Peter Heller, author most recently of the novel The Dog Stars, says, “So writing for me is all about momentum.”
Love this insight:
“I write between a 1,000 and 1,100 words every day but I always make sure I stop in the middle of a thought, of a scene, of a dialogue, and it just makes it so exciting to start writing again the next day.”
Over 300 people showed up celebrate the #JC100 @powerHouseArena on August 15, 2012. It may have been thundering and raining right around the 7 pm start time, but that didn’t keep people away. Alyssa Shelasky did a great job handling the MC duties, and our four speakers — Tamar Adler (author of An Everlasting Meal), Dave Crofton (One Girl Cookies), Matt Lewis (Baked), and Deb Perelman (SmittenKitchen.com) — gave wonderful, inspiring tributes to Julia Child.
Truly amazing to see Poet Laureate Philip Levine and Poet Tracy K. Smith — who had just been awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry about a week earlier — read poems on the same stage at the Knopf / Tumblr #PoetryParty at Housing Works Bookstore in NYC on April 23, 2012.
Fantastic to see the Poet Laureate Philip Levine read alongside two young, emerging poets — Saeed Jones and Karolina Manko — at the Knopf / Tumblr #PoetryParty at Housing Works Bookstore in NYC on April 23, 2012.
Knopf and Tumblr have put together an amazing LIVE celebration of poetry featuring Poet Laureate Philip Levine, 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner Tracy K. Smith, and two fantastic poets from the Tumblr community: Saeed Jones and Karolina Manko.
The event takes place on Monday, April 23, 7 pm, at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in NYC. Open bar. Amazing poetry. Poet Laureate. Pulitzer Prize Winner. Poets from the Tumblr community. Put it on your calendar and come out to celebrate poetry with us!
Every year Knopf celebrates National Poetry Month through its Poem-A-Day program, highlighting an amazing poemeverysingleday throughout the month of April. This year, we had the awesome opportunity to partner with Tumblr to create a Tumblr blog with the specific goal of celebrating poetry. We’re featuring the daily Knopf poem, but we’re also showcasing poetry submissions from the Tumblr community. So check out the Tumblr blog — Celebrate Poetry, and be sure to submit your own poem(s).