“Never keep a poem waiting; it might be a really good one, and if you don’t get it down, it’s lost.”–Ruth Stone
A few months back there was a Black Mountain College exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts. I bought this pennant from their gift shop on Wednesday (50% off!).
- Joanne Kyger (1934-2017) (THE ALLEN GINSBERG PROJECT)
I’m sharing this (again?), because W. B. Yeats is on my mind today.
Thomas Lux, 1946-2017 [THE PARIS REVIEW]
It is from 1914, when she was on the cusp of every possibility:
What is on your reading list, as the days become darker and shorter? Do your habits change as the weather turns cold? I’ve been way too busy this month to do much reading, and I’m not going to be able to slow down between now and the new year.
Since 1st December, I’ve finished:
- Labor and Freedom by Eugene V. Debs
I’m currently reading:
- e. e. cummings: A Life by Susan Cheever
- Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman
- Beautiful Boredom: Idleness and Feminine Self-Realization in the Victorian Novel by Lee Anna Maynard
Which book on your list do you most look forward to reading, and why?
Please share with me in the comments!
“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can 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 ways I know it. Is there any other way?”-Emily Dickinson
Your poetry certainly passes this test, dearest Emily! Happy birthday.
“A work is never completed except by some accident such as weariness, satisfaction, the need to deliver, or death: for, in relation to who or what is making it, it can only be one stage in a series of inner transformations.”-Paul Valéry