Category: Summer Bingo 2021
This book is deep – a story about the black snake, who will poison the water, creating suffering for all forms of human life. This book is a call to action to fight against the black snake. The colors are full of blues and more blues, which fits the mood. If this isn’t in your
I’m struggling to believe I haven’t posted about this book of poetry by Nikki G, The Sun Is So Quiet, full of illustrations to support some excellent seasonal poetry. I looked for an earlier review but could not find one. Having an audience to read this book to really opens up the verse for conversation,
This essay is worth a read. I especially love the way he talks about our relationship with time.
I thought to write a brilliant, coherent review of this shattering book but decided instead to go from the gut, having just finished it. It has been a long, long time since I have been so utterly upended by a novel. Unmade and remade. And unmade again. Hard to find words other than those. Hmmmmm.
There is so much history I know nothing about. This memoir provided a wild ride through the 60’s-70’s lesbian feminist/gay rights movement from a lesbian feminist perspective. The author lived through it all. She was a student at Columbia University and also spent time in California as this history was unfolding. I found it especially
On the flight back to Sacramento last night, I tore up the July/Aug POETRY Magazine and decided to squeeze this into the activism/social justice square for BINGO since there was so much relevant writing in this category, especially some of the editorials from poets laureate that are mixed into this issue. For example, Debora Kuan’s
Here ya go:
For at least 20 years I have heard the refrain “I can’t believe you haven’t read Anne Lamott.” I have heard this from a wide variety of people – young, old, male, female, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Agnostics. You get the picture. One of my oldest friends got tired of saying it and sent me a
I thought I would pass on this opportunity. I have not read the controversial New York Times The 1619 Project. It is available for free at: https://pulitzercenter.org/sites/default/files/full_issue_of_the_1619_project.pdf From the New York Times description of the project: “The 1619 Project began with the publication, in August 2019, of a special issue of The New York Times