Author Natalie Goldberg discusses Zen and the writer’s practice.
Sandra Cisneros writes to honor her ancestors, because when that’s her motivation, ego gets out of the way. Angélica Paljor profiles the celebrated author of The House on Mango Street.
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.
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.