Happy Thursday! Here’s your quote of the day…

  

Once, poets were magicians. Poets were strong, stronger than warriors or kings — stronger than old hapless gods. And they will be strong once again. 

Greg Bear

Happy birthday, Greg Bear! The acclaimed science fiction author was one of the original co-founders of San Diego Comic-Con. The first convention, held in 1970, drew about 100 attendees, but nowadays the world-famous event attracts over 100,000 fans per year.

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7 thoughts on “Happy Thursday! Here’s your quote of the day…

      • Actually, I didn’t just come up with that myself. I read a book of interviews with Philip Levine (a former poet Laureate!) . He IS of academia, and said he and all his fellow academia would sit around a table and decide who they weren’t mad at that year, and make that person the Poet Laureat! They made sure it stayed in the family…no outsiders. No Siree! He said he wasn’t to impressed with his being named poet laureate nor with the others. I’ve read some writings by poet laureats, academia chosen of course, and felt so amazed by the idiocy of the writing….a lot of Harumphs, and ahems…in other words, they didn’t have anything to say so they just balonied their way through… Alas, they owe themselves for the fact that they’ve killed poetry…
        But I would LOVE if you followed my blog 😀 (and yes, I’ve written a poem about what academia has done to poetry.

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