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.
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.