The Kenyon Review Online resources (and others)

I’ve been enjoying the Kenyon Review blog this summer–specifically their series of Micro-Interviews and the audio archives from their 2011 Writers Workshop program. It’s pretty cool to watch how these things take shape. The most famous archive of writer interviews is, of course, the Paris Review‘s, which is like a master’s program in literature and writing by itself.

It’s interesting how the rise of MFA writing programs in the last decade happened at the same time that so many new resources (or not so new, just newly electronic) for writers have popped up online. Of course, it isn’t like a writer has ever had to go to grad school in order to meet other writers, or read great books, or write every day, or find great advice and resources, etc. Grad school programs provide an organization of these activities, for a price; and in a somewhat similar way, great literary blogs and archives provide a similarly useful naming and sorting of resources for those who join their community.

Anyway–here are some links of things I’ve enjoyed these past few months:

Kenyon Review Blog

TKR Micro Interview with Ron Carlson

Audio of readings and seminars from the 2011 Kenyon Review Writers Workshop

TKR Micro Interview with Seth Fried

The Paris Review Interviews

The Paris Review Daily– their blog

HTML Giant – the new official home to heated literary debate and hipster declarations

The Outlet – the blog of Electric Literature and NYC literary social scene

Key West Literary Seminar Audio Archives

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