Jani Lee

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The Beat Take on Haiku: Ginsberg's American Sentences

Very Few Words Add Up to Significant Impact<p>Allen Ginsberg was born in 1926 in Newark, New Jersey, and went to Columbia University in New York in the …

Taoist Poetry

Simplicity, Paradox, Inspiration<p>In spite of the fact that the first verse of Laozi’s Daode Jing states that <i>"the name that can be spoken is not the</i> …

Poetry Daily

Still Life as Oxymoron<p>There is no such thing in nature<br>where even the seemingly unmovable<br>rocks are performing<br>a slow erasure<br>into soil, and the bark<br>of …

Poetry Daily

Where the Cancer Center’s New Wing Will Be<p>They walk into the world again—traffic, wind, siren, drilling—not<br>having to talk for a while after hours of …

On Longing, Listening, and Levity: Lauren Levin Interviews Alli Warren

<i>This is the second half of a two-part conversation between Alli Warren and Lauren Levin. The first part can be found here</i><i>.</i><p>¤<p><i>I FIRST MET Alli Warren</i> …

The Books That Made Your Favorite Writers Want to Write

It’s a question that’s asked by interviewers all the time: how did you become a writer? It’s kind of a lob, and for many authors, the answer is …

Literature

Vote of Confidence: The Life-Changing Support of an NEA Fellowship

Benjamin Percy | francine j. harris | Kathryn Nuernberger | Monica Sokauthor_photo_ben_percy_by_arnab_chakladar2.jpg “If I could have any superpower, …

Creative Writing

10 books everyone is reading right now

But that conversation will be a lot more interesting if you're reading the same thing.<p>We went through the top 50 Amazon bestsellers and grabbed 10 of the most popular, critically acclaimed books on the site across a variety of genres. We skipped children's books and super-niche reads.<p>Amazon's list …

Books

Celebrate Poetry Month: 28 Breathtaking Poetry Books to Read Now

When Itzhak Rabin, Yasser Arafat, and Shimon Peres were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1994, as part of his acceptance lecture, Rabin read from Amichai’s poem, “God Takes Pity on Kindergarten Children.” In addition to the effects of war on children, Amichai’s poetry also explored …

Literature

Self-Deprecating Poets Unite! 16 Unfairly Critical Author Quotes

As we careen into National Poetry Month, prepare to be bombarded with inspirational messages about the glory and significance of forging your wildest creative inspiration into words — with none of the disclaimers about the perils associated with being a wordsmith, or the unforgivable liabilities …

Literature

It’s crazy out here! 25 books to save your life, right now

The Undefeated staff on books to comfort, inspire — and light a fire in your soul<p>The call was for “favorite” books, yes, but more specifically for …

Books

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

“Useful Writing Exercise For Helping Students Develop Self-Esteem” | Search Results

<b>If I get behind updating this page, you can always see the months that are missing by going to the category</b> <b>“Best Posts Of The Month”</b><p>I regularly …

Time Management

When Did You Realize You 'Weren't' An Artist?

It's a question I'm asked all the time: At what point did you realize you wanted to be a writer? Was it after reading that great book in school? Did Mom or Dad push you into it? Or was it just something you fell into, because having a normal career didn't sound interesting and you realized you had …

The talking dead: How personality drives smartphone addiction

Temperamental people are more likely to be addicted to their smartphones than their more stable counterparts<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation.</i><p>How many times a day do you check your smartphone?<p>According to a recent survey, the typical American checks once every six-and-a-half …