On Writing: Becoming a Deeper Reader

On Writing: Becoming a Deeper Reader

A reader on the crowd-sourcing platform Quora asked a question about how to deepen their reading practices and read beyond just mere plot. Here’s a post I made in reply that provided some hints and strategies for deepening one’s reading practice and...
Poem: Lyric for a day like today

Poem: Lyric for a day like today

Claudia Castro Luna becomes Washington’s next poet laureate on February 1, 2018. She was the Seattle Civic Poet from 2015-2017. Her new book Killing Marias: A Poem for Multiple Voices is now available. You can follow her on Twitter at @ClaudiaC_L Lyric for a day like...
Ursula Le Guin

Ursula Le Guin

Posted on the day Ursula Le Guin died October 21, 1929 – January 22, 2018 I’m saddened to hear of the passing of Ursula Le Guin. In honor of her legacy, here’s an excerpt from acceptance speech when she received the National Book Foundation’s Medal...
New Chinese Book Translation: The Eagle Tree

New Chinese Book Translation: The Eagle Tree

I’m excited to announce that Taiwanese partners Aquarius Publishing have acquired traditional Chinese publication rights to The Eagle Tree. They’ve created a marvelous new cover for the book (to the right) The Chinese edition for readers in the...