“Maybe this is why so many of us write ‘autofiction’: because we are still stories, because we aren’t real bodies yet.”
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Books I’ve Read July-September 2022
It’s been a long year, and there is still a lot of year waiting to deteriorate. I’m trying get back into the habit of not only reading, but of reading and writing about it.
Poetry As A Form of Resistance
I spent World Poetry Day this year with two excellent, German-language collections: Grenzwerte by Max Czollek and Mein Name ist Ausländer by Semra Ertan.
What White People Don’t Want to Hear (But Should Know) About Racism
“Doch die sogenannten Rassismuserfahrungen weißer Menschen sind nicht die gleichen, die ich mache. Wer zuvor gut aufgepasst hat, weiß, dass sich weiße Menschen selbst zu einer überlegenen Rasse erklärten. Diese Theorie trugen sie während der Kolonialisierung in fast jeden Winkel der Welt. Es stimmt also, dass weiße Menschen in diesen Momenten die Auswirkungen von Rassismus …
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My Instagram #2018BestNine
My 9 most-liked images on Instagram of 2018. Seems about right, my year was pretty much dominated by (working next to) Lindau harbor, trips to Kleinwalsertal, Brandnertal, books, and her. Happy holidays, my friends, may 2019 bring more peace, health, and blog posts.
Authors are actors, books are theaters Wallace Stevens
The poem is a capsule where we wrap up our punishable secrets. William Carlos Williams(Hirsch 1999, p.13)
How Emily Dickinson Recognized True Poetry
Emily Dickinson’s test of poetry:If I read a book [and] it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only way I know. Is there …
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Read the Political Divide
Lisa Lucas, head of the National Book Foundation, recommends two books to read to understand the current US – and help each ‘side’ understand the other: This year’s National Book Award finalist Strangers In Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild about tea party supporters in Louisiana, and last year’s winner Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Between the …
Books I Read in August
August’s been a pretty good month reading-wise. I finished a novel and read another for the #2016classicschallenge – Ingrid Bachmann’s Malina and Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon – and a wide range of other books: Ingrid Bachmann: Malina I picked up this book at my parent’s one weekend in July, and decided to read the …