I wrote my name in your book.
kudzujulep: Only god knows why, and I bet you that he cracked a smile. Well, I’m cleaning out my room, trying desperately to figure out what it is that makes me blue. I wrote an epic letter to you, and it’s 22 pages front and back but it’s too good to be used. I tried to be a girl who likes to be used. I’m too good for that, there’s a mind under this hat, and I called them all and told them...
The Master’s as the New Bachelor’s →
William Klein’s story may sound familiar to his fellow graduates. After earning his bachelor’s in history from the College at Brockport, he found himself living in his parents’ Buffalo home, working the same $7.25-an-hour waiter job he had in high school. It wasn’t that there weren’t other jobs out there. It’s that they all seemed to want more education. Even tutoring at a for-profit learning...
Sonnet XII By Pablo Neruda
butwhatever: Full woman, fleshly apple, hot moon, thick smell of seaweed, crushed mud and light, what obscure brilliance opens between your columns? What ancient night does a man touch with his senses? Loving is a journey with water and with stars, with smothered air and abrupt storms of flour: loving is a clash of lightning-bolts and two bodies defeated by a single drop of honey. Kiss by kiss I...
The creative adult is the child who survived.– U. LeGuin (via niemozliwe)
Why Writers Belong Behind Bars →
fictionz: ‘Literary distraction seems a very modern problem. These days, distracted writers tend to blame the Internet, whose constant temptations shred our attention spans, fragment every minute and reduce us to a permanent state of anxiety, checking e-mail every 30 seconds — “like masturbating monkeys,” a writer friend once put it, a phrase of which Sade himself might have approved. But...
Amateurs, we gathered mushrooms near shaggy eucalyptus groves which smelled of...– “Fall” by Robert Hass, from his book Field Guide, pub. 1973.
Game of Thrones Name Generator
me: that's a cool thing! i'm Alannys Grandison
me: who are you?
Krystal: Daeryssa Waters
me: ooh, you're a bastard!
Krystal: I am changing your name in my phone
Krystal: I am one of those bare chested harlots!
me: you're from riverrun
me: hence "waters"
Krystal: I need to read those books
me: you do!
me: i think i'm going to put them on hold for awhile
me: they're really long and not that challenging and i feel like i'm missing books that actually make me think
me: i mean, i love them, but i miss my good realistic fiction
Krystal: I am there with you
Krystal: I feel like I need to read Judith Butler or something to make my mind read
Krystal: I am stupid now
me: CASE IN POINT
me: good times
Favorite Books of the Secretly Jerky →
Amusing Hairpin article about how to judge men based on their favorite books. And despite my username, I’m actually starting to agree with this take on Kerouac. (Sorry, 17-year-old me! Just wait until you discover Jonathan Franzen!) GOD I love the Hairpin. Are you a classy lady? Then you had better be reading the Hairpin.
After having a great email correspondence with my former poetry professor Bruce Bennett (I’m totally name-dropping here) about process and inspiration, I decided earlier this week to set aside some time each day for writing. My new regimen is 1,000 words a day, no exceptions. Here is what I’ve discovered so far after beginning my self-assigned program yesterday: I’m extremely...
The New Green, Michael Dickman
kathleenjoy: To wake up every morning in the pines in your bedroom and have to shake off the green nightlights is a blessing I want to burn down the forest that’s been growing all night in my brain I left a note in my brain in red Sharpie it says Don’t forget the matches Embers go flying up to the top branches The house gets brighter and brighter Then I call down the...
New Orleans named 'America's Best City for...
theartofmindfulness: defendneworleans: New Orleans topped Travel+Leisure magazine’s list of “America’s Best City for Singles” for the second year in a row. The list, from their July issue, says the Crescent City came in first in the sub-categories of “cocktails,” “fascinating people” and “neighborhood cafes” Source: TP For all my single girlfriend who are there : : Yeah yeah!
At one time I thought the most important thing was talent. I think now that the...– William Faulkner (via writingadvice)
Sophie playing on the Mississippi.
I'm Moving to the Irish Channel!
I’m moving to the Irish Channel!
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to...– Scott Adams (via writingadvice)
If the noun is good and the verb is strong, you almost never need an adjective.– J. Anthony Lukas (via writingadvice) One of the most important lessons of my undergrad education. Also—is this a lyrical line or what? It should be set to music or something. Schoolhouse Rock for bad poets.
How to Talk to Little Girls →
awellfittedname: A really neat article about how to talk to young girls and not bring up clothes, hair, beauty; how to talk to little girls about matters of the mind. This is fantastic.