Gimbling in the Wabe – “Renascence” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Edna St. Vincent Millay was already a published poet in her teen years, but it was at age nineteen when she submitted her poem, Renascence, to a contest run by The Lyric Year that the world sat up and took notice – not because it won, but because it didn’t. Ms. Millay’s work – clearly [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – What is a Writer?

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(Due to this nasty thing known as a “deadline”, this Gimbling in the Wabe is a repeat of one first posted here in 2014.  I think it’s still a pretty good one, if I do say so myself….) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ So what is a “writer”? Common sense would tell us a writer [….]

Three Writers Receive MacArthur “Genius Grants”

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The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is proud of being “one of the nation’s largest independent foundations. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media.” Perhaps most [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – What is a Writer?

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So what is a “writer”? Common sense would tell us a writer is “one who writes”, at least using the word in its broadest term.  Google defines “writer” as “a person who has written a particular text”, and then goes on to give various and sundry examples, from professional to scribe to composer to data [….]

Irish Poet Seamus Heaney Dies at Age 74

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Irish poet Seamus Heaney died on August 30, 2013 in Dublin.  He was 74.  In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past”.  An extremely popular and widely read poet, he lived his entire life in Ireland yet [….]