Bob Blaisdell

Bob Blaisdell teaches English in Brooklyn at Kingsborough Community College. He is a reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor and the editor of more than three dozen anthologies for Dover Publications. Email him at Robert.Blaisdell@Kingsborough.edu.


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Granted: The Best

Bob Blaisdell pores over “The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant” and “My Dearest Julia: The Wartime Letters of Ulysses S. Grant to His Wife.”...


Class Acts

A new memoir about refugee teenagers in a Denver high school....


An Anna Is an Anna Is an Anna

Translators of Anna Karenina are wonderful — except for their annoying habit of denigrating the work of earlier ones....


Mentors: Marvin Mudrick

I would not tear papers apart — say they're no good and say they don't work — unless I believed that all of you are capable of writing good fiction....


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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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