But use the hum of your wound and flamepit out everything right to the edge...– Anne Carson, from “First Chaldaic Oracle” in Men in the Off Hours (via semperaugustus) Reblogging Anne Carson instead of wrapping Christmas presents.
"by the end it’s clear she has mastered her craft... →
orbooks: Matthew Gallaway on Inferno in his “A Year in Reading” feature on The Millions.
Good Bye 2011, Hello 2012 A year end mix. Because it’s that kind of Sunday.
Things That Mattered to Me in 2011
I have been enjoying some of the year end “Best of” lists (so have Stella and JJ, see above) and realized I was making a sort of “Best of My Year” list in my head - not even best, but a list of things that have inspired me in different ways this year. Things that have made me laugh or dance or cry or encouraged me to just get up and make something new. So here is that...
Aubade with a Broken Neck by Traci Brimhall
The first night you don’t come home summer rains shake the clematis. I bury the dead moth 1 found in our bed, scratch up a rutabaga and eat it rough with dirt. The dog finds me and presents between his gentle teeth a twitching nightjar. In her panic, she sings in his mouth. He gives me her pain like a gift, and I take it. I hear the cries of her young, greedy with need, expecting...
Calling all Eileen Myles fans...
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