The Stories I Like To Teach 2: Robert Travieso’s “Bouncing”

As I look over and scour through the materials I select for teaching fiction, I see that I have a strong preference for stories with salient plots. ¬†Quiet Checkovian stories are certainly admirable, but I find the pull of fiction strongest with a good mix of character development and enticing plots. I also make roomContinue reading “The Stories I Like To Teach 2: Robert Travieso’s “Bouncing””

Art’s Savage Nature: A Review of Sarah Falkner’s Animal Sanctuary

Sarah Falkner’s debut novel Animal Sanctuary is the winner of the 7th Starcherone annual prize for innovative fiction. The novel is a complex rendering of the injustices, abuses and incongruities that keep the art world thriving. It’s a sad chronicle of the sacrifices artists will make to honor their art, and it’s a study onContinue reading “Art’s Savage Nature: A Review of Sarah Falkner’s Animal Sanctuary”