This piece by Amanda Mull is important. Two excerpts: Now, in apparently quitting his psychiatric medication for the sake of his creativity, West is promoting one of mental health’s most persistent and dangerous myths: that suffering is necessary for great art. Esmé Weijun Wang, a novelist who has written about living with schizoaffective disorder, has … Continue reading Listen, Everyone. Please Take Your Medication.
I found this poem by accident one spring a few years ago. You should read it. Here.
This links to the sections focusing on 500-1000 A.D, but I bet you can't stop there.
Came across "Last Picnic" by Charles Simic at the Harvard Review Online this past spring. It's lovely.
Circa 1980: We may disagree about John Stewart, but thanks, Aquaman Shrine, for the share!
Yesterday, I got two or three rejection emails for short stories I'm trying to place. On Facebook, I asked my writer friends if there was any chance those mags were having some April Fool's Day fun with us. Truth be told, I don't take rejections seriously or personally. The stories have been through the processes … Continue reading Acceptance and Rejection on April Fool’s Day/Palm Sunday