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'expression is the need of my soul'

This tickled me no end when I read it in bed last night.

Archy and Mehitabel live! And in them, so does their creator, Don Marquis, who started cranking out tales of their lives and times for his newspaper column back in 1916, two years before my father was born. 200 more words

Arts & Letters

Quality Filters

Wendy Cope said in a Q&A a few years ago that she now only writes a handful of poems a year. These days she can tell at the start of an idea whether it will make a really good poem or not. 391 more words

”A demagogue is a person with whom we disagree as to which gang should mismanage the country.”

“A demagogue is a person with whom we disagree as to which gang should mismanage the country.”

Don Marquis, writer, humorist

Writer

Me, Learning Ethics: Abortion

This was actually a difficult subject to read about, especially when the arguments in favor were longer. I remember consuming some Jägermeister in order to get through those paragraphs. 988 more words

Schoolwork

"When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?' "

“When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: ‘Whose?’ “

— Don Marquis, writer, journalist, humorist

Writer

ON THIS DAY: July 29, 2017

July 29 is

Army Chaplain Corps Anniversary *

Chicken Wing Day

Lasagna Day

Lipstick Day

Global Tiger Day

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MORE! Dag Hammarskjold, Clara Bow and Mikis Theodorakis, click 810 more words

History

Petals

A meditation on the very long apprenticeship that is writing. This poem, ‘Confetti,’ was first published in Poetrix Issue 39 in 2012.

Confetti

Publishing a book of poetry is like dropping a petal into the Grand Canyon  100 more words