BY CHELSEY CLAMMER The firehouse burns down. The teacher fails a test. Fahrenheit 451 is a banned book. Reader, meet irony: when an intended meaning is different than the actual meaning, when a situation may end differently than anticipated. The difference between
Congratulations to Chelsey Clammer who takes 2nd place in Black Warrior Review’s 2014 nonfiction contest!
Behind the Prose guest Chelsey Clammer just returned from a non-stop weekend at AWP and she bring back tidings of literary joy. Her essay, “Mother Tongue,” received second place in Black Warrior Review’s 2014 Nonfiction Contest. Chelsey says the essay is “in a way about sexist
This week’s episode features a candid conversation with Washington Post reporter Soraya McDonald. In this interview, you’ll recognize right away the wit that shades much of her prose. Soraya is a graduate of Howard University and began covering the high school sports desk as a
I decided to interview Chelsey Clammer because I was super impressed with her dedication to writing and publishing. I’ve joked that she’s a submission machine, but this woman is no heartless robot. Spirituality is at the center of her writing practice and in this interview,
Since I’ve started podcasting, I’m listening to more podcasts. Earlier this week, I recommended my new fav show produced by writers Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter. Yesterday morning, I downloaded a few other shows, in search of more audio literary gems, and I found one that
As the universe would have it, I discovered the six-month old podcast, “A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment,” hosted by Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter. Like their Car Talk counterparts (the popular NPR radio show featuring two brothers who humorously answer questions about cars and life),
A couple years ago, I started saving quotes by writers – kind of like Rachel Toor refers to in her article on The Chronicle of Higher Education. I wasn’t writing nowhere near as consistently as I am now (and by “nowhere near” I mean that