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"Writing and rewriting are a constant search for what it is one is saying."

“Writing and rewriting are a constant search for what it is one is saying.”

John Updike, writer


American Stories #5: Couples

Note: As we enter what Joe Scarborough justifiably expects to be “the most consequential political year of our lives,” I’m looking back at ten works of art—books, film, television, and music—that deserve to be reexamined in light of where America stands today. 756 more words


The Beautiful Purgatory of the Airport: Between the Ground and the Sky

“Time to move on, time to get going. What lies ahead, I have no way of knowing. But under my feet, baby, grass is growing.” 495 more words

Social Contrary

Wise Words: John Updike: artist

The artist brings something into the world that didn’t exist before, and he does it without destroying something else.


Q&A: Meet Wes Michael

So I was sitting up one night, thinking of ways to grow my blog when somehow it hit me: Do some Q&A!

I thought it was such a stupid idea that I thought it would work. 200 more words

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John Updike

John Updike (1932-2009) was an American novelist, poet, literary critic, art critic and short story writer. He was one of only three writers to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once. 722 more words


Recap of One Page Poetry Circle Poetry and Windows

The One Page Poetry Circle met on December 12 to discuss Poetry and Windows.

Abigail opened the circle with William Allingham’s poem about a pool glimpsed from his window when he was a boy, “Many fine things had I glimpse of,/And said, ‘I shall find them one day.’” 529 more words