- Ernest Trova World: guest post by Bridget Lowe
June 30, 2010
While wandering through Ernest Trova’s estate sale in St. Louis, MO, Bridget Lowe stumbles upon the charms of his art. She also notices that they have several things in common — he, too, would frequent thrift stores to find interesting objects, looking for “whatever (his) eyes took a fancy to.” And recently Kevin Young‘s eyes, the 2011 guest editor from Best American Poetry, took a fancy to Bridget Lowe’s poem, “The Pilgrim is Bridled and Bespectacled,” which was originally published in the Ploughshares 2010 Elizabeth Strout issue. Re-discover the charms of Lowe’s poem in the next Best American Poetry 2011.
- Solvitur Ambulando: guest post by Carol Keeley
July 2, 2010
Have writer’s block? Then, solvitur ambulado (“it is solved by walking”). Carol Keeley blogs on the importance of walking for writers and thinkers alike. Folks like Thomas Mann, Schopenhauer, Wittgenstein, Walt Whitman, and Virginia Woolf were prolific walkers, acknowledging that a “wandering mind is a creative one.” (Science supports this by saying that time spent walking improves memory, cognition, insight, and mood.) So, if you’re having trouble developing thought, take a walk down any lane, and start writing again.