Posts Tagged ‘ writing ’

Why Patti Smith Writes

Patti Smith (photo by Steven Sebring)

In her latest book, the iconic writer and musician examines belief, friendship, mentorship, and what drives her to make art.

Source: Why Patti Smith Writes

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Zeitgeist Spam: I hven’t been making poetry and this is why

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26.09.2017

 

Source: Zeitgeist Spam: I hven’t been making poetry and this is why

Poet Laureate Wants To Bring Poetry To More People – Courant Community

Julie Choffel is West Hartford’s new poet laureate. Choffel, a creative writing professor at the University of Connecticut, wants to bring poetry to more people through public workshops. (Michael Walsh / Courant Community)

Source: Poet Laureate Wants To Bring Poetry To More People – Courant Community

Who’s Afraid of Claire Messud? – The New York Times

Recently she went to a party where all the women were skinny and all the men were overweight. ‘‘For the men, it’s perfectly acceptable to be a person of appetites,’’ she said. ‘‘You’re in midlife, you’re at the peak of your professional moment.’’ Again, she slipped into character. ‘‘ ‘Pour me a glass of wine and give me a steak!’ ’’ The women, by contrast, were nibbling crackers and drinking seltzer. ‘‘There should be no shame in appetite,’’ she said, her voice rising. ‘‘There should be no shame in anger. There should be no shame in love. There should be no shame in wanting things.’’ – Claire Messud

Marilyn McCabe – Writing in Mind | Solstice Literary Magazine

. . . some as yet unreached depth of emotional truth. And I am starting to think that the only way to get there is to write my way there. – Marilyn McCabe

Source: Writing, Meditation, and the Art of Looking – Solstice Literary Magazine

Under the Sign of Sappho – bookforum.com / current issue

“MY DESIRE TO WRITE is connected with my homosexuality. I need the identity as a weapon, to match the weapon that society has against me,” Sontag wrote on December 24, 1959, the year she divorced Philip Rieff, whom she married when she was seventeen, in 1950, and whom she identifies in this same entry as her “enemy.” She ends that day’s observations with this: “Being queer makes me feel more vulnerable. It increases my wish to hide, to be invisible—which I’ve always felt anyway.”

Source: Under the Sign of Sappho – bookforum.com / current issue

abandonedbuildings: after Pasolini 1

 

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