To quote one more recent literary ancestor, Toni Cade Bambara, “The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible.” Protests against bias, prejudice, and injustice are urgent.
Goddard MFAW Program Director Elena Georgiou gets help writing a poem from the Goddard community of writers when her own words fail. Read the result of this magical connection. (Maybe your own words are here.)
Last month, two beloved writers, Meena Alexander and Louise DeSalvo, made their transitions into a fully spiritual existence. Meena was 67. Louise was 76. Both, in addition to authoring numerous books, were Distinguished Professors at Hunter College, CUNY. Each, in their own way, helped to shape my path as a writer.
Whenever you bump up against a writing situation that feels impossible, remember the Sugar Balloon, and all the experimentation, tenacity, innovation, determination, and risk that it took to arrive at this floating answer to a once-thought-impossible question.