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A Woman’s Life by a Guy
Guy de Maupassant’s novel points at the privilege to just live and the nothingness the nobility makes of it.
Call Us What We Carry: Amanda Gorman’s First Poetry Collection
The best passages are when she does not attempt to be presidential, but is instead “just” an immensely talented, very young poet.
The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
“So I just think about all the children who have been separated from their parents, and there’s a lot of us, past and present, and some under more traumatic circumstances than other – like those who are in internment camps right now – and I just imagine us as an army of mutants. We’ve been …
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1000 Serpentinen Angst
I highly recommend the debut novel by Olivia Wenzel.
“To Give a Being Like Me Language” – Akwaeke Emezi on Toni Morrison
After Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison died just a few days ago, I thought a lot about what her work meant to me, and I read a lot of tributes to her. The piece of writing that struck me most is this letter by nonbinary writer/ogbanje Akwaeke Emezi: The elderspirit of you leapt into my head …
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Happy 100th Birthday Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet, painter, activist, and co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers turned 100 years old today. Ferlinghetti is maybe best known for “A Coney Island of the Mind” and as publisher of the beat poets, which included being arrested for publishing Allen Ginsberg’s Howl and the ensuing First Ammendment trial. My favorite work …
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The Oscars Love Racial Reconciliation Movies.
Wesley Morris sums up the problem with Oscar-winning movies like The Green Book for the New York Times: The money is ostensibly for legitimate assistance, but it also seems to paper over all that’s potentially fraught about race. The relationship is entirely conscripted as service and bound by capitalism and the fantastically presumptive leap is, …
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Toni Morrison on Embracing Failure as Information
It’s as though you’re in a laboratory and you’re working on an experiment with chemicals or with rats, and it doesn’t work. It doesn’t mix. You don’t throw up your hands and run out of the lab. What you do is you identify the procedure and what went wrong and then correct it. If you …
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Kaveh Akbar on Poetry
We have to say it in a way that will delight the ear or the tongue or the mind of a reader who will never know us. It’s the only way in. And to do that, we have to be capable of imagining that reader, imagining them wholly, gassy and distracted by their phone and …