"Yeah, it doesn't really matter whether you put your name on it or not. Whichever you personally feel more comfortable doing is fine. And I did think at first that there is the chance that people could steal the poems, but I think there's a…"
"I agree. When I first considered participating, I thought about how easy it would be for someone to steal the poem or something, but I came to the conclusion that 1. it's not probable and 2. if someone found a poem that they needed or connected…"
"I write a lot, and though I often want my work to be taken seriously, I feel like being taken seriously is overrated. As much as I like to sometimes attach a name to my art, when it comes to poetry, I don't really care. I want what I write to…"
"I love this idea more than words can say. The question though, is do we put our name on it. If not, we writers would often find other people claiming our work. As rediculous as it sounds, that is one of my biggest fears. The terror of a stolen art…"
"Either the lyrics to "Fitter Happier" by Radiohead or the words "Trapeze Swinger"
"Fitter Happier" a pretty accurate description of just, like general life struggle. It's really honestly not even that much of a…"
"Right now I'm reading Submarine by Joe Dunthorne, which is hilarious if you have a high tolerance for gross pseudo-intellectual teenage boy antics, and Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, which is simultaneously beautiful and terrifying in the way…"
"AHHH!! I LOVE THIS!! SO MUCH!! Like guerilla art for writers :)..so genius! I leave notes in library books because I like the thought of surprising someone and brightening their day...but this is like so much better! totally gonna start :) "
"Oliver, I really like your idea! Do you think that instead of leaving the envelope in a public space, one could hand it to somebody with some kind of greeting? Like "Happy poetry!" or something? There's no guarantee…"
"I hear a lot of people criticize the state of our culture and the intelligence of the current generation of you people, but I think that we have really never been as bad off as it seems, and nerdfighters are a testament to this.
Also it's my…"
"This whole project could be a disappointment and it could fail beyond repair. But that's what made me admire it's brilliance. Fair enough, people could ill-treat our hard work and dedication, but doesn't the idea of an individual…"
My name is Oliver. I like indie music, classic literature, art, comic books, etc. Also I'm very bad at describing myself.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Books: The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, Watership Down by Richard Adams, Animal Farm by George Orwell, The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradburry, and The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter.
Favorite Movies: Donnie Darko, Pulp Fiction, Requiem For a Dream, V For Vendetta, The Big Lebowski, Raising Arizona, Wristcutters, Juno, Sunshine Cleaning, Little Miss Sunshine, Inception, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and The Matrix.
Favorite Bands: Radiohead, Pink Floyd, The Flaming Lips, The Strokes, MGMT, The National, Cage The Elephant, Tegan and Sara, Modest Mouse, The Dodos, Bear Hands, Los Campesinos, Arctic Monkeys, She & Him, The Beatles, Coldplay, Vampire Weekend, Matt and Kim, The New Pornographers, The Mountains Goats, etc.
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?