Living in Berkeley, a seven year-old Dorothy, “spent hours one rainy Sunday afternoon reading the Bible”(20) in her attic. Though she admitted in the book to not remembering anything of what she had read, she claims to remember “the sense of holiness in holding the book in [her] hands”(20). This memory can be the earliest indication of her closeness to religion. Additionally, when Day and her family moved to Oakland, they lived next door to a Methodist family. Her neighbor, Birdie,
Several other famous works of hers are Thomas and Beulah, which was published in 1986 and in 1987 received a Pulitzer Prize, and On the Bus with Rosa Parks, which was one of the finalists to receive the Nation Book Critics Circle Award, was a New York Times Notable book of the year and was published in 1999. In addition to poems, she writes music such as Sonata Mulattica, in 2009. She also writes fictional works including Fifth Sunday which is a collection of short stories published in 1990, the novel Through the Ivory Gates, published in 1992, and her play, The Darker Face of the Earth, which was published in 1996. Rita Dove is known for maintaining a personal touch
( “The Extraordinary Power Of The Ordinary” The Mezzo Cammin ). Linda Pastan became a poet and a writer at a very young age, at the age of 12 she was already sending work to “The New Yorker” ( “The Extraordinary Power Of The Ordinary” The Mezzo Cammin ) . Although Pastan’s father prefered for her to be a doctor and not a poet , Linda attended Radcliffe college and graduated in 1954, she also received a masters degree in 1957 ( “The Navarrete 3 Extraordinary Power Of The Ordinary” The Mezzo Cammin ). Pastans most recent collection is, Insomnia, this collection appeared at the beginning of fall and Since 1987, her poems,books,and stories have appeared on “The Paris Review” ( “The Extraordinary Power Of The Ordinary” The Mezzo Cammin ) . In her childhood Linda Pastan was very isolated and spent most of her time reading, writing books, and poems ( “The Extraordinary Power Of The Ordinary” The Mezzo Cammin ) .
•John Steinbeck John Steinbeck was a famous novelist who was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California. He grew up with three sisters and had a happy childhood. He was shy, but smart and he had appreciated the land but mostly appreciated California’s Salinas Valley Which had greatly informed his later writing. He decided to become a writer at the age of 14. In 1919, John Steinbeck enrolled at Stanford University and over the next six years, Steinbeck would be in and out of school but eventually he dropped out of school for good in 1925.
She is a poet and an author of horror, fantasy, and science fiction and is a member of the Horror Writers Association and annually attends StokerCon and the Northeastern Writers’ Conference. She is also a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and has been on the honorable mention list for Year 's Best Fantasy and Horror and Year 's Best Science Fiction. Her writings have been featured in Essence Magazine, and she is currently the poetry editor for Space and Time Magazine. Addison is the first African American winner of the Bram Stoker Award, which she has won four times. The first two awards were from her poetry
Her father would mainly tell her stories of his relatives and the previous towns he used to live in. All of her seven siblings, including Louise, were urged to write stories, but she was the only one whose stories the children payed a nickel for. Louise’s mother helped her by, “creating book covers for her daughter 's manuscripts out of woven strips of construction paper and staples” (“Louise Erdrich
"No Gumption" is a chapter in the memoir Growing Up by Russell Baker. He writes about how he was considered to not have "gumption" by his mother and others; he preferred to read comic books and such instead of working or doing chores. He does start selling the Saturday Evening Post as a newsboy, but at the end of the chapter, his life has changed: he decides he will be a writer when he grows up. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a 1969 autobiography about the early years of American writer and poet Maya Angelou. And is the first in the seven-volume series.
She studied philosophy from Drake University in Des Moines. She had always the hopes to be a writer one day. After the graduation, she began to write for news in 1899. She was a journalist but at the same time she was writing short stories. In 1912, she gathered her stories and published these stories “Lifted Masks”.
Rodriguez and Alexie have quite some similarities and differences in both of their passages they 've written. Rodriguez comes from a Spanish family that he wasn 't really close, and he obtained degrees from both Stanford and Columbia University. He learned to read from a nun at his school when he was a child. Alexie comes from an Indian family that lived and still lives on an Indian Reservation in Washington. He learned to read from a Superman comic book.
The Beautiful Creatures series is a #1 New York Times bestseller today, it has been published in 50 countries and translated into over 30 languages. “Beautiful Creatures” was a finalist for the ALA’s William C. Morris Debut award and SCIBA award in 2010. It was named Amazon’s #1 Teen book of 2009, and #5 on the Editor’s Top 100 List. As if replying to the fan appreciation, there has been an extended sequel of the series as well, which includes “Dangerous Creatures”. Before Kami Garcia worked with Margaret Stohl to write “Beautiful Creatures”, she wrote short stories.
Some of Ginsberg’s famous work includes “Howl,” which was the significant start off to his career, and “Kaddish” which is written based on the life and death of his mother as she spent most of her adult life with a mental illness. Before his career began, he wrote poems throughout high school that was inspired by the famous poet, Walt Whitman. After graduating high school on June 8, 1943, he continued his education by studying at Columbia University and graduated from there in 1948. While he attended the university, Ginsberg was introduced to William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. In the 1950’s, the three authors then established a publishing company and literary movement called the Beat Generation in San Francisco, where they created their own pieces of work that influenced American culture and politics in the post-World War
After less than a year he also stopped attending university. Bruce Dawe became a teacher after he returned from serving in the RAAF. He was inspired to write poetry by his mother who read Scottish poems to him from a young age. Bruce Dawe illustrates that ordinary things in life are a good subject to write about as he often wrote freeform poems about ordinary subjects that ordinary people were able to relate to. Poems such as “Doctor to Patient”, “The Cornflake” and “Homo Suburbiensis” are good examples of Bruce Dawe’s illustration of events or things ordinary people will experience in the form of poetry.
In 1988 Kingsolver wrote and published her first book, The Bean Trees, while pregnant with her first daughter, Camille Hoffman. Due to Kingsolver’s building frustrations with the United States’ involvement in the first Gulf War, she moved with her daughter to Tenerife in the Canary Islands for a year. Soon after she and her daughter returned to the United States, Kingsolver and Hoffman divorced. In 2004 Kingsolver moved to a farm in Washington County, Virginia with her second husband, Steven Hopp, and their teenage daughter, Lily Hopp, where they currently live to this day. In 1998, Kingsolver published The Poisonwood Bible.
I attended the Ipswich Female Seminary, where I befriended Emily Dickinson and ever since we helped each other in writing and progressing in our poetry. Tragedy marred my childhood, I witnessed my two baby brothers die as infants. My mother passed away when I was only 14 years old. And my father died three years later. However, my aunt orphaned us which helped my sister and I obtain an excellent education, which was unusual for women in
As an only child living with an elderly couple, Montgomery found companionship in her imagination, nature, books, and especially writing. When she was nine, she began writing poetry and keeping a journal. She also spent time with her Uncle John and Aunt Annie Campbell (her mother 's sister), and their family in Park Corner. There she spent many happy days, playing with her cousins and visiting her paternal grandfather, Senator Donald Montgomery, who lived close to the Campbells. She loved her Cavendish home and Silver Bush (as the Campbell farm was called) in Park Corner.