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Kendall Dunkelberg

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Kendall Dunkelberg directs the low-res MFA in creative writing at Mississippi University for Women where he also directs the Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium. Born and raised in Osage, Iowa, he has lived in Northfield, Minnesota; Galesburg and Chicago, Illinois; Austin, Texas; Ghent and Leuven, Belgium, and Columbus, Mississippi.

His introductory creative writing textbook, A Writer's Craft: Multigenre Creative Writing, was published in 2017 by Palgrave/MacMillan and was rated as a Best Book for Writers by Poets & Writers. His third collection of poems, Barrier Island Suite explores the life and art of Walter Inglis Anderson. He has previously published Time Capsules and Landscapes and Architectures: Poems, as well as Hercules Richelieu and N

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Kendall Dunkelberg I rarely experience writer's block. What I find is more common is that the demands of a job and daily life take over and I don't have enough time for …moreI rarely experience writer's block. What I find is more common is that the demands of a job and daily life take over and I don't have enough time for writing. In those times, I either have to learn not to beat myself up about it and/or I have to find time for writing, even if that is only a few moments here and there. If I can create the time and mental space for writing, I can trust that something will come of it. That isn't always what I think it will be — I might write a blog post rather than a poem — but something gets written and that something will take me somewhere that could lead to the next poem.(less)
Kendall Dunkelberg Having just finished Rachel Hall's, Heirlooms, I would love to go to Saint-Malo, France, to see and smell the ocean as the tide comes in. Sitting in a…moreHaving just finished Rachel Hall's, Heirlooms, I would love to go to Saint-Malo, France, to see and smell the ocean as the tide comes in. Sitting in a cafe with a carafe of wine would be nice, too. Since it's fiction, I would have the paté, even though in real life, I'm vegetarian and would opt for a really nice cheese instead.(less)
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Matthew Salesses’ chapter from Craft in the Real World, “An Example from East Asian and Asian American Literature,” begins to really get into some of the detail I’ve been looking for in terms of alternate structures and ways to rethink creative writing. I am particularly struck by the long list of alternatives that the Chinese litera

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Though I haven't been a huge sci-fi fan in many years, Original Syn lives up to some of the best classic science fiction I read when that was a mainstay in my reading life. The novel is inventive, has compelling characters, and has a fast-paced plot ...more
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“The Dream Poem"

One evening I lay down thinking
wouldn’t it be nice for once
to dream that one poetic image
which would liberate me to write.
As I slept, I dreamt of a huge black lake,
so big and so black it can’t be described.
I was unsure if this was a dream
or if I was really just sleeping,
not dreaming at all, so I felt
around on the banks of my sleep
for a smooth, flat stone to skip
across the surface in the hope
that the ripples, when they collided,
might form that image and tell me
this was the dream I had waited for.
But I couldn’t find a stone. The only
things on the shore were the feathers
of a shredded pillow. When I grasped these
one by one and threw them into the lake,
they flew away to form the stars.”
Kendall Dunkelberg, Landscapes and Architectures: Poems

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