Posts Tagged ‘The Protagonist’

The Protagonist: Local Poet Alexander Norelli Says Be a Shameless Entrepreneur

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Self-publishing is not a “low-brow thing,” but a “way to get your ideas into the world” In my last column, I featured a group of poets trying to kickstart their way to literary benevolence by way of crowd-funding platform Kickstarter. No sooner had I published my column than I heard of a local poet and [&hellip
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The Protagonist: Life Lessons Gleaned From Learning to Read [Poetry]

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Don’t over think it if you don’t have to. Recently I’ve been thinking of something I’ve often heard people say when describing the process of engaging with particularly complex or esoteric poetry. “Let it wash over you.” What does this mean exactly? It means not trying to understand every word or phrase or how it [&hellip
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The Protagonist on “Twitterature”: Will Twitter Feeds Shape the Future of Storytelling?

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

With less premeditation, impulse control and editing than a novel or essay, and more raw emotion, doesn’t a Twitter feed get pretty darn close to the accurate written aggregation of one’s lived experience? I have a favorite Twitter, and while I discovered it only recently, I’ve read it just about as far back as it [&hellip
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The Protagonist: What Happens When You Write Something You Regret?

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

This week alone has been laced with the immense public fallout and regret of bad career moves. Lance Armstrong finally came clean to the nation about his snowballing history of doping, while it also came to light that not only did Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s girlfriend not die of leukemia, she never existed in [&hellip
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The Protagonist: Surprises of the Literary World

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Literature never fails to surprise its readers, which is why The Protagonist has compiled this list of succulent “did’ja knows” of the world of word. Hopefully at least a couple of these hilarious, erotic and/or gruesome tidbits come as newfound knowledge to our readers: –Arnold Schwarzenegger has a memoir titled Total Recall –There is legitimately [&hellip
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The Protagonist: Very Important Predictions for the Literary World in 2013

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

This Is Your Story Ebook sales will continue to spike now that Digital Book World has officially changed the spelling from “e-book” to “ebook.” Self-publishing will be more of the norm and less about vanity as the proverbial literary pie continues to bloat. (Self-published books will even be seen on some major Top 10 lists.) We’ll burn out on [&hellip
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The Protagonist: Keara Driscoll Serves up Pork and Poetry in Brooklyn

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Occasionally The Protagonist briefly profiles the work and life of a local artist; this is one of those times.  Brooklynite Keara Driscoll waitresses by day and writes poetry…well, whenever she has a spare moment to jot down her thoughts on the scrap of paper she keeps in her pocket. Driscoll has been writing poetry in [&hellip
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The Protagonist: As They Lay Dying

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

DSC03114.edit-thumb In high school, Carole Lieberman was reading James Agee’s A Death in the Family when her beloved grandfather suddenly had a heart attack and died. “I couldn’t help feeling guilty, as if somehow, by reading this book about death, I had caused my grandfather to die,” explained Lieberman. “When I grew up and became a [&hellip
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The Protagonist: So….How’s That Novel Coming Along?

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Photo Courtesy of Wiki Commons The blustery winter months are fast approaching, days are getting shorter and mulled wine, fireplaces and Snuggies (a safe distance from those fireplaces) are starting to sound pretty good, just about all the time. It’s the perfect time of year to hunker down with a trashy novel, tucked discreetly behind that Snuggie. So how’s that [&hellip
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