Sunday, March 26, 2023

Thought for the Day

Marvels offer common ground;
wonder is a shared delight, a shared motive.
~ Marina Warner

Quoted from Marina Warner, "Nothing More Wondrous" in The New York Review of Books, February 23, 2023 (Online and Print)

Marina Warner, Professor of English and Creative Writing, Birkbeck College, University of London; Distinguished Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford; Author; Writer of Fiction, Criticism, History; Memoirist, Essayist, Novelist, Short Story Writer

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Thought for the Day

You learn a lot by staying in one place
But never how the story truly ends.
~ Dana Gioia

Quoted from Dana Gioia, "At the Crossroads" in Literary Hub, February 6, 2023; Excerpted from Gioia's Collection Meet Me at the Lighthouse (Graywolf Press, 2023)

Dana Gioia, Poet, Literary Translator, Literary Critic, Essayist, Editor, Librettist, Arts Advocate; California State Poet Laureate, 2015-2019

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Thought for the Day

History is chasing you, America, like a mean dog, 
and the only way to get it off your back is to turn
around and stare it in the face.
~ Lucille Clifton

Quoted from Lucille Clifton Reading, Department of English, University of Memphis, and River City Writers' Series, 1992-1993 Series

Lucille Clifton (1936-2010), American Poet, Children's Book Author

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Thought for the Day

[. . .] The earth is where we draw our strength.
The community is where we are shaped and held,
validated, known and protected. [. . .]
~ V (formerly, Eve Ensler)

Quoted from Excerpt from V, Reckoning (Bloomsbury, 2023), Published in Literary Hub Politics, "Banishments Inside of Banishment: How Global Capitalism Destroys Our Connection to Place," February 1, 2023

V (Formerly, Eve Ensler), Playwright, Auhor, Performer, Activist