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Amorak Huey
Poet, professor, soccer/softball dad. 3 books of poetry, including BOOM BOX (). Poetry textbook with . Writing a novel. War Eagle!
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Amorak Huey 14h
I’m worried I haven’t sufficiently captured the flavor of the eras depicted in my novel, so now I have to add a bunch of sentences like, “He pulled on his knickers and woolen stockings, as was the fashion of the day.”
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Matt Bell 14h
I used to buy the line that fragmented novels and essays were necessary to understand our distracting and fragmentary times, but for a while now I've been more and more sure it's exactly the opposite that I want out of books: sustained focus, sustained thought, sustained feeling.
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Sandra Newman Jan 29
A thing to know about being a writer is that, for most people, when a publisher makes an offer for your first book, it's the best feeling you ever had and you walk on air for weeks. Then, when the book comes out, you completely fall apart from insecurity and self-loathing.
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Amorak Huey 20h
Love this thread about opening a novel, wistful watching, and writing things to "establish" other things.
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Amorak Huey 21h
Working on my letter to myself. Turns out I have quite a lot of garbage thoughts about my novel. Confoundingly, I know exactly what I would tell a student or friend who thought all these things about their own work. Harder to tell myself & believe it.
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Amorak Huey 21h
Replying to @rachelnix_poet
Also, keep putting your Alabama in poems. The world needs those words.
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Amorak Huey 21h
Replying to @rachelnix_poet
That's a weird and disheartening response to a poem outside their experience. A good reader should be more willing to have their perspective expanded. I'm sorry.
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W. Todd Kaneko 21h
I'm guest-editing the July issue of the Golden Walkman . Theme: "Ancestors, Ghosts, Listen." All genres. Deadline: June 15. I won't receive submissions until after the deadline, but that's just a couple of weeks away. Please send me your words.
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Amorak Huey 21h
5 of 5 stars to The Unbound Empire by Melissa Caruso
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Amorak Huey May 27
Replying to @MarceeWardell
Alas, there’s no objective answer. You’ll never know for sure. But the longer you write, the more you’ll be able to trust your instincts. When in doubt find a reader you trust. But never let the rejections decide for you.
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Amorak Huey May 27
Replying to @catrachxs
Congratulations!!
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Poets.org May 27
Read today's Poem-a-Day: "To Francisco X. Alarcón (1954–2016)" by Eduardo C. Corral
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Amorak Huey May 27
Replying to @MarceeWardell
Sometimes I revise after 1 rejection -- when I know in my heart I sent it out too soon.
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Amorak Huey May 27
Replying to @MarceeWardell
My personal record is a poem that was rejected 35 times before it was accepted. My most recent acceptance had been rejected 13 times. My poem that ended up in Best American was rejected 9 times. If you believe in the piece, keep sending.
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Amorak Huey May 27
5 of 5 stars to The Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso
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Amorak Huey May 27
The Tethered Mage series by ! It's brilliant.
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Amorak Huey May 26
I’ve been thinking about this tweet for 24 hours.
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Amorak Huey May 26
Replying to @mcoffill1 @AdamSandler
Lots of people love it, apparently! Not me, alas.
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Alyssa Harad May 26
Replying to @alyssaharad
P.S. I do not think contrarian means what you think it means.
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Amorak Huey May 26
Replying to @gk_armstrong
I would say it's not his fault, as it turns out. The acting overall was the best part of the movie.
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