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You ask me why I spend my life writing?
Do I find entertainment?
Is it worthwhile?
Above all, does it pay?
If not, then, is there a reason…?
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American history tour-part two: New York.

This post is part of a blog series, detailing various historic landmarks on American soil. Last week, we posted about Washington DC-click here to view. 341 more words

American History

7 Books to Make You Feel More Pretentious

Imagine this: You’re looking at your bookshelf. Maybe you’ve had a birthday. Maybe you’ve started a new job. Maybe you’re about to begin another year of school. 1,386 more words

Summer Farah

'Tears Idle Tears'

I’ve been in a Tennyson mood lately, influenced by Plath’s constant weight on my mind; inspiring this angry piece. This is the result of a branching attempt to engage with emotion in my writing, the accumulation of observed interactions, and watching… 513 more words


Poets who paint

Picture: ’43 King Street’, c. 1935, Elizabeth Bishop (1911–79). Alice Methfessel Collection

Here’s a good piece on why writers paint.  Contains good insights on Plath as well as Bishop.   40 more words


Reading New York

In really exciting news, on May 15th 2016 I will be boarding a plane to spend four nights in New York. This will be my third trip to New York and although it’s not my favourite city I’ve ever been to, probably not even top ten, it does have a certain magic about it. 357 more words