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Every time I see something I might be interested in it seems to pop up on The Master's Artist! I had seen a Karr poem somewhere and it piqued my interest. Glynn, you got me reading Michael Dickman. Now I'm going to have to read some Mary Karr!
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2011 on The Poet as Priest at The Master's Artist
The New Yorker ran an article about Ferriss and his 4-Hour everything... I wasn't really impressed with his ideas. I always thought the sequel to Walden was Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek?
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2011 on Don't Quit Your Day Job at The Master's Artist
@Michelle Yes!!! Those are the pens. I didn't think my description was that great... I love the pens so much I've been kind of scared to use them much more, lest the ink is spent in them and I can't find a new set. That's so cool how we use them for the same purpose.
@ Jennifer: I wouldn't used the word "judged" as a synonym for shape. That's something T.S. Eliot gets at in his essay "Tradition and Individual Talent." What I mean by shaped is that a text always has several texts behind it: pushing it, embellishing it and giving its metaphors and imagery depth and additional meaning. So to take someone like Shakespeare, his work was immensely original, but it was also shaped by a lot of Italian drama from before his time. I wouldn't judge Shakespeare by his incorporation of Italian drama, but I would look to how the Bible, Italian drama and folk/fairy tales shaped Shakespeare's work. @ Glynn: I haven't heard of Ong. I'll have to look him up (that's three books in one week from you!).
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2011 on Connecting to the Story at The Master's Artist
Great post! I just checked both of his books out of the library.
The art piece is gorgeous. Bravo! I like the arc between my piece and Heather's and yours. I think you arrive squarely where so many of us have found ourselves.
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2011 on Discipline or Orchestration? at The Master's Artist
No I haven't. Is it a novel or non-fiction?
Not to go on a tangent too soon, but one of the exciting things about being online with other authors is that there is a renewed sense of the guild...you see that with all of the small zines and presses popping up. Art is great as an individual work, but it becomes so much more valuable when its light is shared with others, like the Hudson River School or the Harlem Renaissance.
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2011 on Pouring the Fiery Metal at The Master's Artist
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