Author Archives: jdkenji

Miss WEPWOP on the radio?

If you were unfortunate enough to miss the WepWoppers on KOOP’s Writing on the Air because you were working or scrambling to find a radio in a dusty corner of your apartment, then you can still listen via their PODCAST. … Continue reading

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Oscar Casares Interview

You might not expect it on first glance, with his chiseled jawline, dark hair, and perfect teeth, but Texas native Oscar Casares is not a model. He is the author of two books, a program director, and an instructor. We … Continue reading

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Black Metal Writing

I’ve been listening to a lot of black metal lately–two bands in particular–though it’s not music I’ve historically enjoyed. The body painting, studded leather, and fake blood, not to mention the music in general, all seemed ridiculous to me. Even … Continue reading

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Author Interview – Clare Dunkle

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting Young Adult author Clare Dunkle when she gave a talk at my previous job. What I found most refreshing about Mrs. Dunkle, aside from being very personable and open to helping … Continue reading

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The Haruki Murakami Experiment

In the past month I moved into a new apartment by myself and quit my job, leaving me with a lot of unencumbered free time. Immediately I found myself in a bit of a dilemma: when I wanted to write, … Continue reading

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For the Love of Non-Literary Loving Tweeters

I’m not much of a poet. By that I mean I don’t write poetry, nor do I see it as one of my go-to entertainments, but like all writers I have a deep appreciation for good poetry, especially in a … Continue reading

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We Put Words On Paper SXSCongress Literary Celebration

Because the spirit of SXSW compels us! Because we aren’t rock stars, so we settled on writers! Because The Pickle Palace back porch is the ideal venue for: A loud, drunken, messy, rebellious LITERARY CELEBRATION! The members of We Put … Continue reading

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Soundtrack to My Writing

Soundtrack: Mogwai ~ Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will I write almost exclusively with music. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can’t have it any other way. Maybe, because I’m not imaginative enough to create without instantaneous inspiration. … Continue reading

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New Reviews

Check out the newest reviews from the We Put Words On Paper crew. Amanda Kimmerly reviews Jill Pangallo’s Let Me Entertain You, an “introspective collaboration of short stories, poems, visual art, e-mails, letters, and quotes from Pangallo’s group of creative … Continue reading

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The Absurd Things Nonsense Teaches

  My experience with the absurd in literature started when my writing teacher recommended Italo Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler. From there, I moved into his flash fiction, then to Kawabata Yasunari’s collection of Palm of the … Continue reading

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