January 3, 2013 - 2:21pm
Poetic License: Skinner’s ‘6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets’ inspire
Well, ok, by “inspiring” I mean bludgeons the young dreaming wordsmith with black humor and promises of mild starvation and heartache. But this is a good thing. Local poet Jeffrey Skinner takes a twist on creative non-fiction with the self-help memoir, ‘The 6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets’. And I read it.
If I had a nickel for every word I wrote…Child, it’s a lot of nickels.  You don’t even know.  Enough nickels to make heaping cartoonish mountains of currency in unfathomably large caverns.  It looks like glitter.  Dunes of disco ball bits.  Enough nickels...
November 9, 2011 - 10:00am
Thomson Smillie book cover
Former Kentucky Opera General Director Thomson Smillie wants to win new opera fans with his congenial guidebook to better appreciation of the art form. Brush up on the basics just in time for next week's production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.
Author Thomson Smillie is no stranger to the Louisville arts scene. For 16 years, he was the General Director of Kentucky Opera and worked in similar capacities for the Opera Company of Boston, the Scottish Opera and the Wexford Festival in Ireland. Smillie's love for opera as an art form runs...