Just a quick reminder to writers that the submission period for issue 8 of Tahoma Literary Review closes in a week, on August 31 at midnight. We’re making a special call for nonfiction work. But whether you write essays, poetry or stories, if you’ve got something ready, please consider sending it our way. Keep in… Read More ›
I am not a poet. It’s not that I haven’t ever tried to write poetry, but there are fundamental differences between writing good fiction and writing good poetry, and my particular writing skill set seems not attuned to it. Still, I love to read good poetry. I’m often fascinated by the poems I find both… Read More ›
What makes a good metaphor? That’s like what makes a good wine. No, that’s a simile, not a metaphor. And it’s not a very good one, either. It was just the first thing that came to my mind. I see lots of similes and metaphors in the short stories and flash that arrive in the… Read More ›
Becoming Wise Krista Tippett Penguin Press 978-1594206801 I used to wonder if there were no more true philosophers left. They’d all become specialized as ethicists, semioticians, linguists, logicians, aestheticians; had turned to narrowly-defined studies of behavior and logic. But there wasn’t anyone dedicated to synthesizing and broadening the knowledge of our human endeavors: religion, physics,… Read More ›
For this month’s book reviews, we’ve included a fun little contest in which two winners can receive a year’s subscription to the print edition of TLR. See the challenge at the end of the first review.
I recently read Dinty W. Moore’s The Mindful Writer. Like many books and articles on the writing life, it encourages an open mind and a peaceful coexistence with the world, in order to allow the writer’s mind to flourish. It offers advice on writing from several dozen well-known artists, and follows each with Moore’s reaction…. Read More ›