Love books? How about the people who write them? Writers, poets, historians and memoirists need your help. Check out this fabulous video about the NEA’s literature grant: Next step? Call, write, or e-mail your representative and tell them: “I’m a Republican [or Democrat or an Independent] who wants your help to continue funding for The […]
Back in the earlyish-90s, I got a call from Poets & Writers. Essentially, there was no time to dither. Funding of the National Endowment for the Arts was under assault by Jesse Helms and Co. Arts organizations had to fight back. Poets & Writers (I’m now chairman of the board) was among the first to […]
Here we are again, with the FBI and local law enforcement finally closing down a right-wing militia action. But they’ll be back: I know it. I studied it. Around 1995, the time of the Oklahoma City bombing, I got curious about the radical right – militias, the Christian Identity movement, white supremacists, freemen. I needed […]
Susan Isaacs is the author of thirteen novels, including Compromising Positions, Shining Through, After All These Years, and As Husbands Go. Her newest novel, Goldberg Variations, will be published by Scribner in October 2012. She is a former editor of Seventeen and a freelance political speechwriter. She is chairman of the board of Poets & Writers and a past president of Mystery Writers of America. All her novels have been New York Times bestsellers.