I try not to respond to a book until I’ve given myself time to think about it. In some ways, I guess it’s a little weird; “first feeling is best” or whatever, and also, you usually know whether you like a book or not immediately after reading it. That said, it’s been almost a year since reading Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, and I still haven’t formally responded to it anywhere except on Twitter or in-person rants. Continue reading “Thinking Again About the Song of Achilles”
My new article is live over at The Odyssey. I’m still really heated about Steinem and Albright’s comments about young female voters, and you should be, too. If you like the article, you should share it on Facebook and Twitter.
So I have a Patreon, and I haven’t used it very much, but it is something I’m going to be uploading creative works to. This is to say that I’ve recently posted a short collection of poems as a .pdf. Eventually, I’d like to send out physical copies of those poems, but as of right now, you only need to pledge $1 for access to the .pdf.
You won’t be able to see the post if you haven’t pledged, but here’s a link anyway.
It’s been a while since I started work on that collection; almost two years ago, I decided I wanted to make a chapbook of poems based on Greek myths. I finally finished it. The original documents were created on a Hermes 2000 typewriter on Staples multipurpose paper, with the exception of the title page, which was typed on translucent onion skin paper. The book was bound with yellow thread. After I realized that it would save time and energy (and increase availability) to scan the pages and create a .pdf document, I did that, and made minor edits to the page count by adding a table of contents and a copyright page in InDesign. The “final” product isn’t pretty, but it does have 9 poems.
I don’t think Thoreau went to the woods because he wanted to “live deliberately.” Continue reading “Thinking About Walden”
Or, a Sonnet is the Language Arts Equivalent to the Quadratic Formula
“They always tell us that poetry is something that you feel until it comes to test time, and then there’s only one answer.”
My most recent article has been live at The Odyssey for about half a week now; most of it’s poking fun at the fact that a lot of writers I know never know what to write about. If you like it, share it on Facebook and Twitter and tell your pals to share it too.
No matter how many lists we look at for inspiration, however, we’re probably best served when we finally stop procrastinating.
It occurred to me today that I don’t write enough anymore.