Recently, I decided to submit a poem I wrote to a start-up literary magazine by the name of Little Room. It was created by Ohio University Creative Writing student Nathan Boley as one of his senior projects. The idea started as a simple Tumblr page [...]
By Maggy Liu
The sun reared its blinding head early this year, making the students squint and seek shade under the faded umbrellas of the plastic lunch tables. Chemistry worksheets, pencils and pens, erasers and rulers lay scattered while they swear and graph lab results.
A band kid screams, disturbing the peace [...]
So there I was at the National Book Awards this week….. Since we won that awesome Innovations in Reading Prize, the kind folks at the Ford Foundation thought a rep from YARN should get to come to the National Book Awards Week festivities as part of the prize, but also for the kind of excellent [...]
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been following the terrific discussion threading through YARN’s blogs and readers’ comments about the “adult” voice in YA literature. Our editors and reader-contributors have been trying to define what constitutes “adult” from both a reader’s and writer’s perspective, and I’ve particularly enjoyed the analysis of writing strategies and styles that [...]
YARN is thrilled to announce our interns for the 2011-2012, year! Thanks to everyone who applied. We received many more applications than we expected, and it was great to get to know some of our readers in this unique way, and we hope that everyone who applied will continue to support YARN in their local [...]
For me, the highest praise for any notion is when it forces you to come back, analyze it, break it apart, and put it all back together again and again. The question and my previous blog “Where Are All the Young ‘Adults?’” is this kind of idea. I thought I would be completely off about [...]