A disclaimer: If you’re an oversensitive feminist and object to 2 out of my 3 writers being white men, I empathize with you, but I can’t help you. In fact, nobody can. I encourage you to keep bashing geniuses. It just shows how stupid you are. The next generation will be dumber because they listened to you. It narrows-down the competition. Hopefully, that’ll help me to get published, but I doubt it.

Charles Bukowski

1. Bukowski recognizes that much of male behavior is governed by what other men do, and what other men do, is governed by women. Society survives because of the relationship between men and women, and it crumbles when they can’t get along. I love Bukowski’s poetry. My favorite collections are: What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire and The Last Night of Earth Poems. Bukowski is most famous for his Novel Ham on Rye. However, it’s not my favorite. Post Office chronicles the absurdities of working as a government employee. I work in the public school system, and it’s frightening to see the similarities between how we educate our children and how the Government manages the mail.

Ernest Hemingway

2. Liking Hemingway is a bit cliché, and I must confess, I didn’t read him until much later in life. I don’t like his greatest works: The Sun Also Rises and For Whom the Bell Tolls. They were too formal for me. I don’t like the language. There’s no humor in it. Hemingway was too serious. He got up at the crack of dawn and began bleeding at his typewriter. Anybody who stands at attention for 6 hours and types is not allowing the word to work its magic. With that said, I enjoyed The Old Man and the Sea. It’s a simple tale about life and death, written when Hemingway had dementia and was nearly insane. In fact, Hemingway was writing about death his whole life, and it was the love of a beautiful woman who gave him the stamina to write one last great work before he blew his brains out with a shotgun. Hemingway’s death was poetic, just like a Jackson Pollock painting.

Sylvia Plath

3. Sylvia is one of the few female literary geniuses. With that said, most women have more ability at reading and writing when compared to men. This is statistically evident through English Language scores on a Global Scale. I know, because I did a research project on it during my Doctorate Degree in Education. In Seattle, the elites believe that men and women are socialized differently, which explains their differing aptitudes. They don’t believe that there are any differences among men and women in cognition, only in socialization. I don’t believe this. I believe statistics, which shows that men are more likely to have learning disabilities, while also being more likely to be geniuses. On the normal curve, women cluster around the average, and there are more men found at the extremes (This could be due to the XX versus XY chromosomes. Women have a backup X chromosome. However, I’m not a scientist, so it’s only my theory). I like Sylvia’s poetry collections: Winter Trees and Ariel. The Bell Jar is a great novel. There is such a range of emotion in her poetry. My favorite poem of hers is Daddy. In this poem, she discusses her feelings of losing her father. She sounds like an upset little girl. I like her poetry because it’s honest and feminine. Sadly, Sylvia battled with depression and was in and out of insane asylums her whole life. She killed herself with gas.

8 thoughts on “Increase Your Writing Inspiration with My Top 3 Literary Geniuses

  1. They don’t study women enough to know who is more developmentally challenged or a genius. If there even is an idea of what an actual genius is.

    As well, the people you picked are definitely highly relevant in literary spaces and most people that aren’t mentally ill and know what most people like and are inspired by, they can appreciate them regardless of personality.


    But, nice selection. I don’t read enough to have inspiration from other writers.

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