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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

A Review: A Twist of the Wit by Dylan Brody

| July 30, 2011

Dylan Brody is to storytelling what John Coltrane is to jazz instrumentals. Just as Coltrane never just “played” a song, but made every note his own and shaped them into something new and unique, so Dylan Brody never just “tells” a story. He treats the very words like musical notes, shaping them, bending them, shifting […]

The Parables of Dylan Brody

| July 26, 2010

“A parable is a brief, succinct story, in prose or verse, that illustrates a moral or religious lesson. It differs from a fable in that fables use animals, plants, inanimate objects, and forces of nature as characters, while parables generally feature human characters. It is a type of analogy.” (from Wikipedia) When those of us […]

Dylan Brody and the Art of Storytelling

| June 13, 2010

If you follow this blog, you know that I’m trying to develop myself as a storyteller (The Bus, the Bench, and the Chamber of Doom text version | audio version). They say if you want to be a writer you should read great writers. So I figure if I want to be a storyteller, I […]

Do We Shape the Stories Or Do The Stories Shape Us?

| June 5, 2010

From comedian and storyteller Dylan Brody: “At one point a man that I work with a lot came to me and said, ‘Okay, I’m working on this story, and I think it’s like one of yours–it’s personally revealing–but I can’t figure out what the point is in it.’ And that was when it dawned on […]

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