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Literary Lines We Love: Adventure Away

My favorite thing about place-based poems is how they have the ability to evoke images of landscapes you may have never seen before. In reading them, we invent interpretations that are uniquely our own, and there’s something supernatural about that. …

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Style & Story Collide: A Written Wardrobe Interview with Laura Patterson

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Laura Patternson

Professor, poet, and North Carolina native Laura Patterson views her writing as an attempt to take a photograph with language. Here, The Written Wardrobe contributor dishes on where she gets her writing inspiration, how she fights writer’s block, and more …

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Literary Lines We Love: Poems of The Written Wardrobe

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National Poetry Month might be drawing to a close, but when it comes to literature, we’re always in the mood to celebrate! To show our literary love, we selected our favorite lines from the poems published in our current issue …

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with She’s the First

If the World Were My Classroom

If the World Were My ClassroomPhoto courtesy of Kate Lord

As writers, we’re celebrating National Poetry Month by crafting a poem or two, but we’re also excited to check out If the World Were My Classroom…, a new poetry anthology published by She’s the

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Announcing The Written Wardrobe, Issue 2!

The Written Wardrobe Issue 2

The Written Wardrobe Issue 2

Last spring, we asked you to submit your stories, essays, and poems to us for possible inclusion in The Written Wardrobe. After scouring hundreds of submitted pieces, we’re finally ready to share with you our second collection of fashion …

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What to Pack for a Poetry Festival

From literary conferences to late-night readings, the modern poet ends up spending lots of time on the road. With the Santra Cruz Poetry Festival just around the bend, I’ve gathered up the must-have items for today’s traveling writer. While events …

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Busy Bibliophile? Try a Poetry Chapbook!

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ModWriters Esmé, Laura Beth, and Angela reading poetry chapbooks from Dancing Girl Press.

As a word-loving lady, I long to spend hours reading while curled in my favorite chair or lounging in a bubble bath. The reality is that my …

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Poetic Lines We Wish We’d Written

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poem literary lines

Sometimes when reading, certain lines just resonate with me. Forming them slowly, as if allowing their shape to slip from my tongue, lets me think I’d thought of them first.

In the spirit of changing seasons, we asked our writers …

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The Written Wardrobe: "Frock & Typhoon"

Poet Samantha Milowsky brews up a storm of dresses in her piece “Frock & Typhoon”:

The bodice, maraca handle,
the skirt in soft percussion,
dizzy whir of lavender
sweetens our millennium
leavened air.


Does her poem stir up …

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The Colossus and Other Poems: April’s Book of the Month Giveaway!

“Widen the crannies,
Shoulder through holes. We
Diet on Water,
On crumbs of shadow,
Bland-mannered, asking
Little or nothing.”

- “Mushrooms,” from The Colossus and Other Poems


A poem expressing the worldly woes of our favorite fungi? Given our obsession …

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Best Job Ever: Ada Limón, Writer

Ada’s favorite workspace within the Sonoma Meadow House,where we held the interview and photo shoot.

When you combine over a decade of experience in the magazine industry, relentless motivation, and a whole lot of heart, hard work really does …

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All A-Twitter Contest Winner

Rays of a golden announcement are, at long last, cracking the smoky porcelain clouds that covered our All A-Twitter haiku contest this past week. That means it’s time to shine the sun of a spotlight upon a winner!

Congratulations to …

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Follow ModCloth on GoodReads!

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Calling all bookworms! We know you’re out there! And we want to know what you’re reading! So, we’ve joined Goodreads, a social networking site that allows readers to share their favorite finds (as well as books …

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