Connie Pan

Connie Pan is a writer and editor from Maui, Hawai‘i. She earned an MFA in fiction from West Virginia University and a BA in creative writing from Grand Valley State University. Her writing has appeared in Bamboo Ridge, Carve, HelloGiggles, PRISM International, The Billfold, and elsewhere. An excerpt from her novel-in-progress was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Instagram: @csnpan Twitter: @panlikepeter

In Appreciation Of The “Notes” Section In Poetry Collections

For me, the Notes section of a poetry collection has been an independent study in poetry, one of the many readerly joys of my bookish days.

On Beginning My Days With Poetry

Rituals, like in other arenas of our lives, have their place in reading practices. Here are one poetry lover's experiences with hers.

On Slowing Down With Young Adult Graphic Novels: Rereading The Favorites I Devoured

On revisiting and slowing down to revel in the beauty of comics.

Falling Ears Over Heels For Audiobooks

The popularity of audiobooks has been rising, and I’m tardy to the party and making up for squandered time.

Books to Pair with Harry Styles’s HARRY’S HOUSE

If you too have had HARRY'S HOUSE on repeat since its May release, pick up these books to pair with some favorite tracks, including Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi to go with “Late Night Talking.”

We Turn The Page: First Person Plural Point Of View Books

We can't help but take notice when books use "we," the unusual first person plural point of view. The effect can be powerful.

How To Take A Reading Vacation

If submerging yourself in books sounds like a delicious respite, here's how to transform your reading vacation fantasies into reality.

Movies Starring Poems And The Poets Who Penned Them

A tonic of curiosity, nostalgia, and obsession inspired me to cuddle up with four films that, in my starstruck opinion, spotlight poetry.

The History Of Bookmobiles: Bookmobiles Are Here, And There And Everywhere, To Stay

From its inception in the 1800s to the library and bookstore bookmobiles still operating today, here is the history of bookmobiles.

How To Choose Your Favorite Books When Choosing Favorites Feels Unnatural

When the question "What's your favorite book?" makes you freeze up, here are some strategies to make narrowing it down easier.