Editor’s Note

Goodbye, 2020!

Editor's Note

As this most unusual year draws to a close, let’s look back at what we accomplished.

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Announcing the 2020-21 Critical Read Blogging Fellows

Blogging Fellows, Editor's Note

Each of these writers has a unique point of view and range of interests. They will be contributing to Critical Read between November 2020...

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Announcing The Creative Block Essay Contest – Open Now Through December 21 – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Editor's Note, Feature

We are seeking previously unpublished personal essays up to 2,000 words about the creative endeavor that you paused. ...

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The Pursuit of Beauty

Editor's Note

I’ve always felt somewhat guilty about my travels to view art, that they were nothing more than a selfish endeavor, especially in a time when people are almost afraid to admit something is beautiful, let alone journey to see it. But I think these writers would say that the act of perusal was just as important as the art, that now they can’t separate the art from their quest.

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Spring Stories 2018

Editor's Note

These essays show that there is no one right way to look at art, or even what one finds when they do look no matter how common the art may...

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