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All content by Lillian Lippold
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Review: ‘In the Margins’ imagines writing without writers

Elena Ferrante’s new craft-based book demands that contemporary literature rely only on the merits of its prose.
April 18, 2022

As soon as any writer has made it in the literary scene, it seems that they immediately come out with a book about writing. From Stephen King to Ursula K. Le Guin, these works...

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We should be excited that spoken word is reinventing literature

NYU Creative Writing alum Melissa Lozada-Oliva’s novel “Dreaming of You: A Novel in Verse” demands that literature become more of a performance.
February 23, 2022

Like many queer kids growing up these days, I was terminally on the internet from the time I was 12. Beyond the classic engagement with fandoms and media, the most surprising arena...