I have just finished listening to this book and I enjoyed it very much. Thank you for pointing me toward it, borkali. It tells the story of four generations of an Italian family, pivoting around the titular character. It is lively, tender, at times brutal. Some of it was very difficult to listen to –
This book is on fire. This book is nuclear. Natalie Diaz’s poetry is very physical, very tied to the body. And to the earth. And it is full of the mythos of her heritage and history. This is very powerful work, rife with passion and outrage, with awe and wonder. When I read that this
I first read Rilke’s letters when I was 16 or 17. Reread them again in my mid 20’s. So this was a revisit, of sorts. I was interested to read the letters in context, with return letters from the person they were written to. This made for an interesting read. Kappus was 19 when he
Oh! I could not stop smiling as I watched this…
Not exactly winter reading but something not to be missed. I found this very mesmerizing, insightful, intriguing. And a visual feast. 8 minutes, over 400 days. A memory anchor…
I have been wanting to post this for weeks. Have wandered slowly through this gorgeous book and each time I visit it I feel so sated. Mayhew’s work appeals to me deeply, and on two levels. First, it describes a visceral, intrinsic connection to landscape. Second, and equally important, is his relationship with color. Oh
Not sure what I can say about this, only that I am left stunned, speechless by this piece. Beautiful and terrifying. Tender and painful. Much to ponder…
I love Poetry Off the Shelf. This conversation with Khaty Xiong is exceptional. Beautiful and probing and wise and astute.
This, this is good for the soul. ❤
Give yourself five minutes for this. Wonderful animation, stunning poem. What a gift.