First I get it down on the screen. I always hesitate while I write and I'm trying to fix this. I had a music teacher once, piano, her name was Miss Miller. She was a great pianist and helped me to learn a skill that I've never forgotten: how to read music. Another lesson that … Continue reading Having Something to Say
Last night, I was drifting off to bed and I was thinking about what being a modern writer in today's world even means, and whether I want to be a writer anymore. Yet here I am, the next day, putting in work and pounding away at the keys all morning. I believe there are to … Continue reading All That Pains Me
I sit around at the PC with nothing much on my mind. Of course I have a beer at this hour, it's like 9:22 P.M. on a hump day. I was inspired by @editorspence to write you guys and gals and others a new post on what I've been up to...which is difficult for me. … Continue reading Dowko’s Update
I've been in the process of moving to Japan. I arrived about a month ago and have been adjusting ever since to not only the culture of Japan, but the culture of the country side.
Audio Interview with poet and author John DeRosa
As writers we all have our favorite authors. We look to their work, their lives, and their writing process for inspiration. Through them, we discover new ways of approaching our own passion for writing. For instance, like many others certainly are, I am a fan of Stephen King and over the course of my development … Continue reading Don’t Ever Stop Writing
Inspiration What form of inspiration do you prefer? I think that is a good place to start. The answer to this question will lead to the answers that your work needs. Some meditative writings probably need some meditation. Just as practicing an instrument makes the music you produce sound better, writers need to practice everything … Continue reading Inspiration Waiting Game is Lame
"Sometimes we spill our character..."
When every artistic movement is made to be pastiche of itself unto infinite possibilities, a Christ-like figure holding a McDonald's cheeseburger, for instance, could be reproduced on coffee mugs, bed sheets, and 3-D printed 6-inch models to sit on "avant-garde" art directors' desks to protest big data and the capitalism rat-race. The individuality of Art … Continue reading Manifesto on Temporality
To keep the creative juices pumping in these months leading to the first publication we the editors of The Saturniidae Mouth Press will be creating monthly blog posts on the topics of art, poetry, and writing in general. The Chrysalis blog will include everything from reviews to ideas that are still in development with the … Continue reading The Chrysalis