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Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition

With the new semester set to start in little more than a week, I have acquired desk copies from publishers for some of my courses. In the case of… 150 more words


Writing motivation: stealing off your favourite writers.

You may think that the title of this is saying to directly steal off of your heroes and although it is a very misleading title, that isn’t what I mean at all. 481 more words

Centre Pompidou - Celebrating the Beats

Harold Chapman, Self-Portrait in room of the Beat Hotel, Paris, late 1950s (courtesy of The OMC Gallery)

Check out what James Campbell has to say in The Guardian… 371 more words


Slow Death

The world doesn’t give a fuck about you.
You can’t change the world.
The world changes you.
Awakening to a flickering TV—
devastation, 221 more words

D.T. James

On The Road by Jack Kerouac

Written from a generation and stand-point I will likely not understand, On The Road is a puzzling classic.

2/5 stars.
Hardcover, 307 pages.
Read from June 13 to 16, 2016. 662 more words

Read 2016

Working on the Novel

I’ve been writing poetry for 3-12 hours a day for the last week and a half. Sometimes working on a novel. Sometimes just working. Not always for myself. 604 more words


3:30 am

You awaken from a brisk dream,
yawn, and then sit up into a quiet nothing.
The clock flashes the time of 3:30 am in a red, lucid flash that binds into the… 335 more words

D.T. James