What does poetry mean? A talk with Michael Odom

When it comes to writing, a friend's comment has guided me whenever I've reviewed a book or thought about my own work. It's not the size of the book that matters but the distance the reader travels in a sentence (I'm sure he borrowed that idea from someone). I kept thinking about that insight as … Continue reading What does poetry mean? A talk with Michael Odom

Timely and timeless: Virgil’s translator

I'm not trying to be morbid -- but I do tend to think of the health and welfare of George R.R. Martin a lot, and I'm sure that plenty of other fans of "A Song of Ice and Fire" do, too. Just go over to YouTube and you'll find a music video by the team … Continue reading Timely and timeless: Virgil’s translator