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David on Using Writing to Push the World!

“The point is that we probably still feel the desire to push the world—many of us more than ever in these troubled times—and that we have the leverage to do it. One thing we have learned from this election is … Continue reading

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David on “Teshuvah in an Election Season”!

“The fate of other people rests to some extent on my actions, actions that can be either righteous or unrighteous, just or unjust, selfish or generous, lazy or determined. And there’s also the possibility of inaction, whether motivated by cynicism … Continue reading

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David on the necessity of failure

“You apparently have to write a very flawed version of a project before you can figure out how to get it right, or you have to write a fatally flawed project before you can figure out how to get something … Continue reading

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David Says It’s Not Okay to be a Jerkface!

“Artistic geniuses or not: We’re obligated to be decent human beings as well.” David’s latest post is up on The Establishment!

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David Resolves the “Is Poetry Dead?” Question Forever!

Are you tired of articles asking whether poetry is dead? If so, check out David’s blog post, “The Ultimate and Decisive ‘Is Poetry Dead?’ Article,” now up here at the AGNI blog, and you’ll never have to ask the question … Continue reading

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Poetry, pornography, and the internet: New blog post up at AGNI!

“Pornography and poetry, the winner and runner-up in the internet sweepstakes. It’s not necessarily what you would have predicted when the internet was getting started. Well, at least the poetry part.” Click here to check out David’s new blog post, … Continue reading

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David’s Piece “The Poetry of Rootlessness” is up at the North American Review blog!

“Is poetry, then—the singing of our displacement—the construction of a mobile emotional home that we can bring with us through all the changes and dislocations?… If poetry is a home, it’s not a home that brings us to rest. It’s … Continue reading

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David talks about envy on “On Writing”!

“Maybe you can broaden your definition of success so that it includes participating helpfully in a thriving writing community, a world where happy readers (God bless readers!) do get to read some good writing by some good people. If that’s … Continue reading

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David’s at the Good Men Project!

Check out the Good Men Project online, where you’ll find an article by David about the work/family balance, a review of Into the Wilderness, and an interview!

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David Blogs for the JBC: What Makes a Short Story Jewish?

All this week, David is blogging for the Jewish Book Council, and his first post is entitled “What Makes a Short Story Jewish?” Check it out!

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