Review of Invisible Men by Eric Freeze

Review of Invisible Men by Eric Freeze

Invisible Men is an invitation to look into the hearts of characters who feel alone. 

Q&A with Poetry Contributor Kallie Falandays

Q&A with Poetry Contributor Kallie Falandays

"I do believe in the power of the image, and I think an immense amount of blossoming can occur between two images."

Q&A with Poetry Contributor Patrick Kindig

Q&A with Poetry Contributor Patrick Kindig

"If you only read one writer, you’ll write things that sound like that writer. If you read a variety of writers you’ll produce work that’s both more idiosyncratic and more interesting."

Q&A with Nonfiction Contributor LaTanya McQueen

Q&A with Nonfiction Contributor LaTanya McQueen

"One piece just sort of reminded me of another piece, which connected to another one. For me that tends to be how it goes."

Q&A with Poetry Contributor José Araguz

Q&A with Poetry Contributor José Araguz

"I have learned to talk about it in terms of syllabics and measures, but really I’m that kid, engrossed, lost in words for hours."

Q&A with Poetry Contributor Joe Woodward

Q&A with Poetry Contributor Joe Woodward

"For me, good poems are written from the true self, through the self."

How to Give the Best Public Reading of Your Life

How to Give the Best Public Reading of Your Life

Don’t be the person who reads it on their phone. Too many things can go wrong, and it’s distracting to watch someone repeatedly unlock the screen when it goes dark or constantly zoom in when they can’t see the tiny print.

Review: The Art of Perspective by Christopher Castellani

Review: The Art of Perspective by Christopher Castellani

“There is no more important decision the writer makes than who tells the story..."

How to Revise Before You Begin

How to Revise Before You Begin

A lot of the work of revision comes in the process of evaluating the rhythm of the sentences themselves, but if you’re reading the words out loud as you compose them, you’ll hear the false notes right away.

4 Ways I Trick Myself into Writing (That Might Work for You Too)

4 Ways I Trick Myself into Writing (That Might Work for You Too)

Let’s be honest: Writing is hard. And because of that, it can sometimes be a struggle to make ourselves do it.

Carve Reads — Staff Picks for Recommended Reading

Carve Reads — Staff Picks for Recommended Reading

As we enter deep summer, we’ve taken a fresh look at the books grabbing the attention of the editors and staff of Carve right now.

Q&A with Poetry Contributor Jen Lambert

Q&A with Poetry Contributor Jen Lambert

"I deeply love my character in this collection, and terrible things happen to her, but I have the power to help her get out of her situation. I can write her way, and my way, out of despair."

Q&A with Poetry Contributor Kaitlin LaMoine Martin

Q&A with Poetry Contributor Kaitlin LaMoine Martin

"I’m constantly thinking through how we construct the self/other dichotomy. I do believe, as humans taking up space on this planet, that yes, we have a responsibility to the planet and to one another."

Q&A with Poetry Contributor Callie Plaxco

Q&A with Poetry Contributor Callie Plaxco

"Surely the bird’s wings are allowed to be like teaspoons, but they can never ever be teaspoons, no matter how hard I wish it."

Q&A with Nonfiction Contributor Mark Walters

Q&A with Nonfiction Contributor Mark Walters

"Don’t try to be profound or teach a lesson, and don’t write for anyone’s approval or admiration; simply write what is specific and true to your observation, to the unique, often secret convolutions of your own heart and mind." 

Q&A with Poetry Contributor Dianna Rae Samuelson

Q&A with Poetry Contributor Dianna Rae Samuelson

"A theme that runs through most of my writing is the search for identity and strength."

Serial - Season 2, Episodes 11

Serial - Season 2, Episodes 11

Waiting is something Bowe knows how to do.

Q&A with Carve's New Nonfiction Editor, Cameron Maynard

Q&A with Carve's New Nonfiction Editor, Cameron Maynard

Language is probably the most important facet of creative nonfiction because it can take the most mundane of experiences and turn them into ideas that seem life-altering.

Introducing: Carve Reads — Staff Picks for Recommended Reading

Introducing: Carve Reads — Staff Picks for Recommended Reading

Welcome to a new monthly series on the Carve blog that offers sneak peeks into the particular literary tastes of the magazine's staff members

Powers and Perils of Writing in Third Person

Powers and Perils of Writing in Third Person

Writing in third person can be both liberating and overwhelming. Here's how you can leverage this freedom (and not be intimidated by it).