Arts Literature Winter Books

On The Process of Writing: The Writers I Know

By Beacon Creative Director George Cork Maul George Cork Maul For some reason I have become attached to a number of writers in my life. That seems strange because I’m not a writer and, truth be told, I have a serious lack of trust of the written word. I believe that words can only be used for telling lies and giving driving directions. I am an aural learner. I am
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On the Process of Writing: It’s a Recipe, But It’s Yours

by Beacon Poetry Editor Billy Hands Billy Hands So you want a peek, want to take a little look at the place where candycanes are straight before they’re twisted.  As I mulled over the process of poetry, I realized that it is similar to a recipe or a formula, but it’s mine mine all mine! There’s no right way or wrong way but my way and it isn’t fair to
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Winter Books: Chasing Fleeting Beauty

Simon Van Booy's World of Ordinary Magic Everyday magic holds a central place in “The Sadness of Beautiful Things,” a new book of short stories from Simon Van Booy, a celebrated writer who got his start writing for newspapers on the East End and is still a frequent visitor to our shores. In this new series of vignettes, which was released by Penguin Books in October of 2018, this magic
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Winter Books: Steve Miller’s Radiographic Connections

School of the Abyss, May 2015 Pigment dispersion and silk-screen on canvas 79" x 113" by Kara Westerman Artist and entrepreneur Steve Miller thinks big. He is passionate about the world, the connectivity and integration between art and commerce, science and art, science and nature, nature and art, and ultimately our connection to the health of the planet and the other species that live on it. In the preface to
David Berson
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Winter Books: The Navigator

David Berson on Finding Your Way Around the High Seas Most Greenporters know Dave Berson as a captain steeped in the history and the know-how of nautical lore, but the truth is that this seafarer’s roots don’t lie in a generations-long storied seaside pedigree, but in his upbringing as the grandchild of immigrants in the Bronx. “I was not raised as a sailor. I came out of the housing projects,”