Literary Creatures: Philly Fringe Festival 2018

Some performances were long. We raged past the show and burrowed furiously into the night. Other performances were lonely and quiet, intimate, with soft conversation and relaxed acceptance of letting the flow be. On the last night, our voices rose and fell in play with one another, harmonizing at their own accord to the perfect pitches, intervals, frequencies. Continue reading Literary Creatures: Philly Fringe Festival 2018

Day 30: Inspiration from Mary Ruefle (National Poetry Month)

We made it! Today is the last day of National Poetry Month and NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month). Day 30! Let’s celebrate with our last inspirational quote from Mary Ruefle. A great bit of perspective for poets: Today’s Quote “Although all poets aspire to be birds, no bird aspires to be a poet.” Mary Ruefle Books by Mary Ruefle   View this post on Instagram … Continue reading Day 30: Inspiration from Mary Ruefle (National Poetry Month)

Day 27: Inspiration from Gil Scott-Heron (National Poetry Month)

We made it to Day 27 of National Poetry Month and NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month). Here’s inspiration from the revolutionary Gil Scott-Heron: Today’s Quote “A good poet feels what his community feels.” Gil Scott-Heron “Where Did The Night Go” by Gil-Scott Heron You’ll know his name from the well-known “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” I’m in love with the more recent “Where Did … Continue reading Day 27: Inspiration from Gil Scott-Heron (National Poetry Month)

Day 26: Inspiration from Leonard Cohen (National Poetry Month)

Continuing the last week of National Poetry Month! Inspiration for Day 26 comes from Leonard Cohen: Today’s Quote “Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.” Leonard Cohen Books by Leonard Cohen   View this post on Instagram typewriterpoetry.com 💙 Day 26, Poem 26: "Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is … Continue reading Day 26: Inspiration from Leonard Cohen (National Poetry Month)

Day 25: Inspiration from Amiri Baraka (National Poetry Month)

We made it to the last Monday of National Poetry Month! Day 25’s inspiration comes from the irrevocable Amiri Baraka: Today’s Quote “Poems are bullshit unless they are teeth or trees or lemons piled on a step.” Amiri Baraka This quote comes from his work, “Black Art.” You can listen to the performance below: “Black Art” Performance by Amiri Baraka Books by Amiri Baraka Poem … Continue reading Day 25: Inspiration from Amiri Baraka (National Poetry Month)

Day 24: Featured Typewriter Poetry (National Poetry Month)

Here’s Day Twenty-Four of National Poetry Month! Need inspiration? Read through the fresh batch of typewriter poetry below, or visit the Daily Inspiration post to read a quote from Kurt Vonnegut and a variety of other writers speaking candidly about writing poetry. Inspirational Writing Quote Today’s inspiration comes from Kurt Vonnegut: View this post on Instagram typewriterpoetry.com 💚 Day 24, Poem 24: "To practice any … Continue reading Day 24: Featured Typewriter Poetry (National Poetry Month)

Day 24: Inspiration from Kurt Vonnegut (National Poetry Month)

Happy Sunday! Today is Day 24 of National Poetry Month. If you’re participating in NaPoWriMo this year, congratulations! You’re nearly to the end. Here’s some inspiration from the cleverly compassionate Kurt Vonnegut to keep your spirits strong. Today’s Quote “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow.” Kurt Vonnegut View this post on Instagram typewriterpoetry.com … Continue reading Day 24: Inspiration from Kurt Vonnegut (National Poetry Month)

Day 23: Inspiration from T.S. Eliot (National Poetry Month)

One more week of National Poetry Writing Month. What have you written? What did you read? Today’s inspiration comes from the fantastic T.S. Eliot. T.S. Eliot Today’s Quote “Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.” T.S. Eliot Poem A Day the Typewriter Poetry edition All of April, we’re sharing Typewriter Poetry made by poets around the world for National Poetry Month. If you’d like … Continue reading Day 23: Inspiration from T.S. Eliot (National Poetry Month)

Day 19: Inspiration from Audre Lorde (National Poetry Month)

Today’s inspiration comes from the revolutionary gem, Audre Lorde. Audre Lorde Today’s Quote “When you reach out and touch other human beings, it doesn’t matter whether you call it therapy or teaching or poetry.” Audre Lorde Poem A Day the Typewriter Poetry edition All of April, we’re sharing Typewriter Poetry made by poets around the world for National Poetry Month. If you’d like to be … Continue reading Day 19: Inspiration from Audre Lorde (National Poetry Month)