Four Buddhists explore how the life and work of the Black, feminist, lesbian poet Audre Lorde serves as a gateway to the dharma
Read David Swick’s classic Lion’s Roar profile of Joan Didion, who died December 23 at age 87.
Nancy Chu talks to Ruth Ozeki about her creative process, the power of grief, and what it’s like growing up mixed-race in America.
The writer’s job, says Pico Iyer, is to watch his moods and thoughts, as captivating yet passing as the seasons, and decide which are worth sharing.
If you use your difficulties to create art, says Ruth Ozeki, it will give them meaning.
Author Natalie Goldberg discusses Zen and the writer’s practice.
Pico Iyer loves reading spiritual books, but he’s found just as much good dharma in the books of three favorite novelists.
“When the spirit moves into writing, shaping its direction, that is a moment of pure mystery.”
In his new novel, “The Perfume Burned His Eyes,” actor and writer Michael Imperioli imagines a teenage boy’s friendship with Lou Reed.
Alexander Weinstein’s “The Lost Traveler’s Tour Guide” comprises a collection of tour guide entries for fictional fantastical destinations. In this excerpt, Weinstein offers advice enjoying your time in the exotic locales of Bhodur, Bent, and Luxore.