“Thought Is More Important Than Art” – Looking Back On Amiri Baraka
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“Thought Is More Important Than Art” – Looking Back On Amiri Baraka

“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.” Continue reading

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[LIT] Nostalgia And Validation: A Review of Sari Botton’s <i>Goodbye To All That</i>
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[LIT] Nostalgia And Validation: A Review of Sari Botton’s Goodbye To All That

A very smart friend gifted me this book for Christmas. It was the perfect gift, because I am a writer and I loved and left New York, and also, unbeknownst to my friend, I had read about the book in an upstate magazine months earlier and put it on my mental “to-read” list. The basics: … Continue reading

Holiday Poetry Picks for Those Special Times You Need to be Alone With a Book
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Holiday Poetry Picks for Those Special Times You Need to be Alone With a Book

Happy holidays! Everyone’s doing lists and talking of shopping and getting together with family, they brave the crowds and wait in sweaty lines. I myself avoid it like the plague (and flu shots). For the past few years since the divorce, I’ve spent Christmas alone. My daughter goes to her dad’s since he’s Catholic and … Continue reading

Loose Woman – How Sandra Cisneros Opened Me Up
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Loose Woman – How Sandra Cisneros Opened Me Up

Half way through her tenth grade year, my daughter brought home House on Mango Street. “Hey Mom, you ever read this book? We’re reading it in class, I wanted to finish it this weekend ‘cause I hate the class discussions. They just talk about the themes (she made a disgusted face) like language and empowerment … Continue reading