Today I had someone call me a “failed artist”. Before you get all irate on my behalf, I’m not offended by this. I’d rather be what this person defines as a failed artist than a successful…I don’t know, pretty much anything else. This person’s definition of a failure is anyone who has the audacity to […]Read More Failed Artist?
by Dylan Thomas and read by Anthony Hopkins ‘Til next time, JessicaRead More Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
I recently posted that Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Kubla Khan is my favorite poem. Then I found this clip of Benedict Cumberbatch reading it. Although the cadence and pace are not the same as the way I typically read it, which is really similar to the way my college professors did, the change in pace shifted my […]Read More Kubla Khan Read by Benedict Cumberbatch
Keats read by Benedict Cumberbatch…poetry month. (Yep, that’s the only reason I found this…poetry month.) ‘Til next time, JessicaRead More Ode to A Nightengale
This is not my normal book review…for a couple of reasons. Discovering Joye is a book about discovering Joye Kanelakos’s poetry and melding it seamlessly with Jim Stovall’s own story. Both of these are powerful and moving on their own, but together it is just…wow. Truthfully, I’m pretty familiar with both the poetry and the […]Read More Discovering Joye…This May Be the Coolest Thing Ever
I bought Fragile Things several months ago and it sat in my to-read pile for a while. Then I pulled it out and started to slide slowly down into the short stories and poems in this collection. This is the book that I decided, with your help (Thank you SO much!), to have Mr. Gaiman […]Read More Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders