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15 Writer’s Bedrooms

By Harriet Staff

This post from Apartment Therapy features the bedrooms of 15 writers. Among them: William Burroughs, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson and, well, 12 others.

From the post:

It’s true; we find the secret lives of others fascinating. Especially if those others are writers. We get to know them through their work, and we yearn to learn more about them as people…

We feel a kinship, with their experiences or with their characters, and we begin to imagine what their lives must be like. We read biographies about them, tour their homes and visit their graves, all in an effort to gain insight into their own particular genius. And nowhere is the essence of the artist more present than in the bedroom. It’s here that one can intuit much about a writer’s process. Is it a hermit’s lair? A sanctuary? A work space? Is it the place where they do all of their best work, or the place that allows them to leave that work behind?

Whatever it may be, often what it is most is a space that reminds us that, genius aside, writers are people… just like you and I.


Posted in Poetry News on Friday, March 30th, 2012 by Harriet Staff.