15 Quotes About Writing from Famous Authors

15 Quotes About Writing from Famous Authors

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Whether you’re an aspiring writer, an avid reader, or none of the above you can’t help but admit the power and influence the written word has on us all. Writing can be cathartic, informative, distracting, devastating, connecting, and everything in-between.   I love writing and words and all the ways in which they can effect our lives so much (seriously) that I’m at a complete and total loss for them right now.    So, I’m just going to let these fifteen quotes from famous authors do the rest of the talking.     “If I waited for perfection…I would never write a …

10 Quotes to Celebrate Sylvia Plath

10 Quotes to Celebrate Sylvia Plath

The late, great poet and novelist Sylvia Plath has a special place in the hearts of readers across the globe. Her most well known work, The Bell Jar, has become a classic since being published in 1963. Today would have been Plath’s 80th birthday, and book lovers are celebrating her legacy. To join in on the fun, we’re sharing 10 of her most beloved quotes.    “Out of the ash I rise with my red hair, and eat men like air.”   “There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of …

Ted Hughes Biographer Unearths New Details About Sylvia Plaths Final Days

Ted Hughes Biographer Unearths New Details About Sylvia Plaths Final Days

Thanks to the work of biographer Sir Jonathan Bate, we now know more about a Ted Hughes poem uncovered in 2010. According to Bate, the poem was inspired by a fight between the poet and his wife, Sylvia Plath, on the same weekend that she took her own life. Hughes’ relationship with Plath was famously troubled, and the poet was intensely private about their marriage and Plath’s eventual suicide. Hughes’ decision to destroy Plath’s final journal after her death is notorious, and the poet rarely addressed Plath’s suicide in any published poetry. We gained a new poetic insight into Plath’s death …

10 Essential Poems You Can Read Online

10 Essential Poems You Can Read Online

The Internet is a great resource for readers because it offers so much reading material for free. Just click on each title on this list to view the poem! There are far more than ten great poems hanging around the Internet, of course, so we’ve tried to limit ourselves to the most essential and classic examples. Share your own favorites in the comments! “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” by Emily Dickinson “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” is grim, elegant, and rhythmic. It’s a perfect example of Dickinson’s style. The fact that this poem was published only after Dickinson …