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The Nickel Boys

“The white boys bruised differently than the black boys and called it the Ice Cream Factory because you came out with bruises of every color. The black boys called it the White House because that was its official name and it fit and didn’t need to be embellished. The White House delivered the law and […]

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Rhythm is a form cut into time, as Ezra Pound said […] Rhythm is all about recurrence and change. It is poetry’s way of charging the depths, hitting the fathomless. It is oceanic. Edward Hirsch How to Read A Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry (1999)

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of course i want to be successful but i don’t crave success for me i need to be successful to gain enough milk and honey to help those around me succeed From rupi kaur’s milk and honey.  Milk and honey is equally heart-wrenching and heartwarming. Some of it, especially the first part “the hurting,” is a […]

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clementinevonradics: My second full-length collection, Dream Girl, is for sale ONLY through Where Are You Press until December 15th. All copies will be signed. All copies will be shipped by December 20th.Only 500 will be sold. Clementine von Radics collection  “Mouthful of Forevers” is so stunning, I preordered this without thinking twice.  

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Haiku by a Robot Seven hundred tenSeven hundred elevenSeven hundred twelve by Nathan Beifuss, Age 9, California Apparently this is from Highlights magazine, as discovered by Zach Whalen, who wrote a really interesting post on the poetics of haikus by robots.

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teachingliteracy: Book nook. (by readywater)

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The Colorless Murakami

Here are a few thoughts I had while reading Haruki Murakami’s current novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. A book I didn’t hate, but didn’t particularly like, either. This includes hints at major plot points, so be warned if you care about spoilers.  This is the first time the prose of a […]

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Any time a writer tells you where a book starts, he is lying, because I don’t think he knows. John Gregory Dunne (via theparisreview)

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I don’t go to live shows that often anymore. These days I “support the artist” after academic workshops.

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farmingtonlibrary: book sculpture by Madrid-based Spanish artist Alicia Martín (x)