Nov/Dec 2012: Adaptations

“Muse Becomes Poet” (detail) © Donald Langosy

It’s a Book! It’s a Movie! It’s a…Zombie?

Editor's Note by Elizabeth Langosy

When does an 'adaptation' become a new creative work altogether?

New pieces will appear on the Table of Contents as they publish throughout the issue cycle.


Theme for This Issue

Adaptations : Why Horror Movies Disappoint Readers by KC Redding-Gonzalez
Adaptations : Do We Need Prose Poetry? by David Meischen
Adaptations : Why Did a Manipulative Movie Make Me Cry? by Lorraine Berry
Adaptations : Holy Adaptation, Batman! Who’s the Real You? by Andrew Vanden Bossche
Adaptations : Hitchcock Got “Rebecca” Dead Wrong by Elizabeth Langosy
Adaptations : Channeling Capote's "In Cold Blood" by Mali Sastri
Adaptations : Emily Dickinson, Zombie by Martha Nichols


Talking Art : Porcelain Bones by Judith A. Ross
Talking Indie : Sorry, Your Buddies Won’t Buy Your Book by David Biddle
Nothing but the Toth : I Wrote a Gumbo by Emily Toth


Featured Poetry : Giavanna Munafo: Two Poems by Giavanna Munafo
Featured Poetry : Laura Walker: Three from “KJV” by Laura Walker
About Poetry : How Haiku Changed My Writing Life by Theresa Williams


Image Essays : The Collaged Brain by Camille Martin
Image Essays : Poets and Painters by Donald Langosy

Ideas & Debate

Books : What the National Book Awards Missed by Lorraine Berry
Movies : Where's Bilbo? by Martha Nichols


Short Stories : Open Bar by Ann Lightcap Bruno

Personal Stories

Writer's Life : A Tale of Two Polands by Richard Zimler
Why I Write : The Group Makes the Writer by Kate Brandt
Why I Write : A Cacophony of Nudgy Voices by Laurie Weisz

Don't Use This

TW Updates : TW Contest Winners for 2012 by The Editors


Becoming a Writer : Ann Lightcap Bruno on Writing by Kelcey Parker

Artwork in this Issue

Featured Artist: Camille Martin

  • November cover
  • Editor’s Note
  • “Do We Need Prose Poetry?”



“Muse Becomes Poet” (detail) © Donald Langosy

Featured Artist: Donald Langosy

  • December cover
  • “Emily Dickinson, Zombie”