THE ELECTRONIC WRITE STUFF

· Writing News for the Sunshine State & the Solar System

· www.northfloridawriters.org * March 2011

· Editor: Howard Denson

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In This Issue:


NFW to Critique in March
Jax’s Beat poet Alan Justiss Dies at 67
Winston Groom named 2011 Harper Lee Award recipient
The Wrong Stuff
An Advice Column from “Dear Agony Uncle”
Stuff from Hither and Yon
Quote from a Writer's Quill – Ring Lardner
Meetings of NFW and Other Groups; Useful Links
The Write Staff
Membership Form
Writers Born This Month

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NFW TO CRITIQUE
AT MAR. 12 MEETING
AT WILLOWBRANCH

The North Florida Writers will critique manuscripts at the Saturday, Mar. 12, meeting at Willowbranch library. President Stewart Neal said the meeting will start at 2 p.m.

The critique process has people other than the author of respective works read aloud the submissions (up to 10 double-spaced pages of prose, and reasonable amounts of poetry or lyrics). Authors may not defend their work, but they should listen to the words and rhythms of their creations.

This will be the group’s third meeting at Willowbranch. Long-time residents have probably driven past this library at 2875 Park St., Jax 32205, but, if you are unfamiliar with the Riverside part of town, you may wish to go to http://jpl.coj.net/lib/branches/wbb.html and use MapQuest to find the easiest route there. The WB phone is 904.381.8490.

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JAX’S BEAT POET
ALAN JUSTISS
DIES AT 67

A familiar sight at open mike readings, Alan Justiss, has died. He presented a persona similar to that of Charles Bukowski’s and counseled many aspiring poets in Jacksonville. He was 67 years old.

Shelton Hull wrote this profile of Justiss: http://sheltonhull.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/money-jungle-alan-justiss-1943-2011/

Justiss described his life as it interacted with Bukowski in http://www.altweeklies.com/aan/bukowski_and_me/Story?oid=192775

Not only do two videos on You Tube show Justiss reading poetry (“Angel’s Blue Hair” and “For Only You Will Be”), they also have him describing his writing process:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoDpu0bf5UY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sh-aS0aCtA&feature=related

His friends often refer to him as “the poet laureate of Jacksonville.”

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WINSTON GROOM NAMED
2011 HARPER LEE
AWARD RECIPIENT




Winston Groom of Point Clear, Ala., has been named the 2011 recipient of the Harper Lee Award for Alabama's Distinguished Writer of the Year. Groom will receive the award at the Alabama Writers Symposium in Monroeville on May 6 at the annual luncheon. The conference will meet May 5-7.



The Alabama Writers' Forum, a partnership program of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, coordinates the process to select the Harper Lee Award recipient annually from nominations from the field. The honor, made possible through a generous grant from George F. Landegger, is presented annually by Alabama Southern Community College at the Symposium.



"One of the first books my twin sons fell in love with was Winston Groom's Only," said Sue Brannan Walker, Alabama Writers' Forum board president and Poet Laureate of Alabama. "From his fabulous Forrest Gump book and film to my personal favorites, A Storm in Flanders and Patriotic Fire, Winston has impressed with his humor, his depth, his versatility, and his range of subject matter."



The author of 14 books, Groom gained literary fame when his novel Forrest Gump climbed to the top of The New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for twenty-one weeks. It has sold over 2.5 million copies in the United States alone and millions more worldwide on the heels of its blockbuster movie adaptation starring Tom Hanks. The book has also been reprinted in at least 13 countries.



The Harper Lee Award is made to a living, nationally recognized Alabama writer who has made a significant, lifelong contribution to Alabama letters. It includes a cash prize and a bronze sculpture by Frank Fleming of the Monroe County Courthouse clock tower. The courthouse is a setting for Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird. – “The Alabama Writers’ Forum Literary News”


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THE
WRONG
STUFF

H. Thomas Hayden, “Egyptian military is the wild card in democracy movement” (op-ed column in “Florida Times-Union”):

Unfortunately, as soon as the North Vietnamese took over the South, they quickly moved aside the National Liberation Front and not one of its members were part of the new communist government.

W.S. SAYS: Almost half a century ago, this editor had a high-stakes bet with “Birmingham News” copy desk slot-man Fred Adams that “none” always requires a singular verb. Fred won a dime when he flipped through the “Merriam-Webster English Dictionary” and cited their discussion. Okay, so it can be plural at times, depending on the sense. However, in the op-ed sentence above, the wording says “not one,” and that means “one” (or zero with the “not”), so the verb would have to be singular: “not one was part.”

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AN ADVICE
COLUMN FROM
“DEAR AGONY UNCLE”

DEAR AGONY UNCLE: I’m working on a chapter with third-person omniscience. I go into the perspective of my heroine, but, before I finish that, my Significant Other Being storms into the room ranting that I’m neglecting him. The paragraph goes about a page, and then I’m in the mind of the heroine’s niece for another page when there’s another interruption from the SOB about how selfish I am. I’m then perhaps working on a first-person, authorial insertion when, you got it, still another interruption occurs. What should I do? – Need Info Re POV and SOB PDQ

DEAR NEED INFO: This really won’t do. You are hopping all over the place on your points of view. Sort out your narrative and locate the POV that best serves all elements of your tale. Oh, find a quiet spot for writing, perhaps in another state.

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DEAR AGONY UNCLE: Our local paper doesn’t carry comics that have narratives, so I’ve been going online to follow Judge Parker, Apt. 3-G, Mary Worth, and others. During a two-week vacation with his wife, retired Judge Parker wrote his second novel and is on a visit to NYC to publicize his first novel. Jackie Thornton, who had a reputation for breaking up the marriages of her authors at the publishing house, was killed in an accident, and her young assistant seems to have her eye on the Judge or Sam Driver, or maybe just focusing on her career. Is this going to end well? – Worried to Death

DEAR WORRIED: Two weeks for a novice to complete a second (or third) novel? When Mickey Spillane needed money, he would check into a novel with his typewriter and a bottle of whiskey and emerge three days later with a Mike Hammer novel. Erle Stanley Gardner would go to a cabin with a Dictaphone or tape recorder and dictate a Perry Mason novel for his secretary to type up. John Creasy wrote 600 or so novels. It CAN be done. These techniques can produce fast-paced formulaic tales, not something that will match, say, Grisham, Clancy, or King. It’s unlikely to end well.

If “Dear Abby,” “Dear Annie,” or some other agony aunt has failed to address your writing problems, send them to hd3nson@hotmail.com<mailto:hd3nson@hotmail.com>.

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STUFF
FROM HITHER
AND YON


Why

and

How

To Write



This is the first of a four-part series that appeared in This Recording. Some others in the series were Joyce Carol Oates, Gene Wolfe, Philip Levine, Thomas Pynchon, Gertrude Stein, Eudora Welty, Don DeLillo, Anton Chekhov, Mavis Gallant, Stanley Elkin. Check it out at
http://thisrecording.com/today/2010/10/5/in-which-we-get-you-writing-something-dark-and-very-disturbe.html.

100 greatest
writers
of all time

This Recording’s editors Will Hubbard and Alex Carnevale will make you nod and shake your head as they argue that their list includes the most outstanding authors from the 21st Century back to the Ancient World.
http://thisrecording.com/today/2009/8/3/in-which-these-are-the-100-greatest-writers-of-all-time.html.

5 of the Best Free
Writing Software and Tools
for Aspiring Novelists

Peter Miller writes: “Whether you’re the next Jack Karouac or the next NaNoWriMo dropout, any novelist who takes the craft seriously is going to need the right tools to write.” Microsoft Office may not help with creative work, but Word’s spellchecker would tell him that he erred in the spelling of the “On the Road” writer. Miller discusses these tools: Notational Velocity with Simplenote Synch, Pomodairo (time management), Skim (note taking), LeechBlock (anti-distractions), and Scrivener’s Gold (organizing manuscripts). Go to http://www.friedbeef.com/5-of-the-best-free-writing-software-and-tools-for-aspiring-novelists/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Friedbeef+%28FriedBeef%27s+Tech%29&utm_content=Google+Reader.

How to: Publish
Your Book on
The Kindle

An article by A. Jurek in Blogcritics.org will help new authors have a leg up in getting their manuscripts published. Jurek takes you through the process step by step. He could emphasize this point: Make sure your manuscript sparkles and is free of errors in grammar, spelling, and content.
http://blogcritics.org/books/article/how-to-publish-your-book-on/

Grief,
Unedited and
Joyce Carol Oates

“A Widow’s Story” by Joyce Carol Oates has forked lightning because the writer re-married so soon after the death of her husband. The critics may be off base when they say she was cold-hearted or too objective, according to Ruth Davis Konigsberg, the author of “The Truth About Grief: The Myth of Its Five Stages and the New Science of Loss.” Go to
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/opinion/15Konigsberg.html?_r=1&ref=opinion.

Prescriptive
vs. Descriptive
Grammarians



Barton Swain reviews the late R. W. Burchfield’s third edition of “The New Fowler’s Modern English Usage.” English grammarians are divided into two camps: the prescriptive language experts (who apply rules) and the descriptive experts. Follow your favorite Fowlers at
http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/Use-value-6943.

Calvin Trillin
On
Memoirs

Interviewed by Sophie Roell, Calvin Trillin discusses five of his favorite memoirs. These include “The Liar’s Club” by Mary Karr, “Clinging to the Wreckage” by John Mortimer, “Growing Up” by Russell Baker, “This Boy’s Life: A Memoir” by Tobias Wolff, and “Omaha Blues: A Memory Loop” by Joseph Lelyveld. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/calvin-trillin-on-memoirs

Where words
Come from

The basic building blocks of English are the Anglo-Saxon words, which often combined with words from other languages (e.g., “will,” Anglo-Saxon; and “testament,” Latin). Have fun keeping up with words that have changed over time, just been made up, or were created in error. Go to
http://www.krysstal.com/wordname.html.

Matthew Prichard
On his grandmum
Agatha Christie

Mathew Prichard’s selection of his late grandmother’s literature reveals a master storyteller. His own family memories — and a definitive biography — show Agatha Christie as kind, shrewd and sensitive.
http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mathew-prichard-on-agatha-christie.

Self-Published Author
Amanda Hocking Makes
Millions from eBook Sales

Amanda Hocking was the typical frustrated. The Austin, Minn. resident was living paycheck to paycheck and had been rejected by publishers all over New York. She decided to go the ebook route and publish only that way. Result? Sales of 100,000 in December. She has gone from unknown writer to a millionaire scribe. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/01/self-published-author-amada-hocking_n_829906.html.

1,000 year old
'Irish Hamlet'
mystery: solved?

Joanne Rostron describes the quest of a University of Aberdeen academic to trace Hamlet’s name back earlier than Saxo Grammaticus’ “History of the Danes” (which called him “Amleth”). Dr. Lisa Collinson says his name in Gaelic means “grinding.” For more, go to
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-thousand-year-irish-hamlet-mystery.html

William Faulkner
Recordings now
Online at NPR

When William Faulkner spent two years as writer-in-residence at the University of Virginia, the readings, lectures, and Q&A sessions were recorded on reel-to-reel tapes.  http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128513514

World Book Night:
A book so good
they want to give
it to you for free

This widespread, personalized championing of books couldn't come at a better time, writes Gaby Wood in London’s “Daily Telegraph.” Expert readers are rare because everyone wants to be a writer, yet some predict that neither writer, agent, nor publisher will be able to make a living at it in the future. Read more at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/8360256/World-Book-Night-A-book-so-good-they-want-to-give-it-to-you-for-free.html.

James Hudnall
on
Writing

Graphic novelist James Hudnall has a book on writing coming out titled “The Secrets of Writing.” The section on rules of writing gives sound advice: e.g., avoid clichés, avoiding Political Correctness language, etc. http://thehud.com/writing/rules-of-writing/
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QUOTE FROM
A WRITER'S QUILL

How can you write if you can’t cry?

– Ring Lardner




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MEETINGS OF NFW
AND OTHER GROUPS;
SOME USEFUL LINKS

BARD SOCIETY: Every Wednesday: 7 p.m.; Frank Green 234-8383; Email frankgrn@comcast.net<mailto:frankgrn@comcast.net>

FIRST COAST CHRISTIAN WRITERS GROUP: Every Thursday, 6:45 p.m. at Charles Webb-Wesconett Library at the intersection of 103rd Street and Harlow Boulevard. Email: Dalyn_2@yahoo.com<mailto:Dalyn_2@yahoo.com> or Tlsl72@yahoo.com<mailto:Tlsl72@yahoo.com>,

FIRST COAST ROMANCE WRITERS: Second Saturday of each month; start time varies based on program; see website Chaffee Road Library; 1425 Chaffee Road South, Jacksonville. Info: President@firstcoastromancewriters.com<mailto:President@firstcoastromancewriters.com> and
www.firstcoastromancewriters.com<http://www.firstcoastromancewriters.com/>

MANDARIN WRITERS WORKSHOP: Second and fourth Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at S. Mandarin Library (corner of San Jose and Orange Picker Rd.). Larry Barnes at wordsandpics@bellsouth.net<mailto:wordsandpics@bellsouth.net>.

NORTH FLORIDA WRITERS: Second Saturday: 2 p.m. at Willowbranch Library; 2875 Park Street 32205; www.northfloridawriters.org<https://owa.fccj.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=https://owa.fccj.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.northfloridawriters.org>

THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA CHAPTER OF FLORIDA WRITERS ASSN.: fourth Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Ponte Vedra Library (between Jacksonville and St. Augustine). Vic DiGenti, FWA regional director. For more information, check www.fwapontevedra.blogspot.com<http://www.fwapontevedra.blogspot.com/> or www.windrusher.com<http://www.windrusher.com/>.

SISTERS IN CRIME: First Saturday of each month: 10:30 a.m. at Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32256; Sherry Czerniejewski, president Email sherrycz@aol.com<mailto:sherrycz@aol.com>

TODAY IN LITERATURE: http://www.todayinliterature.com/

THE PHRASE FINDER: http://www.phrases.org.uk/

POETRY DAILY: http://poems.com/

THROW GRAMMAR FROM THE TRAIN: http://throwgrammarfromthetrain.blogspot.com/

100 EXTENSIVE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD THAT ANYONE CAN ACCESS: https://maryandmacdesign.wordpress.com/

QUOTE INVESTIGATOR: http://quoteinvestigator.com/

REPRESENTATIVE POETRY ONLINE: http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/display/menupoet.cfm

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN: http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomainday

CLASSIC BOOKS FOR FREE DOWNLOADS: http://www.planetebook.com/


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THE
WRITE
STAFF

President: Stewart Neal (stewartneal@usa.net<mailto:stewartneal@usa.net>)

Vice President: Richard Levine (RichieL@clearwire.net<mailto:RichieL@clearwire.net>)

Secretary: Kathy Marsh (kathygmarsh@bellsouth.net<mailto:kathygmarsh@bellsouth.net>)

Treasurer: Howard Denson (hd3nson@hotmail.com<mailto:hd3nson@hotmail.com>)

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MEMBERSHIP
APPLICATION
FOR NORTH FLORIDA WRITERS

Membership is $15 for students, $25 for individuals, and $40 for a family. (Make out checks to WRITERS.) Mail your check to WRITERS, c/o Howard Denson, 1511 Pershing Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32205.

Name___________________________________________ _____________
St. address_________________________________ Apt. No. ____________
City ______________________________State _____ Zip ______________
E-mail address: __________________________________ _____________
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WRITERS
BORN
IN MARCH


1—Martial (40 A.D.), Po Tjiu-I (772), Rudolph Goclenius (1547), Johann B. Schup (Schuppius) (1610), Vittorio Bersezio (Carlo Nugelli) (1828), Ion Creanga (1837), William Dean Howells (1837), Lytton Strachey (1880), Ryunosuke Akutagawa (1892), Moriz Seeler (1896), Yorgos Seferis (1900), Pol le Roy (1905), David Niven (1910), Ralph Ellison (1914), Robert Lowell (1917), Howard Nemerov (1920), Richard Wilbur (1921), Kuczka Péter (1923), Camille E. Baly (1936), Jean-Edern Hallier (1936), Michael J[oseph] Kurland (1938), Franz Hohler (1943), Steven Barnes (1952);



2--  George Sandys (1578), Camille Desmoulins (1760), Evgeny Baratynsky (1800), Janos Arany (1817), Multatuli (1820), Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) (1904), Jan Fabricius (1909), Godfried (Jan Arnold) Bomans (1913), David Goodis (1917), Orrin Keepnews (1923), Philip K. Dick (1928), Tom Wolfe (1931), John Irving (1942), Peter Straub (1943), Mark Evanier (1952), Morioka Hiroyuki (1962), Michael Salinger (1962), Glenn Rubenstein (1976);



3--Edward Herbert (1583), Edmund Waller (1606), Thomas Otway (1652), William Godwin (1756), Charles Sealsfield (1793), Vissarion Belinsky (1811), Eduard Douwes Dekker (Multatuli) (1820), Fred Burnaby (1842), Alain (Emile-Auguste Chartier) (1868), Colonel Edward Thomas (1878), Floris H. L. Prims (1882), Tore Ørjasæter (1886), Beatrice Wood (1893), Juri Olescha (1899), Rabbe A. Enckell (1903), Artur Lundkvist (1906), Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar (1906), Aar van de Werfhorst (Pieter G. Jansen) (1907), Kenton Kilmer (1909), Roger Caillois (1913), Bert van Aerschot (1917), James Merrill (1926), Don Gibson (1928), G. Pausewang (1928), Hans Pieter Verhagen (1939), Owen Spencer-Thomas (1940), Roger Swaybill (1943);



4-- Lauritz de Thurah (1706), Charles Dibdin (1765), Johann Wyss (1782), Kristian Mandrup Elster (1841), Josip Jurcic (1844), Toru Dutt (1856), Thomas Sturge Moore (1870), Guy Wetmore Carryl (1873), Léon-Paul Fargue (1876), Bernhard Kellermann (1879), Channing Pollock (1880), Thomas Sigismund Stribling (1881), Emilio Prados (1899), Herbert Biberman (1900), Jean Joseph Rabearivelo (1901), George Gamow (1904), Meindert DeJong (1906), Boris N. Poveloi (Kampov) (1908), Taos Amrouche (1913), Giorgio Bassani (1906), Patrick Moore (1923), Alan Sillitoe (1928), Wally Bruner (1931), Dieter Meier (1945), David Franzoni (1947), Lindy Chamberlain (1948), James Ellroy (1948), Ofelia Medina (1950), Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951), Mark Chorvinsky (1954), Jim Dwyer (1957), Andrew Collins (1965), Khaled Hosseini (1965), Dav Pilkey (1966), Andrew Osmond (1967), Max Vergara Poeti (1983);



5-- Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky (1703), Jacob Wallenberg (1746), Wilhelm von Giesebrecht (1814), onstance Fenimore Woolson (1840), Isabella Gregory(1852), Frank Norris (1870), Arthur van Schendel (1874), Friedrich Schnack (1888), Fritz Usinger(1895), Julian Przybos (1901), Irving Fiske(1908), Joseph Tomelty (1911), Charles Fuller (1939), Michael D(iamond) Resnick (1942), Roy Gutman (1944), Mark Handley(1956), David Fury (1959), Yuri Lowenthal (1971), and Nelly Arcan (1973);



6-- Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475), Jean Luis Vives (1492), Luigi Alamanni (1495), Jan Zoet (1615), Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), Francis Atterbury (1663), John Alberti (1698), Giovanni Meli (1740), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806), George du Maurier (1834), Johan Bojer (1872), Ring Lardner (1885), Hugh Williams (1904), Will Eisner (1917), Roger Price, (1920), Gabriel García Márques (1928), Teru Miyamoto (1947), Jan Kjærstad (1953);



7-- Guillaume du Vair (1556), Jean Lebeuf (1687), Ewald Christian von Kleist (1715), Alessandro Manzoni (1785), Frantisek L Celakovsky (1799), Franz Grave von Pocci (1807), Judocus Smits (1813), Olegario Victor Andrade (1841), William Rockhill Nelson (1841), Luther Burbank (1849), Matilde Serao (Tuffolina) (1856), Paul Ernst (1866), Vera Fjodorova Panova (1905), Mircea Eliade (1907), Greta Schoon (1909), Leo Malet (1909), Mochtar Lubis (1919), Kobo Abe (1924), Jean-Paul Desbiens (1927), Georges Perec (1936), Harald Gerlach (1940), Paul Preuss (1942), Jorgen Theobaldy (1944), Stanley Schmidt (1944), Robert Harris (1957), Bret Easton Ellis (1964);



8-- Ede Szigligeti (1814), João de Deus (1830), Kenneth Grahame (1859), M. Lichnowsky (1879), Stuart Chase (1888), Gene Fowler (1890), Eric Linklater (1899), (Elmer Keith 1899), R. W. Schnell (1916), A. Marja (ATE Mooy) (1917), H. Kipphardt (1922), Sembene Ousmane (1923), Victor "Toby" Neuberg (1924), John McPhee (1931), Neil Postman (1931), Richard Farina (1937), George William Reed (1939), Jim Bouton (1939);



9-- Friederike C. Neuber (1697), Honore Mirabeau (1749), William Cobbett (1763), Taras Shevchenko (1814), Umberto Saba (1883), David Garnett (1892), Joseph Weinheber (1892), Vita Sackville-West (1892), Frank Arnau (1894), Peter C. Quennell (1905), Rex Warner (1905), Ed(uard) Hoornik (1910), Ger(ar)da Brautigam (1913), Frank Morrison “Mickey” Spillane (1918), Marie Cardinal (1929), Heere Heeresma (1932), Michael Kinsley (1951), Keven Wade (1954), Shashi Tharoor (1956), Jack Kenny (1958), and Michael Patrick MacDonald (1966);



10-- Constantine Huygens Jr. (1628), Lorenzo da Ponte (1749), Georg F. Creuzer (1771), Friedrich von Schlegel (1772), Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788), Samuel Ferguson (1810), Ina Donna Coolbrith (1842), Henry Watson Fowler (1858), Pim (Willem J.H.) Mulier (1865), Jakob Wassermann (1873), David M. Chumaceiro (1877), Karel van de Woestijne (1878), Nancy Cunard (1896), Heywood Hale Broun (1918), Boris Vian (1920), Manolis Anagnostakis (1925), Georges Dor (1931), Alfredo Zitarrosa (1936), David Rabe (1940), Laurie Langenbach (1947), Juliusz Machulski (1955), Anne MacKenzie (1960), and Felice Arena (1968);



11-- Torquato Tasso (1544), Hendrik L. Spieghel (1549), Isaac Elsevier (1596), Jan F. Willems (1793), Antonio C.G. Crespo (1846), Wobbe de Vries (1863), Jan Lemaire (1884), Josef Martin Bauer (1902), Dorothy Schiff (1903), Ronald Syme (1903), Maurits Wertheim (1904), Fitzroy Maclean (1911), Robert Clifford Latham (1912), Karl Krolow (1915), Ezra Jack Keats (1916), D.J. Enright (1920), F[rancis] M[arion] Busby Jr. (1921), A.X. Gwerder (1923), Ad(rianus C.) de Besten (1923), Adrienne Keith Cohen (1926), Rupert Murdoch (1931), Sam Donaldson (1934), Douglas Adams (1952), D.J. MacHale (1956), Flemming Rose (1958), Delia Gallagher (1970), and Christopher Rice (1978);



12--Johann Heinrich Hottinger (1620), John Aubrey (1626), Richard Steele (1672), George Berkeley (1685), Louis-Prosper Gachard (1800), Adolf A. Wolfschoon (1863), Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863), Philip Guedalla (1889), Þórbergur Þórðarson (1889), A. Evert Taube (1890), Kylie Tennant (1912), Irving Layton (1912), Jack Kerouac (1922), Harry (Maxwell) Harrison (1925), John Clellon Holmes (1926), Edward Albee (1928), U Win Tin (1929), John Gross (1935), M.A. Numminen (1940), Peter Whalley (1946), Mary Alice Williams (1949), Eliézer Niyitegeka (1952), Naomi Shihab Nye (1952), Carl Hiaasen (1953), Randall Kenan (1963), Steve Levy (1965), Jake Tapper (1969), Dave Eggers (1970), and Simon Young (1976);



13 -- John Theophilus Desaguliers (1683), Charles Bonnet (1720), Karl F. Schinkel (1781), Oswald Garrison Villard (1872), Balthazar H. Verhagen (1881), Emanuel Stickelberger (1884), Hugh S. Walpole (1884), Oskar Loerke (1884), Janet Flanner (1892), Dorothy Aldis (1896), Marcel Thiry (1897), Jan Lechon (1899), Albert Hughes Williams (1907), L(aFayette] Ron Hubbard (1911), Sergey Mikhalkov (1913), W.O. Mitchell (1914), Maria Vlamynck (1917), Jim Rodger (1922), Charles Sickman Corsen (1927), J. D. Slater (1929), Marc Dessauvage (1931), Barry Hughart (1934), Michael Walzer (1935), Mahmoud Darwish (1941), Andre Techine (1943), Charles Krauthammer (1950), Yuri Andrukhovych (1960), Robert Lanham (1971);



14-- F.G. Klopstock (1803), Théodore de Banville (1823), Alexandru Macedonski (1854), Algernon Blackwood (1869), Isadore Gilbert Mudge (1875), Carel T. Scharten (1878), Albert Einstein (1879), John P. Strijbos (1891), Arnold Chikobava (1898), Maurice (Jean Jacques) Merleau-Ponty (1908), Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues (1909), Horton Foote (1916), Macha Louis Rosenthal (1917), Max Shulman (1919), Colin Fletcher (1922), John Barrington Wain (1925), Joop F. Wolff (1927), Michael Caine (Maurice J. Micklewhite) (1933), Bertrand Blier (1939), Peter Paul Zahl (1944), Herman(us J.) van Veen (1945), Pam Ayres (1947), Michael Stedman (1949), Andrew Robinson (1957), Tad Williams (1957), Kevin Williamson (1965);



15— Johann Jakob Breitinger (1701), Branko Radicevic (1824), Paul von Heyse (1830), Augusta Gregory (1852), Lionel Pigot Johnson (1867), Gilberto Freye (1900), An Rutgers van der Loeff-Basenau (1910), Louis Paul Boon (1912), Richard Ellmann (1918), Lawrence Sanders (1920), Madelyn Pugh (1921), Louis Boon (1922), Juij Bondarew (1924), Robert Nye (1939), Jack Whyte (1939), Margo Coleman (1940), Jacques Doillon (1944), Mark J. Green (1945), Kate Bornstein (1948), Jennifer 8. Lee (1976), Jose Sanchez Zolliker (1976), F.V.A. Morriello (1985);



16--Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft (1581), Gerbrant A. Bredero (1585), René Le Bossu (1631), Contessa Marie Madeleine La Fayette (1634), Bengt Lidner (1757), Peter Ernst von Lasaulx (1805), Ernest Feydeau (1821), Camilo Castelo Branco (1825), Maxim Gorki (1868), F. A. Forbes (1869), Ethel Anderson (1883), Francisco Ayala (1906), Samael Aun Weor (1927), Sid Fleischman (1920), Geoffrey Freeman Allen (1922), Harding Lemay (1922), Jerry Lewis (Joseph Levitch) (1926), Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927), Don Richard Carpenter (1931), Margaret (Edith) Weis (1948), Alice Hoffman (1952), Kate Worley (1958);



17-- Daniel van Papenbroeck (1628), Alexander Knox (1757), Ebenezer Elliott (1781), Karl Ferdinand Gutzkow (1811), Jean Ingelow (1820), Oskar Peschel (1826), Kristian Elster (1881), Urmuz (Demetru Dem. Demetrescu-Buzau) (1883), Paul Green (1894), Boris N. Poveloi (Kampov) (1908), Bayard Rustin (1910), Arthur Basil Cotle (1917), Siegfried Lenz (1926), Kenneth S. Goldstein (1927), Nancy Sheehan (1927), James Morrow (1947), William (Ford) Gibson (1948), Marc Gunn (1972;



18--Cornelis Ketel (1548), Manuel de Faria e Sousa (1590), Matthew Decker (1679), Friedrich Hebbel (1813), William Cosmo Monkhouse (1840), Stéphane Mallarmé (1842), Michael G. de Boer (1867), Bernard Cronin (1884), Marianne (Goudeket-)Philips (1886), Robert P. Tristram Coffin (1892), Wilfred Owen (1893), Srecko Kosovel (1904), William Hutchinson Murray (1913), Richard Thomas Condon (1915), Bob Broeg (1918), Egon Bahr (1922), George Plimpton (1927), Christa Wolf (1929), John Updike (1932), Hans Peter Bleuel (1936), Wolfgang Bauer (1941), Joy Fielding (1945), Patrick Barlow (1947), Richard Kretchmer (1950), Luc Besson (1959), and Max Barry (1973);



19—Benedetto Varchi (1503), Tobias Smollett (1721), Zacharias H. Alewijn (1742), Patricius Walker (William Allingham) (1824), Ulrika "Minna" Cant-Johnstown (1844), Willem H. de Beaufort (1845), Josef Albers (1888), L. O'Flaherty (1897), Irving Wallace (Wallechinsky) (1916), Kjell Aukrust (1920), Philip Roth (1933), Renée Taylor (1933), Borge Andersen (1934), Bigas Luna (1945), Jorma Taccone (1977);


20 -- Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) (43 BC), Friedrich Hölderlin (1770),
Karl August Nicander (1799), Thomas Cooper (1805), Ned Buntline (Edward Zane Carroll Judson) (c1813), Carel Vosmaer (1826), Henrik Ibsen (1828), Auguste Bender (1846), Louis Marie Émile Bertrand (1866), Obe Postma (1868), Karin Michaelis (1872), Börries von Münchhausen (1874), S V Vegesack (1888), athryn Forbes (1902), Donald Featherstone (1918), Carl Reiner (1922), Ray Goulding (1922), Shaukat Siddiqui (1923), David Malouf (1934), Elizabeth Gille (1937), Gerard Malanga (1943), Jay Ingram (1945), John Eastburn Boswell (1947), Curt Smith (1951), Liana Kanelli (1954), Spike Lee (1957), Touré (1971), Andrzej Pilipiuk (1974);



21 -- Jean Paul (1763), Geoffrey Dearmer (1893), Richard Leslie Hill (1901),  William Downie Forrest (1902), Phyllis McGinley (1905), John Paxton (1911), Peter Bull (1912),  Frank Hardy (1917), Geoffrey Pinnington (1919), Peter Brook (1925), Madison Jones (1925), Andre Delvaux (1926), Virginia Weidler (1926), Peter Hacks (1928), Hubert Fichte (1935), Mark Waid (1962);



22 -- Antonio Francesco Grazzini (1503), Edward Moore (1712), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728), Heinrich D Zschokke (1771), Theodor Birt (1852), Arnold Sauwen (1857), Ellen Glasgow (1874), Giulia D De Albertis (1896), Ellin MacKay Berlin (1902), Jochen Klepper (1903), Phyllis McGinley (1905), Albrecht Goes (1908), Gabrielle Roy (1909), Jack Popplewell (1909), Nicholas Monsarret (1910), Georgiy Zhzhonov (1915), Stewart Stern (1922), Dmitri Antonovitch Volkogonov (1928), Igor Hajek (1931), Leslie Thomas (1931), William Shatner (1931), Alan Bleasdale (1936), Billy Collins (1941), Rudy/Rudolf (von Bittner) Rucker (1946), Wolf Blitzer (1948);



23-- John Bartram (1699), Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper (1808), Aleksej F. Pisemski (1821), Eduard Schlagintweit (1831), Alexandru D. Xenopol (1847), Sir Thomas Chapais (1858), Roger Martin du Guard (1881),
Encarnacion Alzona (1895), Erich Fromm (1900), Francis Berry (1915), H. C. Allen (1917), Wolfgang Altendorfer (1921), Barry Cryer (1936), Jim Trelease (1941), Walter Rodney (1942), Nils-Aslak Valkeapää (1943), Kim Stanley Robinson (1952), Steven Saylor (1956), Oscar Michael Moore (1960), Terry Sweeney (1960), Gary Whitehead (1965), Mitch Cullin (1968);


24-- Arai Hakuseki (1657), Jose F. de Isla (Francisco de Salazar) (1703), Joel Barlow (1754), Robert Hamerling (1830), John Wesley Powell (1834), William Morris (1834), Honoré Beaugrand (1848), Silas Hocking (1850), Olive Schreiner (1855), Harry Houdini (Erich Weiss) (1874), Top Naeff (Anthonetta van Rhijn-N-Naeff) (1878), John Knittel (1891), Gianna Manzini (1896), Malcolm Muggeridge (1903), Andre Christiaens (1905), Pura Santillan-Castrence (1905), John Cameron Swayze (1906), Janet Harmon Bragg (1907), Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya (1907), Donald Hamilton (1916), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), Wilson Harris (1921), Dario Fo (1926), Martin Walser (1927), Peter Bichsel (1935), David Irving (1938), Ian Hamilton (1938), Pieter W. Coetzer (1947), Irina Ratushinskaya (1954);



25-- Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher (1594), Louis Moréri (1643),  Paul de Rapin (1661), Paulin Paris (1800),  Jose de Espronceda y Delgado (1808), Alexander Ivanovich Herzen (1812), Gustaaf D.F.L. Schamelhout (1869), Louis Dosfel (1881), Mary Gladys Webb (1891), Veit Valentin (1885), Marten Baersma (M.H. Bottema) (1890), Bella Spewack (1899), Jacques Audiberti (1899), Alan J. P. Taylor (1905), Marthe Robert (1914),  Flannery O'Connor (1925), Gloria Steinem (1934), Jacqueline Lichtenberg (1942),  Richard O'Brien (1942), Elli Stai (1954),  Thom Loverro (1954),  Jim Uhls (1957), Fred Goss (1961);



26 -- Conrad Gessner (1516), William Wollaston (1659), Nathaniel Bowditch (1773), Louise Otto (1819), Eliza Laurillard (1830), Betsy Perk (Christina E.) (1833), Edward Bellamy (1850), A(lfred) E(dward) Housman (1859), Serafín Álvarez Quintero (1871), Robert Frost (1874), Duncan Hines (1880), Jozef Arras (1890), James B. Connant (1899), Joseph Campbell (1904), Viktor Emil Frankl (1905), Betty MacDonald (Anne E. Campbell Bard) (1908), Tennessee Williams (Thomas Lanier) (1911), Sterling Hayden (Sterling Relyea Walter) (1916), Bob Elliott (1923), Gregory Corso (1930), Leonard Nimoy (1931), Richard Dawkins (1941), Erica Jong (Mann) (1942), Robert Woodward (1943), Patrick Süskind (1949), Martin Short (1950), Chris Hansen (1959), Natsuhiko Kyogoku (1963), Martin McDonagh (1970);


27-- Benjamin Neukirch (1665), Francesco Antonio Zaccaria (1714), Michael Bruce (1746), Alfred V Comte de Vigny (1797), A Glabbrenner (1810), Frank Frost Abbott (1860), Patty Smith Hill (1868), Heinrich Mann (1871), Marie Under (1883), Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoglu (1889), Thorne Smith (1892), Jacques (Izaak) den Haan (1908), Golo Mann (), (Gottfried) (1909), Budd Schulberg (1914), Denton Welch (1915), Simon van Collem (1919), Stefan Wul (1922), Louis Simpson (1923), Shusaku Endo (1923), Anthony Lewis (1927), Bob den Uyl (1930), Abelardo Castillo (1935), Michael York (1942), Michael Jackson, U.K. (1942), Walt Mossberg (1947), Patrick McCabe (1955), Clare Lucy Madeleine Evans (1960), Quentin Tarantino (1963), Pauley Perrette (1969);



28-- Arnold Houbraken (1660), William Byrd (1674), Andrew Kippis (1725), Sophie Mereau (1770), Georg Heinrich Pertz (1795), Alexandre Herculano de Carvalho e Araújo (1810), Arsène Houssaye (1815), James Darmesteter (1849), Maxim Gorky (1868), Karel MJF Cruysberghs (1891), Nelson Algren (1909),
Myfanwy Piper (1911), J. L. Austin (1911), A(rthur) Bertram Chandler (1912), Bohumil Hrabal (1914), Edward Anhalt (1914), Gerhart Fritsch (1924), Amelia Rosselli (1930), Sven Oskar Lindqvist (1932), Mario Vargas Llosa (1936), Russell Banks (1940), Iris Chang (1968), Lauren Weisberger (1977);


29--Vitsentzos Kornaros (1553), John Lightfoot (1602), Alexander Chalmers (1759), Constantine S. Aksakov (1817), Amelia Barr (1831, Joseph Schmidlin (1876), Howard Lindsay (1889), Ivan Goll (1891), Cecil Lewis (1898), Frans U. Kailas (1901), Marcel Aymé (1902), Yvonne Waegemans (1909), R. S. Thomas (1913), Julia Montgomery Walsh (1923), Sheila Kitzinger (1929), Jacques Brault (1933), Eric Idle (1943), John Suchet (1944);


30--Maimonedes (1135), Jethro Tull (1674), John Hawkins (1719), Anna Sewell (1820), John Fiske (Edmund Fisk Green) (1842), Paul M. Verlaine (1844), Sean O'Casey (1880), Erwin Panofsky (1892), Jean Giono (1895), Heinz Risse (1898), Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay (1899), Countee Cullen (1903), Andrew Rodger Waterson (1912), McGeorge Bundy (1913), Herbert Asmodi (1923), Milton Acorn (1923), Tom Sharpe (1928), Ted Morgan (1932), Gerrit Komrij (1944), Efstratios Grivas (1966);


31-- René Descartes (1596), Andrew Marvell (1621), Edward FitzGerald (1809), Nikolay Przhevalsky (1839), Andrew Lang (1844), Borisav "Bora" Stankovic (1876), Ion Pillat (1891), Vardis A Fisher (1895), Robert Brasillach (1909), Octavio Paz (1914), Marga (Sara Voeten-) Minco (1920), Leo Buscaglia (1924), John Fowles (1926), John Jakes (1932), Nichita Stanescu (1933), Judith Rossner (1935), Richard Chamberlain (1935), Valerie Curtin (1945), David Eisenhower (1948).