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Old 02-13-2003, 01:03 AM   #1
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Can anyone recommend any of the following???

I have been going thro a dry spell of not be able to write my poetry or songs!! Can anyone recommend

*Books to read

*Poets to check out

*Short stories to read


basically anything that could stir something up in my brain to help me write again!!!

Thanks!!!!
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Old 02-13-2003, 01:07 AM   #2
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Re: Can anyone recommend any of the following???

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I have been going thro a dry spell of not be able to write my poetry or songs!! Can anyone recommend

*Books to read

*Poets to check out

*Short stories to read


basically anything that could stir something up in my brain to help me write again!!!

Thanks!!!!
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Old 02-13-2003, 01:08 AM   #3
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I dont think you'd want to read any of the books I like.
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comedy "fast food nation" option.
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Old 02-13-2003, 01:13 AM   #5
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I am looking for anything that might help me and i am willing to hear all of what people offer up as good reading!!!! thanks for the replys keep them coming!!!
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Well, my recomendation would be to listen to The Smiths or maybe even Idlewild. Those are 2 bands who I personally think put a lot of poetry into their lyrics.
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What kind of books do you like?
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But Beautiful by Geoff Dyer is one of the best, most satisfying, gorgeously written books I've read in a long time. It is stunning! Here's a blurb about it from the New York Times review:

You don't have to be a jazz buff to savor this book--but you may be one when you're done. Although Mr. Dyer, an English critic and novelist, roots his portraits in some true-life episodes, such as Lester Young's courtmartial, he goes on to improvise, inventing dialogue and action as a jazzman might take a standard and embellish it, making it his own. Here is his description of Monk at the keyboard, playing as though he'd never seen a piano before: 'Came at it from all angles, using his elbows, taking chops at it, rippling through the keys like they were a deck of cards, fingers jabbing at them like they were hot to the touch or tottering around them like a woman in heels.'

Or for an amazing and hilarious collection of David Foster Wallace's Harper's essays, check out A Supposedly Fun Thing I've Never Do Again--it's brilliant and side-busting funny.

Poets to check out: Marilyn Chin, Adrienne Rich, Mary Oliver, Lucille Clifton and of course, Seamus Heaney.

Short Stories: Russell Banks has a nice collection (The Angel on the Roof, and I really like Lorrie Moore's Birds of America.
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Yep, Rich is excellent. Also check out Ginsberg, Frank O'Hara, and John Ashbery.
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Read anything by, Gabriel García Márquez! I've been reading a lot of his short stories and his book "News of a Kidnapping"..OHMYGOSH!
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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The ALienist by Caleb Carr


Two very different books, both exceptionally written...
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you should fall in love...it takes creativity and inspiration to a whole new level...
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Possession by A.S. Byatt - especially if you haven't seen the movie. Not that it was a bad representation, but the book is so much better.
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What kind of books do you like?
I like basically all types of books, except some books that overly "lovey-dovey stuff ie Nora Roberts, I like some of her books but not all of them!!!



Oh I forgot mention types of music ie bands and such that might help.

I will definately check out the Smiths!!
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