great writers

Extra! Extra! – Wordsmiths, Ballet Apps & Soot

By |January 25th, 2016|

The latter half of 2015 saw me running hither and yon to make a major life change and acclimate myself to a new job, a new city and a new routine. So even though the shift didn’t quell my hunger for arts & culture, I […]

Steal This Quote: Edgar Allan Poe

By |January 5th, 2016|

 

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many
things which escape those who dream only by night
– Edgar Allan Poe, American author, poet and father of the short story

Steal This Quote: Robert Frost

By |December 27th, 2015|

 

Only when love and need are one
And the work is play, for mortal stakes
Is the deed ever really done
For heaven and the future’s sakes
– Robert Frost, American poet

Steal This Quote: James Baldwin

By |September 7th, 2015|

The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it.
– James Baldwin, American playwright, poet, novelist and social activist

Steal This Quote: Victor Hugo

By |July 28th, 2015|

A writer is a world trapped in a person.
– Victor Hugo, French poet, playwright and novelist

Steal This Quote: Jack Kerouac

By |June 21st, 2015|

The only people for me are the mad ones,
the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk,
mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time.
– Jack Kerouac, American poet and novelist

Steal This Quote: Joyce Carol Oates

By |May 11th, 2015|

Novels begin, not on the page, but in meditation and day-dreaming — in thinking, not writing.

– Joyce Carol Oates, American novelist and short story writer

Poetic Relations (or How I Learned To Value Poetry In Spite Of My College Professors)

By |April 26th, 2015|

National Poetry Month is drawing to a close this week and I haven’t added anything significant to the conversation. Partially, this is due to my odd relationship with poetry that isn’t read aloud at a local slam. Growing up, poetry was fun. It rhymed. It […]

Steal This Quote: Junot Diaz

By |April 13th, 2015|

The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art
tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.
– Junot Diaz, American author and Pulitzer prize-winner for fiction

Steal This Quote: Dr. Seuss

By |March 18th, 2015|

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
– Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss), American writer and cartoonist