Marcel Duchamp on Creativity

“The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.”

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“Why You Should Aim for 100 Rejections a Year,” by Kim Liao

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Has anyone read this article?  Followed this advice?  It seems at first odd, but the focus on rejections seems to take the sting out of the submission process, focusing on rejections rather than acceptances.   I haven’t done this, but wonder if people have read this or have sage advice on rejections.

What Does Beat Mean?

A publisher recently asked me what I meant by “beat.”

The word beat comes from “beat” as in music.  The beat poets often performed in conjunction with instruments.  “Beat” also means defeated and “beat” as in beatify means to make blessed. What do you think beat poetry means?

 

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“Gathering the Light” Reading July 29 at the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, MA

The Gallery of Readers will present four poets, including Jonathan Wright and Eileen Kennedy, at 7 pm on Friday, July 29 at the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, MA.  This reading is in conjunction with the exhibit “Gathering of Light.” Join us.

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