Confessions of a Closet FF Writer: Part 3

“Fanfiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don’t do it for money. That’s not what it’s about. The writers write it and put it up online just for the satisfaction. They’re fans, […]

Mick Kinney: A Song in His Heart and a Pencil in His Hand, Part 1

What do Homer, the scop of Beowulf, Bob Dylan, and John Lennon have in common with Mick Kinney? That’s right, they’re all singer songwriters. Wait, you say.  First, The Iliad, The Odyssey, and Beowulf are great epic poems, not songs. Their authors are poets, not songwriters.  Except…in the olden days, literature was an oral tradition.  Homer […]