Assay 1.2 Shakes the Stick of Brilliance
March 5, 2015 § 1 Comment
Assay, Karen Babine’s brilliant brainchild, a place to “test and analyze the nonfiction texts we read, to attempt our determinations of their ingredients and quality,” has birthed a second issue, and there is more good material than we can handle in one blog post. Meaning, you should go visit.
In addition to some of the highlights listed below, there’s a fascinating conversation between Paul Gruchow and Brian Turner on what happens when the Modernist essay goes Cubist, a mediation on aliased essayists from the uber-insightful Patrick Madden, and an interview with the sassy and brilliant essayist Michael Martone. Plus pedagogical discussions, a data bank of syllabi, and more resources than you can shake a stick at.
If you had a stick, that is.
Here are links to some of the main articles, but the whole site is chock-full of valuable resources:
What Lies Beside Gold
Ego, Trip: On Self-Construction–and Destruction–in Creative Nonfiction
Catherine K. Buni