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Rhythm before words?

I woke up this morning with the whacky idea of starting a piece of writing, not with the content, but with the rhythm. As I think about it (applying mind not dream), it’s not so whacky really: some of my … Continue reading

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Art is …passion

Jake Shimabukuro plays the tiny ukulele. He reminds us that it only has four strings. But look at how this instrument becomes an extension of his own life force. For writers, our instrument is the words; but it’s the passion … Continue reading

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Marie Howe

This is amazing. It’s worth hearing more than once. Marie Howe is a powerful, engaging, thoughtful, funny poet, a teacher at Sarah Lawrence, and New York’s 2012- poet laureate. Threads that I think are particularly great, start at these markers … Continue reading

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Art is … creativity…

On Being, a radio show from American Public Media, featured an interview by Krista Tippett of Rex Jung on creativity. Listen here. Fascinating. Jung distinguishes intelligence, the ability to acquire facts, from creativity, the ability to connect information in novel … Continue reading

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Art is…

I admitted to my students last Wednesday night that after 20 years of writing I had begun taking Writers Studio classes in hopes of “bumping up my writing” into something closer to art. Which raises the questions, What is Art? … Continue reading

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