Quote of the Week | Emily Dickinson

This month is Emily Dickinson’s birthday (December 10th). Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts and is known for her poetry.

“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.”

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Quote of the Week | Sarah Kay

Kay at the 2018 Texas Book Festival
Photo Credit: Larry D. Moore

Sarah Kay is a New York based poet. She founded a company called Project VOICE which is a team of poets who educate students and perform in competitions and on the stage.

“I think there is a human instinct to tell stories, no matter who you are or where you live.” Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Sarah Kay”

Quote of the Week | Michelle Cliff

Photo Credit: Noel Furie

Michelle Cliff was a Jamaican-American author who wrote poetry and literary criticism. Originally from Jamaica, her family moved to New York when she was three years old. When she was 10, the family move back to Jamaica. She returned to New York in 1960 and attended Wagner College for her B.A.

“Who can say how many lives have been saved by books?” Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Michelle Cliff”

Quote of the Week | C.S. Lewis

Monochrome head-and-left-shoulder photo portrait of 50-year-old LewisThis past week was C.S. Lewis’ birthday (November 29th). He is mostly known for his popular series including The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, and The Space Trilogy.
“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.”

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Quote of the Week | Stan Lee

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Stan Lee, famous for the contributions to Marvel Comics, passed away earlier this month. He became the publisher of Marvel Comics in 1972 and then became the Chairmen Emeritus of Marvel Enterprises, Inc in the 1990s.

“The more you read, the better you’re going to become as a storyteller.” Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Stan Lee”