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Poetry and the Mouth: from the blog of the poet, Annie Finch Hart Crane by candlelight, Longfellow on a cake, and the scoop on the amazing Patricia Smith Sitting on the back porch on a very foggy Maine summer night, reading Hart Crane by flickering candlelight to Kazim Ali and his partner, I share with […]

Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this; when I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded by it. Then the effort I have made is what people call the fruit of genius. It is […]



And most people have junk in their lives but I try to give about three hours to the project at hand and to move it along. There’s a danger if you don’t move it along steadily that you’re going to forget what it’s about, so you must keep in touch with it I figure. John […]

American business at this point is really about developing an idea, making it profitable, selling it while it’s profitable and then getting out or diversifying. It’s just about sucking everything up. My idea was: Enjoy baking, sell your bread, people like it, sell more. Keep the bakery going because you’re making good food and people […]

I became a HUGE T.S. Eliot fan in college because of this quote: “Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal.” This post from 37Signals weblog Signal vs. Noise was better than anything I could have imagined writing today, so I’m just going to go with it. I hope it inspires you on a flat dreary Monday. […]