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Archive for November, 2011
by Dan Tricarico • 10 comments
Danny's secret poetry list.
“I don’t know why I spend my time/writing songs I can’t believe/with words that tear and strain to rhyme.” --Paul Simon, “Kathy’s Song” I’m going to tell you a secret. I’m going to share a piece...
by Laura Preble • 5 comments
Nothing is sure except death and taxes, and a lot of people manage to skip out on taxes. Writing offers us a way to live forever.
What if you could live forever? It only happens in fiction. We all know that death is the only thing we can truly count on in this life. Some people say taxes, but if you look at the daily news, y...
by Nina Munteanu • 8 comments
Artists are the mythmakers — the shamans — of today... Like Dante, we journey to the depths of our world, become its deepest truths to emerge later and share.
“If a being from another world were to ask you, ‘How can I learn what it’s like to be human?’ a good answer would be, ‘Study mythology.’ ”—Joseph Campbell For Joseph Campbell, perhaps our era’s mos...
by Dan Tricarico • 16 comments
How to write funny.
Anyone who has dissected a frog in science class knows that no matter how much you learn, the frog is gonna die. It’s the same thing with comedy. We all know that if you have to explain a joke, it’s...
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