May 01, 2019
Pleiades congratulates Aleyna Rentz, who has won the R.M. Kinder Award for Realistic Fiction for her story, "Cottonmouth". She will receive $1,000 and publication in the Winter 2020 issue of Pleiades.
Here's what R.M. Kinder had to say about her winning story:
"There’s much to praise about Aleyna Rentz’ 'Cottonmouth,' particularly the tasteful treatment of the subject. The story helps explain reluctance to ...
April 12, 2019
I have been thinking for a while about how our attempts to define craft terms influence our students’ (and our own) aesthetics, and I have wanted to try other definitions. This is the final post. The first post is here.
the organization of meaning
A word has meaning only within a system of other words. For example, the pronoun he on its own refers to no one and has no meaning; the word fish in the ...
March 21, 2019
I have been thinking for a while about how our attempts to define craft terms influence our students’ (and our own) aesthetics, and I have wanted to try other definitions. The first post is here.
modulation of breath
When I first started writing, pacing seemed like math. Chapters were supposed to be fifteen to twenty pages. Workshop stories were supposed to be ten to twenty pages. I had heard that a ...
March 05, 2019
Margaret Warren, a creative writing student at the University of Central Missouri, interviews Traci Brimhall, who recently visited UCM for the Pleiades Visiting Writers Series.
Traci Brimhall is the author of four collections of poetry, including her most recent Saudade (Copper Canyon Press, 2017), Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton, 2012, selected by Carolyn Forché for the 2011 Barnard ...