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"Xanthopsia" by Maxine Kumin (The New Yorker, July 1, 2013)

In honor of The Daily Post Photo Challenge theme this week — YELLOW — an excerpt from Maxine Kumin’s poem “Xanthopsia” in the July 1, 2013… 192 more words

Artists And Writers

Power in a Prayer

Soon after I returned from Arizona, I had the opportunity to attend a ceremony hosted by the City of Napa. The city mothers and fathers of Napa, in all their materialistic wisdom, had allowed a foreign airline company to build condominiums next to land that was well-known to be an ancient burial ground. 504 more words

Creative Non-fiction

BOILER REVIEW: 'Apocryphal,' by Lisa Marie Basile

Undoubtedly, Lisa Marie Basile’s collection, Apocryphal from Noctuary Press, can only be read as one who savors the crumbs of a last meal. Her poetry evokes hunger for every last vision—to gorge on every narrative snapshot with a runny chin and wagging tongue. Read full review here.

Women Writers

The Past Exists

A number of years ago, self wrote a story called “Don Alfredo & Jose Rizal,” which wasn’t so much about Don Alfredo or Jose Rizal but was about a young woman who can’t seem to stop cutting herself (sins of the past!) 131 more words


Very Briefly: Some Books Reviewed in the April 24, 2014 Issue of The New York Review of Books

Pile of stuff, people.  Pile of stuff.

Self is thinking of adding the following books to her reading list (Publisher information, when available, will appear in parentheses) 144 more words


A year in reading: 2014

I haven’t been keeping a strict list of books read during 2014 so this won’t be a strict list of best books, but rather a recollection of the most memorable reading experiences. 2,248 more words