Sunday, May 30, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”
“If there is a special Hell for writers it would be in the forced contemplation of their own works.”
—John Dos Passos
“I only write when I feel the inspiration. Fortunately, inspiration strikes at 10:00 o’clock every day.”
“If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up.”
—Hunter S. Thompson
“The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where time and place and eternity somehow meet. His problem is to find that location.”
“I write a little every day, without hope and without despair.”
“Write, damn you! What else are you good for?”
“If I don’t write to empty my mind I go mad.”
“I could claim any number of high-flown reasons for writing, just as you can explain certain dogs behavior... But maybe, it’s that they’re dog, and that’s what dogs do.”
“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant.”
“Always pull back—and see how silly we must look to God.”
"There are three rules to writing a novel and nobody knows what they are."
—Wm. Somerset Maugham
"Writing is finally a series of permissions you give yourself to be expressive in certain ways. To leap. To fly. To fail."
“We put on our stories before our clothes….”
“All good writing is swimming underwater and holding your breath."
—F. Scott Fitzgerald
"All I am is the trick of words writing themselves."
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Tuesday, May 18th at 7 pm at Legacy's Joseph-Beth Bookseller in Lyndhurst...Cleveland native Susan Streeter Carpenter will read from her new novel RIDERS ON THE STORM, set in Cleveland's radical 1960's era. It's a rousing and thoughtful novel that brings some sense to a turbulent time in our history....with echoes of today. Susan teaches writing at Bluffton University and will be a presenter at the Antioch Writer's Conference and Island Writers Retreat this summer. Join her...Mary Grimm will provide the introduction.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
"...the bar was so lowered that per year maybe hundreds or thousands of pieces of paper (if you paid your tuition, or were a good low-level instructor slave) are issued stating that somebody in his or her mid twenties is now a MASTER of the art of poetry. Then you get the insane self-consciousness of the internet going, and put it all together and you get a couple or few generations of the most abject mediocrity, not in thought—anyone can blabber intellectually—but in the art of the poem which is made of out solitary silent meditation, made out of everything that is the opposite of what you kids daily invest so much importance in. You poor dupes."
Friday, May 7, 2010
Making Scents by Diane Borsenik
Pigs and Spiders and Sparrows by Steve Brightman
spring migration by Christina Brooks
You by Miles Budimir
Strongsville Coffee by John Burroughs
A Woman by Elise Caunter
News by Shelly Chernin
Theological Garden by Morton Lee Cohen
Visit Home by Steve Goldberg
What I’m Doing Wrong by T. M. Göttl
what passes for love in cleveland by Mark Kuhar
Human Potential by Geoffrey A. Landis
Dead Presidents by Donna Middlebrook
Being Fat by Jim Miller
An Offering for Robert Graves by Jill Riga
Noteworthy Travelin’ by S. Renay Sanders
Waxing and Waning by Caitlin Smith
Old Western Matinee Motel #2 by Dan Smith
The Diner at the End of the World by J. E. Stanley
memories by Marsha Sweet
Imperial Avenue by Vladimir Swirynsky
Faded Blue by Steve Thomas
Gypsy and Snake by Mary A. Turzillo
The Train Riders by Batya Weinbaum
Monday, May 3, 2010
10-4:00, put on by the Ohioana Library at 1st Street, State Library,
Columbus....Ohio of course.
Drop by and join the celebration. I'll be there with my all Ohio novel.
Kate Zambreno is the author of O Fallen Angel, a grotesque homage to Mrs. Dalloway, published in April by Chiasmus Press, winner of their “Undoing the Novel” contest. She is an editor at Nightboat Books. A collection of essays inspired by her blog Frances Farmer Is My Sister (http://francesfarmerismysister.blogspot.com) will be published by Semiotext(e)’s Active Agents series in Fall 2011. Kate will read from her debut novella “O Fallen Angel” (Chiasmus Press), a triptych of modern-day America set in a banal Midwestern landscape, inspired by
Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion” as well as Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway. Kate hails from Chicago and lives in Akron, where she teaches gender studies.
Rachel Levitsky's innovative, smart, and beautifully designed new book Neighbor (Ugly Duckling Presse 2009) illuminates the odd relationship between urban neighbors through a dated log of poetic entries. She is the author of Under the Sun (2003) and the forthcoming The Story of My Accident is Ours (2010), both from Futurepoem Books. In 1999, Levitsky founded Belladonna Series (belladonnaseries.org) as a means to amplify the hushed existence of the feminist avant garde practice of writing. She teaches writing and literature at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
Michael Dumanis teaches literature and creative writing at Cleveland State University, where he serves as Director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center and edits the books in their poetry and novella series. His first collection of poems, My Soviet Union won the Juniper Prize for Poetry from the University of Massachusetts Press and appeared in Spring 2007. His poems have appeared in such journals as Conduit, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, New England Review, Post Road, Prairie Schooner, and Verse, and his writing has been recognized with a Fulbright Fellowship (to Bulgaria), a James Michener Fellowship in Fiction, and fellowships to Yaddo and the Wesleyan Writers' Conference.
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