Writers
Featuring: Ray Hsu

Featuring: Ray Hsu

This post was originally published on December 21, 2011. Ray Hsu (UW-Madison PhD 2008) is a rockstar who happens to write books. Ray is author of Anthropy (winner of the Gerald Lampert Award; finalist for the Trillium Book Award in Poetry) and Cold Sleep Permanent Afternoon (winner of an Alcuin Award). At last count he has published over 150...
Giving thanks

Giving thanks

It is Thanksgiving Day in the USA. Today I have two short poems to share with you. These were written “in tandem” by Maya Stein and Amy Tingle, the bike-riding poets who I had the pleasure to meet this summer and offer up a single word as their poetic starting point. The word: Library. Wishing all...
Add a "Come Write In" program to your fall calendar

Add a “Come Write In” program to your fall calendar

A chilly couple of days this weekend provided a harsh reminder that fall is here, and November, a.k.a., National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo, is just about six weeks away. With hundreds of thousands of writers, or Wrimos, participating in NaNoWriMo (668,953 in 2013!!), the organizers rely on community institutions to host programs to invite Wrimos...
Poetry in the Stacks - call for submissions!

Poetry in the Stacks – call for submissions!

by Laura Damon-Moore Today we’re excited to share a new web publication with you that features poetry inspired by libraries, many of them written by librarian-poets. Poetry in the Stacks is a new publication started by a friend of ours, Erin Lorandos, who contributed a kit to the Library as Incubator Project waaaay at the...
Featuring: Ander Monson

Featuring: Ander Monson

Today I’m thrilled to present this interview with writer, publisher, and library-haunter Ander Monson. He’s here today to talk about his relationship to libraries, why he’s passionate about books as physical objects, and his intriguing new book project from Graywolf Press (forthcoming February 2015). Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us about yourself. Who...
Featuring: Charles Bane

Featuring: Charles Bane

Today I’m pleased to welcome Charles Bane, Jr. to the Library as Incubator Project. Mr. Bane is a poet whose work is influenced by literature, and for whom libraries have played an important role in the inspiration for and promotion of his poetry. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself; tell us who...
Featuring: Annie Hartnett

Featuring: Annie Hartnett

Last year, we featured the Children’s Writer in Residence Fellowship, which is run by the Associates of Boston Public Library– each year the Associates award an up-and-coming children’s author $20,000 and an office in the library to help him or her complete a book. We’re excited to share the other half of that incredible relationship on...
Loading the Cannons: National Poetry Month edition

Loading the Cannons: National Poetry Month edition

This is a post written by Heather Dickerson, Teen Services Librarian for the Lewis & Clark Library in Helena, Montana. In her series for the LAIP, “Loading the Cannons,” Heather tackles the question “what to do with young adults in a creative writing workshop?” Enjoy! ~ Laura by Heather Dickerson Since April is National Poetry Month,...
Kit: Poetry Scavenger Hunt

Kit: Poetry Scavenger Hunt

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in April 2013. We’re thrilled to present this original program kit created for us – and you! – by a group of poets and literary educators known as Line Assembly. We’ll be featuring a full-blown feature and interview with the six Line Assemblers later this...
The Borough is My Library

The Borough is My Library

One of the exciting things about working at the Library as Incubator Project is learning about librarians who have a creative practice and seeing how the library supports and informs that practice. Today’s feature from Rebecca Rubenstein introduces a librarian/archivist who has created a series of zines that encapsulate that dynamic. Don’t miss Rebecca’s other...
Coffee House Press in the Stacks

Coffee House Press in the Stacks

by Laura Damon-Moore We have a very, very cool program to highlight today that is straight from our good friends (and the publisher of our upcoming book, The Artist’s Library) at Coffee House Press. Several months ago, staff at Coffee House, in partnership with individuals and organizations in the Twin Cities, started a program called CHP...
Ravens in the Library, with S.J. Tucker

Ravens in the Library, with S.J. Tucker

When I first heard the song “Ravens in the Library”, I knew there had to be a good story behind it. I did a little digging, and musician S.J. Tucker graciously agreed to talk to me about her inspiration. I hope you all enjoy the story and song as much as I do! ~Holly Library...