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30 in 30, day three

A final found poem from Gary Shteyngart’s “Thinking Outside the Bots,” in the June issue of Smithsonian Magazine (pp. 78-80).

The cult of perfection

will extend to every part of us, and the cosmetic-surgery bots… 131 more words

Poetry

30 in 30, day two

Gary Shteyngart’s “Thinking Outside the Bots,” from the June issue of Smithsonian Magazine (p. 80), once again provided the material for this found poem.

As the great rush of technology envelops us… 159 more words

Poetry

30 in 30, September day one

Everything seems to shift in September. The angle of the sun is distinctly different, the amount of daylight is perfectly balanced, and the temperature and humidity become once again bearable. 286 more words

Poetry

The Weird & Beautiful Vision of George Saunders: A Review of Lincoln in the Bardo

You would not think that a full-scale recapitulation of Ecclesiastes would make a great bestseller.  Vanity, vanity, all is vanity!  This human thing is an exercise of unknowing.  770 more words

Books

Very difficult the aloneness bit. I travel to the Upstate part of New York State where there is difficulty receiving telephone and computer transmissions. That’s where I ‘think’.

Gary Shteyngart Granta

Quotes

How to rest

As a practical matter, there appears to be a limit to how long a novelist can work on any given day while still remaining productive. Anecdotally, the maximum effective period seems to fall somewhere in the range of four to six hours, which leaves some writers with a lot of time to kill. 1,060 more words

Writing

Sunday read: An eye on the time

I love watches. I love the fact that some minuscule gears, springs and rotors can be arranged to tell time to within seconds every 24 hours. 478 more words

Memory