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   TypewriterPoetry.com 💛 Day 30, Poem … 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   typewriterpoetry.com 💙 Day 26, Poem 26: "Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just … 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 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)

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)