And we’re back!

Dear readers,

CWILA Links is back after a season of winter hibernation–not unlike the social tides of the Pacific Northwest. It’s spring! The trees are sexting! These are the links we’re reading:

A literary obituary of editor extraordinaire Ellen Seligmans, who edited all of your favourite books. Learn more about her significant contribution to literature.

So apparently Gay Talese couldn’t name any women non-fiction writers of note. Author Anakana Schofield responds.

Oh, April is not only the cruelest month but also poetry month! Here’s some Fred Wah, Ocean Vuong, and these four amazing new poems by Francine J. Harris.

Arleen Heyman has published a collection of short stories called Scary Old Sex that is busting taboos about sexually active seniors.

Jessica Langlois reflects on the Association of Writers and Writing Programs mandate to address diversity this year.

Speaking of which: Claudia Rankine gave a phenomenal keynote about the continued toll of power and whiteness in writing programs. Read her poem “Sound & Fury” in The New Yorker.

The New Yorker also published some racist trash this week. Don’t read it, but read this essay by Timothy Lu about white poets wanting Chinese culture without Chinese people.

What else are you all reading? What do you think? Let us know! Email links to:


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