December 28, 2013
kenyatta:

poetsandwriters:

From “(Mis)Adventures in Poetry” by D.A. Powell in The Writer’s Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House. Tin House Books: 2009.
 


Applicable to a lot of things.

Good advice not just for poets.

kenyatta:

poetsandwriters:

From “(Mis)Adventures in Poetry” by D.A. Powell in The Writer’s Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House. Tin House Books: 2009.

 

Applicable to a lot of things.

Good advice not just for poets.

December 18, 2013

slavin:

Supporting Write A House (indiegogo)

Write A House is Detroit-based literary organization that uses the wide range of available home stock in Detroit to build up support for the literary arts in the city.

Detroit visual arts & Detroit musical arts have gotten a ton of attention over the years, but we believe this is a city that could really use some more writers.

And we believe writers should have nice homes. Write A House invests money in vocational training to renovate vacant homes and then awards the homes to emerging writers. It’s like a writer’s in residence program, but the writers get to keep the homes, forever. It’s pretty much that simple.

(Source: youtube.com)

December 16, 2013
Two of my favorite things. Offal and my dad’s old cookbooks.

Two of my favorite things. Offal and my dad’s old cookbooks.

December 13, 2013

nevver:

School’s out

Why did I never think of this?

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Filed under: art school 
December 13, 2013
theparisreview:

“To be satisfied with one’s work was to misunderstand the very nature of creativity.” 
In our ongoing collaboration with 92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center, James Atlas on interviewing Iris Murdoch.

theparisreview:

“To be satisfied with one’s work was to misunderstand the very nature of creativity.” 

In our ongoing collaboration with 92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center, James Atlas on interviewing Iris Murdoch.

December 11, 2013
"An interesting example of altruism is found in the cellular slime moulds, such as Dictyostelium mucoroides. These protists live as individual amoebae until starved, at which point they aggregate and form a multicellular fruiting body in which some cells sacrifice themselves to promote the survival of other cells in the fruiting body."

So basically slime mould is more cooperative than congress.

"An interesting example of altruism is found in the cellular slime moulds, such as Dictyostelium mucoroides. These protists live as individual amoebae until starved, at which point they aggregate and form a multicellular fruiting body in which some cells sacrifice themselves to promote the survival of other cells in the fruiting body."

So basically slime mould is more cooperative than congress.

December 9, 2013
Ancient Martian Lake May Have Supported Life
The shadow of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity, looking toward the base of Mount Sharp, which rises more than three miles above the 96-mile-wide Gale Crater floor.
Let me tell you what I think. I think there’s been a steady stream of these articles over the past year, and they’ll be a steady stream for a few more years, so, one day, when they decide to show us the ruins of the ancient civilization on Mars – all the homes and buildings and cities – we won’t flinch. We won’t skip a beat. We won’t freak out and we’ll still go shopping and shrug and say, “Yeah, I figured as much.”
At least, if I was charge of things, is how I would do it… or at least how I’d start the screenplay of the movie about it.

Ancient Martian Lake May Have Supported Life

The shadow of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity, looking toward the base of Mount Sharp, which rises more than three miles above the 96-mile-wide Gale Crater floor.

Let me tell you what I think. I think there’s been a steady stream of these articles over the past year, and they’ll be a steady stream for a few more years, so, one day, when they decide to show us the ruins of the ancient civilization on Mars – all the homes and buildings and cities – we won’t flinch. We won’t skip a beat. We won’t freak out and we’ll still go shopping and shrug and say, “Yeah, I figured as much.”

At least, if I was charge of things, is how I would do it… or at least how I’d start the screenplay of the movie about it.

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Filed under: sci-fi space mars 
December 8, 2013
nevver:

Come back

nevver:

Come back

December 7, 2013
explore-blog:

Absolutely fantastic: My First Kafka – if Edward Gorey and Maurice Sendak had illustrated Kafka for kids.

explore-blog:

Absolutely fantastic: My First Kafka – if Edward Gorey and Maurice Sendak had illustrated Kafka for kids.

(Source: , via explore-blog)

December 7, 2013
"When I started getting real work done, I realized how much easier it is to write than not to write."

Fran Lebowitz (via theparisreview)