“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” -Madeleine L’Engle “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend […]

“One writes such a story [The Lord of the Rings] not out of the leaves of trees still to be observed, nor by means of botany and soil-science; but it grows like a seed in the dark out of the leaf-mold of the mind: out of all that has been seen or thought or read, […]

Spoken Word Poetry

“If I was a cow (moo) If I was a cow being led to the slaughterhouse (moo?) I would try to kiss you one last time Before my lips were mulched into wieners.” -Shane Koyczan This guy’s weird. He’s got a neck beard. I first heard his poetry–spoken word poetry at all, actually–during the opening […]

“Reading and weeping opens the door to one’s heart, but writing and weeping opens the window to one’s soul.”- M. K. Simmons “Editors also know that the people who are really readers want to read. They hunger to read. They will forgive a vast number of clumsinesses and scamped work of every sort if the […]