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  • Rock N Roll Reads 4
    on Oct 14, 2014
    P J Harvey: Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger, Harold Pinter's poetry, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce. T.S. Eliot, Ted HughesIsaac Brock (Modest Mouse): Virginia Woolf, Charles Bukowski, F. Scott FitzgeraldBat for Lashes: Women Who Run With The Wolves, Lit...
  • God's World
    on Oct 11, 2014
    O WORLD, I cannot hold thee close enough!    Thy winds, thy wide grey skies!  Thy mists, that roll and rise!Thy woods, this autumn day, that ache and sagAnd all but cry with colour!  That gaunt crag ...
  • The Moon Rises
    on Sep 17, 2014
    When the moon comes upthe bells are lostand there appearimpenetrable paths.When the moon comes upthe sea blankets the earthand the heart feelslike an island in infinity.No one eats orangesunder the full moon.One must eatcold green fruit.When the moon...
  • Inside The Artist
    on Jul 31, 2014
    "There are two men inside the artist,the poet and the craftsman.One is born a poet.One becomes a craftsman."-  Émile Zola...
  • Rock N Roll Reads 3
    on Jun 29, 2014
    Here's the latest on what writers these singer/songwriters love to read:Ray LaMontagne: Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie DillardBilly Joel: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twa...
  • To Read Is To Dream
    on Jun 13, 2014
    "To read is to dream, guided by somebody else's hand."- Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet...
  • When I Read
    on May 30, 2014
    “When I read a book, I put in all the imagination I can, so that it is almost like writing the book as well as reading it - or rather, it is like living it. It makes reading so much more exciting, but I don't suppose many people try to do it.”&nb...
  • My Encounter With Maya Angelou
    on May 28, 2014
    While in graduate school, I went to New York City to study. One night, I was walking along the sidewalk and noticed a black limousine waiting for someone to come out. As I neared, a small group of people, dressed to the nines, came out of a brownston...
  • To Solitude
    on May 24, 2014
    O solitude! if I must with thee dwell,Let it not be among the jumbled heapOf murky buildings; climb with me the steep,—Nature's observatory—whence the dell,Its flowery slopes, its river's crystal swell,May seem a span; let me thy vigils keep'Mong...
  • Comedy Reads
    on May 20, 2014
    What are the favorite books of some of the funniest people in comedy?Amy Poehler: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott, Away by Amy Bloom, A Prayer For Owen Meany by John IrvingLouis CK: The Great Gatsby...
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