Dead Writers (Rock My World)

My name is Alicia and I have a problem. I am addicted to words. They are my potion of choice, my biggest addiction; crafting them is the only thing I have ever really wanted to do with my life. I am enamored of those who, long before I was even a distant and fuzzy future possibility, chewed on their pens while hunched over inky manuscripts. This is my homage board to them.
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Walt Whitman

'Resist much. Obey little'. American poet Walt Whitman is among the most influential poets in American literature, and is known by many as the "Father of Free Verse.

Statue of Mark Twain Reading

Statue of Mark Twain reading. Mark Twain statue, Trinity Park, Fort Worth, Texas Photo by Barbara Schmidt © 201

Anais Nin

Anais Nin opens the mind and drives you to extravagant thoughts and faraway places. Anais Nin is the gold standard. No one writes erotica like Anais Nin.

John Steinbeck

nypl: “ Happy Birthday to John Steinbeck, American writer and author of literature favorites like The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, and Of Mice and Men! This photo of him comes from our Berg.

William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. In 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature as the first Irishman so honoured for what the Nobel Committee described as "inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation."

Yeats on his deathbed, 1939 -by Georgie Hyde-Lees entregulistanybostan: W. Foto incuded in The Yeats Gallery Exhibition, closed by Leonard Cohen - August 2010 - More data soircharmant :: sparklesdire Yeats, probably January 1939

Victor Hugo, 1854 -by Auguste Vacquerie

Victor Hugo is a tad villainous looking. Not in a bad way though, hue.

Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet-diplomat and politician Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He chose his pen name after the Czech poet Jan Neruda. In 1971 Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature

Seamus Heaney

The poet Seamus Heaney as a young man, Ireland, photograph by Faber Books (photographer unattributed).

Ezra Pound by Elliott and Fry

OCTOBER 30 Idaho poet Ezra Pound born this day in 1885 (died 'Speak against unconscious oppression, / Speak against the tyranny of the unimaginative, / Speak against bonds' (Commission)

James Joyce

Author Caleb Pirtle III points out that during the golden days of publishing, best-selling authors attacked each other with barbs sharper than knives.

Hermann Hesse (July 2, 1877 – August 9, 1962) was a poet, novelist, and painter…

Hermann Hesse German poet, novelist and painter. "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style"