what if there were a room. or if there weren’t. where violence, historyand euphoria met within and preceded a body.“Room for a Counter Interior”Read the poem by Saretta Morgan in full at Lit Hub.
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It’s all about balance. Without my writing, I would feel very isolated. The world is such a beautiful and complex place, and science only has limited access to its wonders. Science is dominated by strict rules which preclude emotions, and I would never allow my emotions to influence my research. So, to balance out my …
What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?The world would split open. —Muriel Rukeyser
Went out to buy a book by the new Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro, bought the new rupi kaur “The Sun and Her Flowers” instead. I’m fine with that.
[…] we have offered up our mortally wounded, un- comprehending remembrance. We look down or away and notice the impassive grass under our bloody weight. Memorial Day by Reginald Gibbons, from Last Lake (University of Chicago Press: 2016)
I was given nothing but the air, and the air dazzled. Joy Katz: All You Do Is Perceive (Four Way Books, 2013)
Books are door-shaped portals carrying me across oceans and centuries, helping me feel less alone. Margarita Engle “Tula [Books are door-shaped]”
Every poem is a scene of language. It is a rite without a ceremony. Edward Hirsch How to Read A Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry (1999)
And that disturbing loss of equilibrium, that radical redefinition of time, that entry into an atemporal present, is one of the key features of lyric poetry. Edward Hirsch How to Read A Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry (1999)
I felt a deep affection for the smallest of my island industries. No, not exactly, since the smallest was a miserable philosophy. Elizabeth Bishop “Crusoe in England” Geography III. Farrar. (1976)