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Kathleen Volk Miller's Archive

Kathleen Volk Miller is co-editor of Painted Bride Quarterly, co-director of the Drexel Publishing Group, and an Associate Teaching Professor at Drexel University. She is a weekly blogger (Thursdays) for Philadelphia Magazine’s Philly Post. Volk Miller writes fiction and essays, with work in publications such as Salon.com, The New York Times, Opium, thesmartset.org, and Drunken Boat. She is currently working on My Gratitude, a collection of essays. Recently, Kathleen Volk Miller was named a Creative Connector by Leadership Philadelphia. Follow her on Twitter @kvm1303.

Words that will “stick” in 2013

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Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Linguists are saying that we are inventing new words at an accelerated rate. The real test [...]


Ode to my Creative Writing class

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

I’d like to be honest without getting myself in any trouble:  sometimes, some people, might sign [...]


Ode to our co-ops

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

At a recent Slam, Bam, Thank You, Mam, six co-op’s were in the room. Yes, we only [...]


With what speed do you read?

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Thursday, March 8th, 2012

I always think I am TOO fast of a reader.   Take this test at Staples and [...]


Tucker Max is dead

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Monday, March 5th, 2012

Ok.   Not really.   Just Tucker Max the persona.   A recent “Shout and Murmur” in the New [...]


Sh*t book reviewers say

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Saturday, February 11th, 2012

It is reviews like this that give verbs that end in -ly a bad rep.  Everything [...]


What It Used to Be Like

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Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

I just finished reading “What It Used to Be Like” Maryann Burk Carver’s memoir about her [...]


My Christmas gifts

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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

I am glad to see that I am not alone — books — those objects made [...]


Because you’re worth it…

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Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Business Insider has just named Drexel University the “real”  #1 most expensive college in the United [...]


Practicing What I Preach

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011

So.  While others continue to bemoan the “death of the book,” I am in the more [...]