Songs for the Struggling Artist

Millay and Kerouac Rejections
February 9, 2016, 10:50 pm
Filed under: Rejections, writing | Tags: , ,

I learned a lot about Edna St. Vincent Millay on the Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast. She was one kick-ass lady and her unconventional extraordinary life is an inspiration for us unconventional artists. So I decided to apply for the residency at her house because I could use that sort of inspiration, to get a little closer to her kind of quiet crazy.

I didn’t get in, though – so I’ll have to make my own unconventional life, I guess.


Meanwhile, Jack Kerouac had a house in Orlando, of all places, which they give to writers to write in sometimes.

I have a hard time imagining Kerouac in Orlando so I applied for the residency because I wanted to experience that for myself.

I’m not very Kerouacy though, so I’m not surprised that I didn’t get it. I’m much more Joyce Johnson than Kerouac – though I definitely got a big dose of inspiration from him in my early years.



Edna St Vincent Millay

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