The Practice of Art

The Practice of Art (image)

The National Book Award committee recognized what many readers have known for years. Ursula Le Guin rocks as a top notch writer. A national treasure and visionary, she writes with an original and forceful imagination. She cares about creative freedom and knows how culturally important it is. In her National Book Award Continue reading

Sacred Words, Revered Books

at Haeinsa Temple, S. Korea

How would you characterize your relationship to your writing? Stressful? Hopeful? Judgmental? When you sit down to write, do you greet the blank page with welcome or ambivalence? How about revering every word, every pause and edit, every hesitation Continue reading

What Poetry Changes

A favorite writing spot: VMFA

For the second year, I’ve agreed to organize Richmond’s 100 Thousand Poets for Change. As of this writing, venues in 700 cities and 110 countries, in such far away places as Cairo Egypt, Port Au Prince Haiti, and Ulanbaataar Mongolia, are participating Continue reading