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