Creativity Breadcrumb 54: Tomorrow is Poem in your Pocket Day!

food for creative making, doing, and thinking Break out your favorite poetry books, journals, or start browsing online–tomorrow is Poem in Your Pocket Day! This celebration is part of National Poetry Month, and started in 2002 with the Office of the Mayor of New York City, along with the Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education. Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 54: Tomorrow is Poem in your Pocket Day![…]

Podcast of the Week 23: Poem of the Day

Need a little dose of inspiration? How about an easy way to familiarize yourself with beautiful poems from today and from the past? Subscribe to the Poetry Foundation’s podcast, “Poem of the Day,” which offers “Great classic and contemporary poems read by poets and actors, delivered every day.” What better time to start than during Read more about Podcast of the Week 23: Poem of the Day[…]

Creativity Breadcrumb 53: National Poetry Month…4 days to go

In 1996 the Academy of American Poets developed National Poetry Month, a month dedicated to all things poetry: writers, publishers, libraries, etc. So with only 4 days left of National Poetry Month we’ll be posting poems that have moved us personally. Poems that are as relevant to the creative growth of an audience as they Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 53: National Poetry Month…4 days to go[…]

Podcast of the Weekend 21: Thornton Creek Expeditions

Pitch is a podcast about music and the effects it has on us, its listeners. The podcast does quite well for itself, named one of the best music podcast of 2014 by Slate. So far, they’ve release 14 unique episodes ranging in topic from how testosterone changed the voice of a trans singer named Dana to Read more about Podcast of the Weekend 21: Thornton Creek Expeditions[…]

Creativity Breadcrumb 52: Happy 451st Birthday, William Shakespeare!

Yes, you read that correctly: William Shakespeare would be 451 years old today. Speaking of numbers that are lot larger than we would expect, have you ever thought about the value of the shillings he mentions in his writing? It’s understandable if you haven’t. Most people don’t. Lapham’s Quarterly, though, is not most people. The Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 52: Happy 451st Birthday, William Shakespeare![…]

Collaboratory Fall 2015 Call for Proposals

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: The Collaboratory Fall 2015 Deadline: MAY 15th, 2015 The Creative Arts Across Disciplines (CAAD) Initiative at Vassar invites proposals for The Collaboratory, a space available to the entire Vassar community for making and showing creative work. Any student or student group can apply to use The Collaboratory for a creative project in Read more about Collaboratory Fall 2015 Call for Proposals[…]

Creativity Breadcrumb 51: “Writing as Training”

food for creative making, doing, and thinking “Long runs tend to brew essay or story ideas, but the fast work of training — sprints, hills, lifting weights — simultaneously sharpens and blurs those ideas into actions. Training sharpens ideas by cutting away the chaff that tends to accumulate during that long time on the trail, Read more about Creativity Breadcrumb 51: “Writing as Training”[…]

Podcast of the Week 22: Do You Need to be Bored to be Creative?

Sitting alone at a table waiting for your friend to join you for lunch. Waiting for class to begin. Standing in line at the post office. Walking from one building to the next. In all of these moments, we are often alone, and feel awkward about being alone. Rather than relax and let our minds drift, Read more about Podcast of the Week 22: Do You Need to be Bored to be Creative?[…]

Podcast of the Weekend 20: Don’t Be a Stranger

Lea Thau, Peabody Award winner & former Director of The Moth, has created Strangers, featuring true stories about people we meet, the heartbreaks we suffer, the kindnesses we encounter, and those frightful moments when we discover that WE aren’t even who we thought we were… The above description is taken directly from the website for Read more about Podcast of the Weekend 20: Don’t Be a Stranger[…]