Phillip Lopate is director of Columbia University's nonfiction graduate writing program and the journalism school's professor of professional practice. He is the author of many books, the most recent of which are To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction and Portrait Inside My Head: Essays.
Phillip Lopate, the great practitioner of the personal essay, contemplates the form and picks his... MORE
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