November 2, 2018

The Poetics of Disbelief

By Kristina Marie Darling

In 1817, Samuel Taylor Coleridge famously coined the term “suspension of disbelief,” meaning a willingness to silence one’s critical faculties and believe in something purely conjectural for the sake of […]

May 17, 2016

The Power of Ritual and Routine?

By Jeff Alessandrelli

What power does ritual and routine hold in a writer’s life? It obviously depends on the writer. “Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition,” wrote W.H. Auden […]