Five Quirks of Highly Effective Writers

Five Quirky Daily Habits of Famous Writers Number four might just make you rich! Vladimir Mayakovsky— The co-founder of Russian futurism and creator of long-running animated TV show, The Simpsons—Mayakovsky had many habits that we today might view as a bit weird. Most notably was his morning routine. After rising at six AM sharp and … Continue reading Five Quirks of Highly Effective Writers

Library of Ba-Ba-Babel

That guy right there is Jorge Luis Borges—Argentinian, short storyist, poet, part-time philosopher, and speaker of phrases such as, “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” This is a phrase I’m sure most of us would agree with. For me, paradise would be a library with lots of natural light, floor cushions, … Continue reading Library of Ba-Ba-Babel

Sestinas and Set Theory, Oh My!

The philosopher Martin Heidegger describes poetry in his book, Poetry, Language, and Thought, as “the saying of the unconcealedness of what is” and the “intimate unity of being with language and word.” The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy discusses set theory as such: “[t]he axioms of set theory imply the existence of a set-theoretic universe so … Continue reading Sestinas and Set Theory, Oh My!

Five Writers You’d Want to Spend NYE With

Everybody knows that writers (poets, in particular) are the life and soul of any party. So, in honour of the year’s biggest party, I’ve compiled a list of the writers you would most want to spend the 31st of December drinking yourself blind and hoofing up rails with. Enjoy responsibly. 5. W.H. Auden W.H. Auden … Continue reading Five Writers You’d Want to Spend NYE With