Loretta Barnard

The Extremely Weird Traits of Extremely Famous Creatives

Brussel sprouts, rotten fruit in a drawer, lederhosen kink. It seems the more creative an artist is, the more creative they are with their habits.   It’s often said that creative people can be a little odd. I’m not sure it’s entirely true—artists have always needed to have at least some kind of practical streak just to get by. But while ... Read the full article
Loretta Barnard

Loretta Barnard is an Australian freelance writer and editor who, in a long career, has done almost everything possible in the book publishing industry. These days she actively pursues her love of music, literature and theatre, and is something of wannabe roving ambassador for the creative and performing arts.

The Transcendental Professor: Interview with Tom Lutz

Tom Lutz has quietly been structuring one of the four corners of the Southern California literary scene. Patrick A. Howell spoke with Dr. Lutz about receiving the American Book Award in 2008 and his take on current events.

Learn from the Poetry of Dead Writers, Then Let Them Die

In an age where we overanalyze art (and those who created it) to death, poetry is a singular force. It is what it is and forever has value because of it.

Terrible Political Change, What Is It Good For? Well, Art, Actually

As we watch Zimbabwe tear itself apart, our extended history indicates that the worse things get, the better the art we produce becomes.

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