John  Canyon

Lisa
1,642 books | 929 friends

Selby
1,705 books | 88 friends

Mark Hems
348 books | 344 friends

Nichola...
525 books | 986 friends

Ian
Ian
298 books | 28 friends

Claudia...
81 books | 18 friends

Aaron W...
396 books | 916 friends

Teresa ...
35 books | 321 friends

More friends…

John Canyon

Goodreads Author


Born
in The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson

Member Since
March 2016

URL


A radical poet from Arizona, US. A writer of both fiction and poetry. His Work includes themes dealing with the alienation of the individual in the modern world, the spirituality of the natural world in juxtaposition, personal confessions and experiences, along with philosophical statements and observations. John Canyon is a master of both poetry and prose. His writing has been described as classical in ways, modern in others. His book "A First Utterance", a selection of his early poetry is available now completely FREE from his website.

To ask John Canyon questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

John Canyon Finding the time and the desire to write is my only block. I tend to only write when the mood strikes me, which is horrible when it comes to…moreFinding the time and the desire to write is my only block. I tend to only write when the mood strikes me, which is horrible when it comes to completing work. However, when I do write, it is natural, and it is profuse, and it flows easily. I don't ever stare at a white page wondering what to say. I have too much within needing expression.(less)
John Canyon There is a catharsis and a learning in writing thoughts and experiences on paper and then reflecting upon it.
Average rating: 4.75 · 4 ratings · 0 reviews · 1 distinct work
A First Utterance

4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Throughout the entire course of my life I have been plagued by an obsessive and addictive personality disorder. Whatever I find comforts me in any way at once becomes a habit, that endures even beyond pleasure to become itself a burden. The nature of addiction itself is that it long endures as a habit beyond its pleasurable experience. The main dilemma I face is that my obsessions make life in...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on November 23, 2018 20:43 • 3 views

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Complete Poems
John Canyon is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Leaves of Grass
John Canyon is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Beyond Good and Evil
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

John’s Recent Updates

John Canyon is 10% done with The Complete Poems
The Complete Poems by John Keats
The Complete Poems
by John Keats
progress: 
 
Rate this book
Clear rating
John Canyon is 10% done with Leaves of Grass
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Leaves of Grass
by Walt Whitman
progress: 
 
Rate this book
Clear rating
John Canyon is currently reading
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Rate this book
Clear rating
John Canyon rated a book really liked it
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Rate this book
Clear rating
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
John Canyon wants to read
Sevastopol by Leo Tolstoy
Rate this book
Clear rating
John Canyon rated a book really liked it
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Rate this book
Clear rating
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
John Canyon and 116 other people liked Lizzy's review of Leaves of Grass:
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
"In Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman sings nature and his symbiosis with America, he sings the universe and his awareness of it all, but above all he sings the people and their quest for individuality and immortality. ‘The proof of a poet is that his c..." Read more of this review »
John Canyon and 156 other people liked Selby's review of Leaves of Grass:
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
"Whitman used to right fake reviews under false names for Leaves of Grass and send them to publishers, newspapers, and periodicals. I love that about him. So over the top. He had love for everything. Especially himself. As for the quality of the wo..." Read more of this review »
John Canyon and 198 other people liked Lisa's review of Notes from Underground:
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
"Bravo, Dostoyevsky! This is the perfect, absolutely accurate and universal portrait of the insecure, self-conscious egomaniac - pitiful and dangerous, on a negative quixotic rampage against himself, society and the laws of nature he despises but c..." Read more of this review »
John Canyon is now following Nataliya's reviews
3672777
More of John's books…
“Life is a wealth. Spend it right!”
John Canyon

“A philosophy must be lived and be within the life we live. It should not be a battle in jargon or terms.”
John Canyon

“The search for meaning is in itself the meaning.”
John Canyon

“When speaking authoritatively one can not help but offend some or all. Doesn't mean anything. Let it be said I speak with conviction, even if I do offend.”
John Canyon

“Life is a wealth. Spend it right!”
John Canyon

“A philosophy must be lived and be within the life we live. It should not be a battle in jargon or terms.”
John Canyon

“The search for meaning is in itself the meaning.”
John Canyon

26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 29456 members — last activity 2 hours, 39 min ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit ...more
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 90377 members — last activity 14 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
187001 Newest Literary Fiction — 386 members — last activity 27 minutes ago
Discover and share your discovery of the most recently published literary fiction. If you love reading novels before anyone else decides they are good ...more
13824 Literary Darkness — 3596 members — last activity 11 minutes ago
This group is dedicated to an appreciation of important works of literature, both classic and contemporary... that happen to fall into the category of ...more



No comments have been added yet.