Jah X El is a storyteller, painter, sculptor and historian—and all with words
Creativity is everywhere
We have, in the palm of our hands, an opportunity of the greatest importance. Let us work together, let us not take away from one another, but build a collaborative network of Poets, Authors and Artists that, together, and united can truly make a change in our communities and neighborhoods.
The last few years, my mind has been fractious. I don’t know when this began or what event might have set it off. I used to sit through a 90-minute Bruckner symphony with no sweat. I used to get lost in poetry, no sweat. Now, I’m fidgety.
And yet, what is it that an artist can do that a man cannot? The artist is a part of the melee, part of this violent soup. He may sit outside the bowl separate from the rest, but he cannot deny his complicity with this.
Most works are read, contemplated on for a short period of time, and the reader, or listener continues on with their daily life. And that’s as it should be.
The writer first and foremost must be true to themselves,
A Great Opportunity For the Independent Author
Do you have a collection of poetry, a short story, maybe some art or photography that you would like to display or sell? If you do, then continue reading this article. For this article…
Megan Collins of the Last Wordsmith Shoppe in Northeast Pennsylvania recently said, “For every $100 spent at an Indy bookstore, $68 will stay in the community, when $100 is spent at a national chain, only $43 stays in the community.”