Big news: We’re growing our paid writing (and keeping volunteer writing too) – Greater Greater Washington

Big news: We’re growing our paid writing (and keeping volunteer writing too)  Greater Greater Washington

Greater Greater Washington started out as an entirely volunteer project and has gradually evolved into an organization with, now, six full-time staff members.

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Going Home With Ocean Vuong – The Atlantic

Going Home With Ocean Vuong  The Atlantic

Ocean Vuong and I are in my car on one of the roads by his house in Northampton, where he’s lived for the past couple of years and teaches poetry at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Vuong is relaxed and chatty in the passenger seat. In just a 10-minute span, it feels as if we’ve covered an hour’s worth of conversation: our jade necklaces (his, a slender carving of the goddess Guan Yin that came from his mother; mine, a funny-shaped lucky peach that was a wedding gift from an aunt); his affinity for writing late at night; the thunderstorm he weathered while at a retreat at an Ital…

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Ocean Vuong Wrote One of the Summer’s Most Anticipated Books. He Doesn’t Care If it “Matters to Whiteness.” – Mother Jones

Ocean Vuong Wrote One of the Summer’s Most Anticipated Books. He Doesn’t Care If it “Matters to Whiteness.”  Mother Jones

Ocean Vuong’s first act of writing, as he describes it, was an act of preservation. When his grandmother died in 2008, he felt a “sudden panic.” “I’m the only one …

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Ricky Novaes Doesn’t Want to Write the Next Harry Potter – The Chicago Maroon

Ricky Novaes Doesn’t Want to Write the Next Harry Potter  The Chicago Maroon

Fourth-year Ricky Novaes declared his double-major in political science and creative writing, the latter driven by his love for the spontaneity and beauty of poetry …

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