"I’ve got to be writing. I have a few ways to make sure I can carve out time. Part one: Neglect everything else. Part two: Get disciplined." David Mitchell writes about writing and the poetry of James Wright for The Atlantic. Pair with his story in tweets, "The Right Sort," and Brian Ted Jones's Millions review of The Bone Clocks.
On Emily Dickinson's self-portrait, sherry, the power of handwriting and those notes we all passed around in junior high, from the Kenyon Review blog.