Peeking Into Ira’s Soul

""Practice any art," Kurt Vonnegut wrote.  "...music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage..."Practice any art...no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what's inside you, to make your soul grow." Ira Sayles, 1817-1894, practiced art, writing essays and poems throughout … Continue reading Peeking Into Ira’s Soul

Talented Tuesday: The Poet, Ira Sayles

Ira Sayles was born in Burrillville, Rhode Island on March 30, 1817.  He learned his letters by the age of three and as a child on the family's Tioga County, Pennsylvania farm Ira spent every available moment reading.  After apprenticing with a Genesse Valley, New York cloth dresser for several years, Ira had saved enough … Continue reading Talented Tuesday: The Poet, Ira Sayles