The bookmarks list is the new bedside table (I’ll take one of each, please).
A little list of literary links to love:
“A Guide to Anti-Taxidermy,” by Scott Provence (in the new issue of The Journal). I devoured it in print, and came back for internet seconds and thirds.
“‘That One Was the Oddest One’: Weirdness in Contemporary American Poetry,” by Jason Koo (in The Missouri Review, issue 34.4). Koo (an excellent poet himself!) praises strange poet brains, and reviews works by Dorothea Lasky, Arda Collins, and Jason Bredle. The author celebrates those poets who “think and write in weird ways.” Koo, I’m with you.
The new Fragments issue of Qarrtsiluni. It contains gems like Peter Newton’s “7 Fragments.”
“The Risky Business of Reproduction,” over at writer Heather Kirn Lanier’s blog, Star in Her Eye. In her beautiful posts at this blog, Heather writes about parenting her adorable daughter, Fiona, and learning about Fiona’s genetic deletion. All of her posts here are excellent (full of honesty, love, and wonder). Make sure to read “The Partial Glossary of Words Not to Use With a New Mom of a Special Needs Baby.”
“To the 12 Mug Shots of Ted Williams,” written and read by poet Scott Woods at the last edition of Paging Columbus (the literary event series that I organize and host). Watch the video below (so good!). In addition to Scott, the August event featured stellar readings from Amanda Page and Silas Hansen. There are now almost six hours of readings from this series on YouTube....I feel lucky to live in this city, with its thriving, supportive community of writers and readers!
Have a good weekend! What are you reading these days?