What happens when a group of talented writers gut one another’s writing for nearly a decade? Join The Guttery for an evening of eclectic ecstasy. St. Johns Booksellers 8622 N. Lombard St., Portland, OR 97203 Wednesday, June 5th at 7pm…
This short piece, about a memorable dive off Ecuador, won the 2012 ‘Ocean’ magazine short nonfiction prize. Eternity (c) Cameron M. Smith / August 2009 On the Eastern Pacific equator I lay at night in a shaky bamboo cabin dumbfounded…
The Walt Whitman 150 Celebration is taking submissions for inclusion in the celebratory chapbook and a chance to win up to $1500. Visit www.waltwhitman150.org for contest guidelines and submission forms.
After the conference and all the jawing on about poetics I want you to think about the conversations you found memorable. The inspiring and the insipid, the boasting and the boring, the gut busting guffaws and the disheartening gaffs. If you remember it, it is important.
Moonlit Guttery Team performing for ScratchPDX (2011)
A. Molotkov, John Sibley Williams, Carrie-Ann Tkaczyk
What if the brain uses the same regions to create a character’s drawl as it does to bombard someone with paranoid ranting? The key difference between the auditory hallucinations of reading and schizophrenia would be in the ability to differentiate the source and reality of the voices. Schizophrenic hallucinations with their paranoia, fear, and derision may be coming from another part of the brain and passing through the synaptic voice box. Malfunctioning parts of the brain may be pumping the unfiltered chemicals and electricity like a fire hose through the same region or regions used to create voice from writing. So when someone with schizophrenia reads are they occupying the part of the brain that gives voice to the paranoia and using it to create the written voice?