : On Writing
On Writing #17 : Edward Smallfield : poetics as space
On Writing #16 : Sonia Saikaley : Writing Before Dawn to Answer a Curious Calling
On Writing #15 : Roland Prevost : Ink / Here
On Writing #14 : Aaron Tucker : On Writing
On Writing #13 : Sean Johnston : On Writing
On Writing #12 : Ken Sparling : From some notes for a writing workshop
On Writing #11 : Abby Paige : On the Invention of Language
On Writing #10 : Adam Thomlison : On writing less
On Writing #9 : Christian McPherson : On Writing
On Writing #8 : Colin Morton : On Writing
On Writing #7 : Pearl Pirie : Use of Writing
On Writing #6 : Faizel Deen : Summer, Ottawa. 2013.
On Writing #5 : Michael Dennis : Who knew?
On Writing #4 : Michael Blouin : On Process
On Writing #3 : rob mclennan : On writing (and not writing)
On Writing #2 : Amanda Earl : Community
On Writing #1 : Anita Dolman : A little less inspiration, please (Or, What ever happened to patrons, anyway?)