In the same way I wonder about how people could possibly burn books or ban them (and it doesn’t matter how progressive you think the modern era is—there are always people), how is it that we can take artists and writers to task for what they write or for the thought crimes they allegedly commit?
I took yesterday off from blogging because it’s okay to take a break from writing every once in a while (I’m really just trying to write everyday–the struggle is real), but I thought it would be cool to share this video of Allen Ginsberg reading “Howl” in advance of tomorrow’s post (you’ll understand more after I post it).
The weekend is upon us and I feel like walking along the shore and dipping my toes into the lake while trying to appear writerly. In reality, I’ll probably end up cooking hot dogs for my family and watching a terrible 80s-horror movie (but it’s okay to have romantic visions of ourselves).
For today’s post, I have assembled some blog-writing tips and ideas that I think will help you out in your blog-writing journey, so, enjoy!
A poem by Thomas Hardy about chance and “hap” penstance.
Oscar Wilde’s “My Voice.” A poem about relationships ending and how the memories of love are not always reciprocated.
I have been a longtime fan of famous last quotes and stories about interesting deaths, because, well, morbid curiosity, I suppose. As it turns out, and as it relates to this blog, writers have suffered some pretty strange deaths, too. So, today, let’s take a closer look at a few!
A poem about escapism, beauty, nostalgia, and reality by W. B. Yeats.
George Bernard Shaw is definitely a fascinating character and produced some fine work, so let’s take a brief look at the man’s life and career!
A summer poem by Tony Hoagland.