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Article by Erin Wilcox Published in Copyediting

I am pleased to announce that my article on when to place a comma between prenominal modifiers has been published in Copyediting newsletter. The article, based on a series first published here in The Particular, unveils the mysterious behavior of adjectives stacked before a noun, showing that whether or not to place a comma between them is more than a matter of stylistic taste. The full article is available to subscribers to Copyediting»

Poem by Erin Wilcox Published in Stoneboat

My prose poem “Humberto, I Just Saw the News” is featured in the spring issue of Stoneboat, a Wisconsin-based literary journal. This is a lovely issue full of talented writers, quite a few of whom attended the University of Alaska, Anchorage, with me. To read the text of my poem, please visit my blog. To purchase a copy of Stoneboat, please visit the journal’s website.

Richard Moore's "A Death in the Hot Season" Published in Wilderness House Literary Review

Richard Moore is at it again, this time with a publication in Wilderness House Literary Review. The essay, “A Death in the Hot Season,” describes an encounter with mortality while Moore and his family are living in New Delhi in the late sixties. Moore and I developed this piece in late 2010. The essay is available at: http://www.whlreview.com/no-6.1/essays/RichardMoore.pdf. Congratulations, Richard!

Richard Moore's "Crossing Erez" Published in Guernica

Congratulations to Richard Moore, whose creative nonfiction essay “Crossing Erez” is featured in Guernica: A Magazine of Art and Politics. Moore and I developed this piece together a few months ago. It describes his passage through the fraught landscape between Gaza and Erez. Read the essay here: http://www.guernicamag.com/features/2473/moore_3_15_11/.

Final Installment of "Adoption: Alaska Style"

Don’t miss the fifth and final installment of Shirley Kurth Schneider’s “Adoption: Alaska Style,” available on kidsthesedays.org. The conclusion of this tale depicts the social worker’s pronouncement regarding the adoption of baby Christopher, pictured here. Read more at:
http://kidsthesedays.org/category/ktd-keyword-tagging/adoption-alaska-style

Photo courtesy Shirley Kurth Schneider.

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