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Champagne

[AUDIO] A favorite piece to perform, my wee sultry diamond, “Champagne,” will be published in the forthcoming issue of wordlegs, the Irish literary journal. Very happy.

KnockanStockan | Blessington Lakes, Co. Wicklow | 25th – 26th July 2014

[GIG] Pleased to announce I’ll be performing spoken word at KnockanStockan music festival this weekend. Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on the Wishbone Stage; Blessington, Ireland. Ah, festival season!

Syllable samples, future dates: clararosethornton.com/spoken-word

Irish night shoot teasers. (Photos © Aidan Murphy)

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“My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don’t really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of ‘experiences.’”
What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: Summer is a wonderful time for the bibliophile.

theseluckystars:

My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don’t really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of ‘experiences.’”

What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: Summer is a wonderful time for the bibliophile.

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Behind Every Great Novelist (Illustration for the NY Times Book Review)

by incidentalcomics:

Behind Every Great Novelist (Illustration for the NY Times Book Review)

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Teaching the InkBlot Complex Poetry Workshop in Seoul, South Korea, one-on-one with students via Skype. Stretching over a week during the 2012-2013 holiday season, I taught the first session from Zagreb, Croatia, and the rest from London! Many thanks to Wunderkind Life, organiser Sujin Serk, and my amazing students Minjin and Jin for the memories. Expression, guided ambition, true cultural exchange.

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Technology + Creativity = Blessing [PHOTOS]

[BLOG] It takes a village.

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I’m thrilled to be teaching my six-week poetry workshop at True To Life Foundation in Chicago, all the way from Dublin, Ireland, via Skype. Technology exchanging basic, essential creativity across an ocean: life-giving, society-progressing.

During the first two sessions my class jumped from 10 students to 16. Here are a few shots from those first two, where we did emotion and memory exercises with objects from nature, the art world, and the home, created our own poem from the most powerful of those memories, and analyzed poetry in the lyrics of Slum Village (hip-hop) and Bob Dylan (folk).

"The secret of a full life is to live and relate to others as if they might not be there tomorrow, as if you might not be there tomorrow. It eliminates the vice of procrastination, the sin of postponement, failed communications, failed communions."

Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin: 1944-1947

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An evening of beauty with my love in Sandycove, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland. The area is called Forty Foot. It’s ye auld “gentleman’s bathing place” and location of the famous Martello Tower, aka Joyce Tower, setting for the opening scene in James Joyce’s “Ulysses.”

Can you see the rainbow, in the last image?

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Life is beautiful.

Life is beautiful.