They think of me as a scholar, an intellectual, a pen-pusher. And I am none of them. When I write, my fingers get covered not in ink but in blood. I think I am nothing more than this: an undaunted soul. [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese
on Nov 24, 2010 -
was a Portuguese poet and mastermind. He created and maintained several heteronyms who each had their own distinct writings, went on to lead interesting lives, and even interacted with each other. All in the public eye.
The truth about their existence was only discovered after the death of Pessoa and the subsequent discovery of a trunk
containing writings from all of them.
posted by ODiV
on Sep 12, 2003 -
But...But Wallace Stevens Sounds So...English!
Here's an extraordinary wealth of poets' voices from The Factory School Digital Audio Archive
. Natural curiosity, of course, kicks in with the prosaic question of what your favourite poets sound like
. Some are unexpectedly pompous; others are a bit Beverly Hillbillies; a few are steeped in real gravitas
. But why does reading a particular poet, in years and years of silence, make one suppose he or she hasn't a living voice like the rest of us? Wallace Stevens
and Anne Sexton
, for instance, surprised me immensely... [Via wood's lot; requiring Real; a few links broken.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Nov 16, 2002 -
is an enchanting little website that I rediscovered after rediscovering a list of my circa-1995 bookmarks. (And it looks today almost exactly like it did then -- you can even see a bit of Siegel influence) KidPub is a place for children to post their stories, poems, etc. Most of the authors seem to be in the 9- to 12-year-old age range, and the stories have titles like "The Mystery of the Circus Clown
" and "Crazy School
". A cute site to remind you of the importance of reading and writing for children.
posted by oissubke
on Nov 11, 2002 -