From an early age, I loved two things: Texas and crushing disappointment.
Looking for a new literary podcast to fill your downtime? David Naimon’s “Between the Covers” author interview series may do the trick. The series, which appears regularly on Portland, Oregon’s KBOO 90.7 FM, is available for free on iTunes. Past guests have included Karen Russell, George Saunders, China Miéville and Junot Díaz. Forthcoming episodes will feature the likes of NoViolet Bulawayo and Jami Attenberg.
PLAYLIST: hello poetry lovers and degenerates
please find my curated playlist from the video poetry screening in miami last month for the O, Miami Poetry Festival below.
by clicking on the poet’s name you’ll be directed to their personal page or blog, by clicking on the title of the video you’ll be directed to the work. i’ve embedded the videos as well. the videos are listed in the order in which they were played.
click below to see:
Looking for some inspiration today? Cristine Brache’s curated list of web-poetry videos for last month’s O, Miami Poetry Festival should do the trick.
You told LJ about over 390 of your favorite Tumblrs. Here they are, from most to least popular:
- thelifeguardlibrarian, with 29 mentions
- libraryjournal, with 16 mentions
- fishingboatproceeds, with 13 mentions (sorry John Green, Kate & LJ won this battle)
- librarianproblems, with nine mentions
- nypl, with six mentions
- motherjones, with five mentions
- betterbooktitles, with four mentions
41 out of 390 ain’t bad considering all of the awesome blogs on this list. However if you want even more great Tumblr goodness (and in particular you want things related to books, art and photography), you should check out our three-part Guide to the Best Literary Tumblr Blogs:
I am consistently drawn in, and consistently disappointed, by bio-novels about women made unhappy by famous men. I read The Paris Wife, about Hadley Hemingway. I read Loving Frank, about Frank Lloyd Wright’s mistress. I read the diaries of Sofya Tolstoy. And now I’ve read Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. I put each of them aside a heavy sigh when I’ve finished. I’m not disappointed in the books, but in the lives of the women. The point of these books is to tell their side of the story, but in reality, and definitely in Zelda’s case, they didn’t get their own side of the story.
"A fair amount of writing about artists is premised on the idea that they are better or worse or more generous or brutish or attuned to the subtle vibrations of the universe than the rest of us. [Janet] Malcolm doesn’t seem to think so, and it’s very refreshing.”
Pamela Erens, “Making Things Is Hard Work: Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts.”