About Roman Payne

Roman Payne helped to found CityRoom, Inc. and now serves as its Director, and as its European Managing Editor. Payne was born in Seattle and has been an internet entrepreneur since the late-1990s, with a focus on literature. He founded the social-network www.culturalbook.com and authored five literary-fiction novels. For more information about Roman Payne, please visit his website: http://www.romanpayne.com.

Introduction to the ‘Polylocal Persona’ in Poetry

Quote by Polylocal Poet, Pietros Maneos

The Art of the Label

On the Creation of Coffee, Wine, and Tea Labels for Modern Appreciation .  .  . PART ONE – THE SOUL OF THE GRAPHIC DESIGNER IN THE 21st CENTURY A word to professional graphic artists in this second decade of our 21st Century… (and likewise to you who are novices in apprenticeage to become graphic artists […]

Drop Of Free Water

The paragraphs below were prepared as part of an upcoming Writers’ Workshop led by Roman Payne, author of The Wanderess .  The seven-day workshop will be held on a 48-foot luxury sailing yacht based on the Adriatic Sea, Split, Croatia as Gold One sails the amazingly beautiful Dalmatian Coast.  [For more information:] Character Development – […]

The lot of author to be read before bed

“The lot of the bride to be wed before bed desired until rotten. The lot of author to be read before bed admired then forgotten”. – Roman Payne Roman Payne  

Rooftops and love songs

“It was a time i slept many rooms, called myself by many names. I wandered through the quarters of the city like alluvium wanders the river banks. I Knew every kind of joy , ascents of every hue. Mine was the twilight and the morning. Mine was world of rooftops and love songs.” — Roman […]

I am sleeping

“I like the posture, but not the yoga.I like the inebriated morning, but not the opium. I like the flowers but not the garden,the moment but not the dream. Quiet,my love. Be still. I am sleeping.” (Roman Payne) Roman Payne  

Alexander the Great slept with The lliad

“They say Alexander the Great slept with The lliad’ beneath his pillow. Through I have never led an army, I am a wanderer. During the waning moon, I cradle Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ as if it were the sweet body of woman.” – Roman Payne Roman Payne  

O Wine

“O, Wine! The Truth-Serum So Potent That All Those Who Wish to Live Happy Lives Should Abstain From Drinking It Entirely!… Except Of Course When They Are Alone. – Roman Payne, The Wanderess” Roman Payne  

A Train Station

“I’m as dirty as A Glass roof in A Train Station (Leonard Cohen)” Roman Payne  

She was free in her wildness

“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city.” – Roman Payne, The Wanderess