Difference Between Talent And Genius – Jack Grapes

Film Courage: I like it…that’s your next book.

Jack Grapes, Artist, Writer, Author, Instructor:  Let’s see, first there is Dante Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here (that would be one). The second would be Call Me Ishmael and the third would be Art Is Fraught With Danger!

Film Courage: By Jack Grapes.

Jack: It’s good to remember. All of us who are writers or actors or filmmakers or whatever, we should write that and put it in our room to remind us Art Is Fraught With Danger!

Film Courage: Is that a personal mission statement?…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

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Jack Grapes is an award-winning poet, playwright, actor, teacher, and the editor and publisher of ONTHEBUS, one of the top literary journals in the country. He has won several publishing grants and Fellowships in Literature from the National Endowment for the Arts. He’s also received nine Artist-in- Residence Grants from the California Arts Council to teach writing in various schools throughout Los Angeles. He is the author of 13 books of poetry, including TREES, COFFEE, AND THE EYES OF DEER, and BREAKING DOWN THE SURFACE OF THE WORLD. A spoken-word CD, Pretend, was recently issued by DePaul University. He is also author of a chapbook of poems and paintings titled AND THE RUNNING FORM, NAKED, BLAKE. His most recent publication is LUCKY FINDS, a boxed set of 50 cards that extend and parody the dynamic artistic productions of high-modernist poets such as Ezra Pound and Charles Olson. For more information on Jack’s classes, please visit here.


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