Day 18: Inspiration From Jean Cocteau (National Poetry Month)

Today’s quote is brought to you by the wonderfully eccentric Jean Cocteau. Jean Cocteau Today’s Quote “Poetry is indispensable–if only I knew what for.” Jean Cocteau 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 featured, submit your typewritten poem-a-day by tagging #typewriterpoetry & @typewriterpoetry … Continue reading Day 18: Inspiration From Jean Cocteau (National Poetry Month)

Day 15: Inspiration from W. Somerset Maugham (National Poetry Month)

Today’s quote is brought to you by a fantastic and dedicated writer, W. Somerset Maugham. W. Somerset Maugham Today’s Quote “The crown of literature is poetry.” W. Somerset Maugham 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 featured, submit your typewritten poem-a-day by tagging … Continue reading Day 15: Inspiration from W. Somerset Maugham (National Poetry Month)

Day 14: Inspiration from Yukio Mishima (National Poetry Month)

Today’s quote is brought to you by one of my artistic and literary heroes, the incredible Yukio Mishima. Yukio Mishima Here’s an excerpt from his film, Patriotism (The Criterion Collection) (or, the Rite of Love and Death). It’s his only film, but it’s a wonderful painting worthy in its own right as cinematic and expressive. This scene is not for the faint of heart; it … Continue reading Day 14: Inspiration from Yukio Mishima (National Poetry Month)

Day 12: Inspiration from Mary Ruefle

Late night Tuesday inspiration from Mary Ruefle. She’s the author of one of my favorite books, Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures. Today’s Quote “Words have a love for each other, a desire that culminates in poetry.” Mary Ruefle 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 … Continue reading Day 12: Inspiration from Mary Ruefle

Day 10: Inspiration from Gary Snyder (National Poetry Month)

Today’s the last day of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books! If you’re there, keep an eye out; I’ll be wandering around with Epiphonia in my pocket: 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 featured, submit your typewritten poem-a-day by tagging #typewriterpoetry … Continue reading Day 10: Inspiration from Gary Snyder (National Poetry Month)

Day 9: Inspiration from Jessica Hagedorn (National Poetry Month)

Excited for this weekend’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books! Will you be there? Come find me; I’ll have copies of the tiny poetry book Epiphonia for sale. 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 featured, submit your typewritten poem-a-day by tagging #typewriterpoetry … Continue reading Day 9: Inspiration from Jessica Hagedorn (National Poetry Month)

Day 8: Inspiration from Naomi Shihab Nye (National Poetry Month)

Poem A Day the Typewriter Poetry edition Yesterday, I listened to the music of typewriter keys punching their way through a poem. It’s nice to be on the passive end, once in a while. Being able to just listen to each keystroke blend together in the flurry of inspiration is one of the most satisfying feelings. So often, when we’re the ones writing, we get … Continue reading Day 8: Inspiration from Naomi Shihab Nye (National Poetry Month)