Please take BREVITY’s lead and check out Essay Daily’s Advent calendar of essays.
If you haven’t yet discovered the Advent calendar of essays over at Essay Daily, let us be the first to show you the way. Smart thinkers who write well explore various facet of the form, each and every day of Advent.
Our favorites so far:
Pam Houston extolling the virtues of Rick Reilly’s Sports Illustrated profile of O.J. Simpson, suspected murderer and golf addict.
Michael Martone’s experimental look at the fictive essay, Billy Pilgrim, and Vonnegut.
And Ander Monson’s Short Lessons in Hybridity.
Well that’s three out of four, and the fourth, from Phillip Lopate himself, is pretty nifty as well. Bookmark the site — they’ll be adding new gifts every day for a few more weeks.
Marie A Bailey
Writer, blogger, knitter, cat lover, and introvert.