…An eternal poem etched on the roads of a town, a novelist who took a 1,100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail and lived to tell the tale, an NPR word nerdy piece that references my favorite book as a child…
In protest of digital book “burning”.
It started with a wonderful creation, left anonymously on a table in a library…
If it’s been a while since you’ve checked out our parent site LiveWriters, here’s a great sample of what’s over there – (Livewriters curates a wonderful sampling of booknerdy, and free, videos every day.) And now for something completely different. Haiku Traffic Signs Bring Poetry To NYC Streets by NPR STAFF If you’re walking or biking [...]
“Our imagination flies; we are its shadow on the earth.” – Vladimir Nabokov My dear friend over at the O! Lightening blog did a delightful post on some music she loves (specifically Gillian Welch’s impossibly gorgeous new album) and she introduced that post with a poem of equal beauty by Czesław Miłosz (found also here on Whiskey River - [...]
Tomas TranstrÃ¶mer has won the Noble Prize in Literature. Here‘s a bit about it from the LA Times: Nobel Prize winner Tomas Transtromer, in translation Poet Tomas TranstrÃ¶mer is well known in Sweden, but here in the U.S. he hasn’t become the household name of, say, your average Kardashian. Winning the Nobel Prize in literature [...]
First, a comic about writing and drawing for a living… Small Potatoes by Paul Madonna (Click here to read The Rumpus interview with Paul Madonna. Read more Small Potatoes at angrylittlepotatoes.com) Now, a poem – Rita Mae Reeseâ€™s first book, The Alphabet Conspiracy, includes a short poem called â€œWaiting for Lightningâ€: Who I am begins [...]
When I was in 4th grade our public school had a poetry program. We were inspired to write and share poems, and at the end of the year our poetry was published in a slim moss-green volume. We could not wait to show our parents our own copy of a new book with our very [...]
The painful practice of dissecting the future.
I write here often about the digital dark age in which we are carelessly placing our future.Â I am concerned more than ever now that we are moving in such quick droves to digital book formats – our paper records shall become rarities. Frail as they are, at least paper and other organic media have [...]