The Barn

I wrote an article about the Albee Foundation. It’s in the new issue of Poets & Writers, leading off the magazine’s annual look at conferences and residencies.

I’m trying hard not to read it, following this piece of advice regarding writing when it’s finally in print, from the “Proofreading Checklists” appendix in the McGraw-Hill Proofreading Handbook:

Published Works

It is the masochistic proofreader who reads again at this stage. Finding an error too late only adds to the anxiety of an already nerve-wracking occupation. When the proofreader sees the article or advertisement in final print, the page should be quickly turned. If there is an error, it will undoubtedly be caught and reported to you […]. Don’t go looking for trouble.