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Sam C

Location:

Philadelphia, PA

Member since:

January 22, 2008

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What is your favorite writing saying?

Reality is much not what it appears. God is the literal expression of our deepest desires. Though nihilism is tempting, one cannot avoid making meaning out of everything.

What is your favorite book on writing?

"There isn't any symbolism. The sea is the sea. The old man is an old man. The boy is a boy and the fish is a fish. The shark are all sharks... All the symbolism that people say is shit. What goes beyond is what you see beyond when you know."

What do you write?

Mostly long whimsical-surreal epic poetry, though a novel and a couple of short screenplays are around. Somewhere. In fragments.

What do you read?

Poetry, Berryman and Coleridge right now, The Beginning of Learning, magical realists, Lem, Dick, Borges... I'm all over the place

Tell me something else about yourself, please?

I like taking walks, am 23, and having those conversations that make your head turn inside out at 4:30 in the morning.

Introduction

Hi! I write poems. Long, strange poems. I like thinking about things that probably don't exist. I like poetry because we are all are authors of our unique mythologies. James Joyce apparently said once 'I never met a boring person.' I agree.


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