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Support The Makery!

March 9, 2012 • 4 Comments

One of the things I always loved about Algonquin Books when I worked there was that even though they have a big parent company in NYC and an amazing knack for publishing bestsellers, they’ve still…

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Goodbye, Sarah Rose

7 Comments September 23, 2011 • 7 Comments

This isn’t goodbye, this is only farewell
I’m having a hard time writing this. In a few short days, Sarah Rose Nordgren–Algonquin’s beloved publicity assistant and one of my closest friends–will be leaving us to…

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National Poetry Month: Which Shore?

No Comments April 27, 2011 • No Comments

National Poetry Month is, alas, drawing to a close, but this doesn’t mean that you should put your poetry books back on the shelf to accrue dust for another year! Poetry’s charms are a year-round…

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National Poetry Month: The Letting Go

1 Comment April 22, 2011 • 1 Comment

What can I say about Emily Dickinson besides that she was a genius, a one-of-a-kind, inimitable talent, and that alongside Walt Whitman she is considered to be one of the two parents of American poetry?…

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National Poetry Month: “The Old High Way of Love”

3 Comments April 13, 2011 • 3 Comments

In honor of National Poetry Month, every Wednesday in April I’m sharing one of my favorite poems for you to read and share with a friend, a lover, or even a foe (I promise they…

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Two poems from Algonquin’s Sarah Rose Nordgren

6 Comments February 24, 2011 • 6 Comments

Here at Algonquin, it’s no secret that most, if not all, of our staff members lead double lives outside of the office. Our team includes writers, marathon runners, bakers, painters, and bass players.
To showcase…

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November 29, 2010

What We’re Reading: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

22 Comments November 29, 2010 • 22 Comments

I discovered the writing of Lydia Davis during my freshman year at Sarah Lawrence College, when a friend loaned me a copy of her first short story collection, Break it Down, and said, “You have…

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