When I met Joel Golombeck, of Rocket Chair Media, last year at a literary happy hour, I was intrigued to hear about his apps for the Ipad. Not only are they grounded in literature, but they are also grounded in the art of storytelling. I was wary at first, and here comes a confession – …
“Thought is more important than art. To revere art and have no understanding of the process that forces it into existence, is finally not even to understand what art is.”
I think it’s safe to say Fork Burke is one of my muses.
I think something we need to remember is that often, the most giving of people receive the least. Let’s do something to change that this year, and let’s start by celebrating KMA Sullivan. Happy New Year.
Knowing what you want is hard, and it’s taken me a long time through both painful and joyful times of reasoning. Now, I know what I want out of life and I’m happy to say that I’m pleased with the person I have become.
When the New York Daily News published a rather innocuous feature on up-and-coming women poets in New York, some elements of the poetry world came out in force to make sure the women in the piece were duly shamed for the quantity of skin shown in their publicity pictures.
In 1995, Geoff Carter, Gregory Crosby & Dayvid Figler decided to do what was then commonly referred to as a “spoken word event” at the Enigma Garden Cafe…
We have a book for every mood.
Letting myself into Kevin’s writing was like talking to an old friend.
Wendy Chin-Tanner. Poet, writer, editor, educator, mother, wife, daughter, New York native, Portland transplant.
Defining success is hard.
I admit I wrote a Leonard Cohen poem once. I was young—
A lover once told me that if I were an entry in a dictionary it would simply read: ?
With a glance of your eyes you could plunder all the wealth of songs struck from poets’ harps, fair woman! -Rabindrath Tagore, (“With a glance of your eyes…”)
My Monomania is an interview series I began on my personal website a little over a year ago. The name describes it pretty well. I use the series as a way to help bring attention to people whose work makes me feel obsessed. It follows a simple format: the subject is asked to answer WHO, …