Writer Sorina Higgins on “My Life in Art”

Inside Lehigh Valley Arts

The poet Charles Williams once said that anyone who desires to write about God must desire to write excellently. Of course, somebody who wants to write about God faces all kinds of dilemmas besides the purely technical: the ineffable nature of the divine, for instance, since the metaphysical is by definition beyond description. And shouldn’t everybody who wants to write do so excellently? Why limit that injunction to writing about God? And why limit it to writing? Isn’t it even more important to live excellently?

The practical problem is that the so-called “Western” world is kind of caught between artistic time periods right now. Well, and there’s that other little practical problem, too: there’s an economic recession on, and it hasn’t been easy to make it financially as an artist for a couple of centuries. We’re kind of caught in a stylistic vacuum, wondering what will come next and who…

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About Sørina Higgins

Sørina Higgins is a PhD student in English and Presidential Scholar at Baylor University. She also serves as Chair of the Language and Literature Department at Signum University, online. Her latest publication is an academic essay collection on "The Inklings and King Arthur" (Apocryphile Press, December 2017). Her interests include British Modernism, the Inklings, Arthuriana, theatre, and magic. She holds an M.A. from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. Sørina blogs about British poet Charles Williams at The Oddest Inkling, wrote the introduction to a new edition of Williams’s "Taliessin through Logres" (Apocryphile, 2016), and edited Williams’s "The Chapel of the Thorn" (Apocryphile, 2014). As a creative writer, Sørina has published two books of poetry, "The Significance of Swans" (2007) and "Caduceus" (2012).

One thought on “Writer Sorina Higgins on “My Life in Art”

  1. Sharon says:

    This is a great post. A good rally cry to keep creating!

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