Factober

Join
Factober

Join
Factober

The Fact Site

Register

Sign In

Don't have an account yet? Register

I was born in a world of opera, theatre, films, poetry, art, and therefore,

I was born in a world of opera, theatre, films, poetry, art, and therefore, out of the wire, I made a stage. That's why they call me a high wire artist.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

I found poetry at 12 and 13 and, lo and behold, learned that my attorney fa

I found poetry at 12 and 13 and, lo and behold, learned that my attorney father had a background in poetry - as he wore dashikis and Afros in the '70s and named his kids Arabic names. He was a poet and a lot like The Last Poets and Gil Scott-Heron and all
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

You don't have to be a renowned artist like Q-Tip to try your hand at poetr

You don't have to be a renowned artist like Q-Tip to try your hand at poetry. You don't need any special equipment - that's the beauty of it.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who

Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Commercial success still hasn't come to an artist that isn't signed to a re

Commercial success still hasn't come to an artist that isn't signed to a record label. There are very few artists that can succeed without the help of a record label. The role of the record label is still required, it's still necessary.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits

Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a p

An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

I don't need a Hollywood girl. They're crazy. If you're with an actress, yo

I don't need a Hollywood girl. They're crazy. If you're with an actress, you don't know who you're going to come home to every day. But I wouldn't mind a relationship with the right girl. Every artist needs a muse.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

The relationship between the public and the artist is complex and difficult

The relationship between the public and the artist is complex and difficult to explain. There is a fine line between using this critical energy creatively and pandering to it.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

As a kid I quite fancied the romantic, Bohemian idea of being an artist. I

As a kid I quite fancied the romantic, Bohemian idea of being an artist. I expect I thought I could escape from the difficulties of maths and spelling. Maybe I thought I would avoid the judgement of the establishment.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

When I start to write, words have become physical presence. It was to see i

When I start to write, words have become physical presence. It was to see if I could bring that private world to life that found its first expression through reading. I really dislike the romantic notion of the artist.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

People expect me to be dark and gloomy, then write that I'm a jolly chap, a

People expect me to be dark and gloomy, then write that I'm a jolly chap, and after all, that is what I am. I think it's a case of an absolute romantic naivety that there should be a parallel between the work and the artist.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago