“Nearly every day, a friend or acquaintance tags me on Facebook, asking me to share a list of 10 books that have influenced me. Nearly every day, I read such lists from the same circle of friends and acquaintances. I understand the tidy pleasures provided by such an exercise, but in truth, I am not merely influenced by books. I could not limit a list of important books to a number or a neatly organized list. The list, whatever it might look like, would always be changing because I too am always changing. I am not influenced by books. Instead, I am shaped by them. I am made of flesh and bone and blood. I am also made of books.”
— Read the rest of this essay The Books That Made Me Who I Am (via roxanegay)

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politicsprose:

How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?
Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.
Via Electric Lit.
politicsprose:

How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?
Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.
Via Electric Lit.
politicsprose:

How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?
Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.
Via Electric Lit.
politicsprose:

How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?
Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.
Via Electric Lit.
politicsprose:

How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?
Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.
Via Electric Lit.
politicsprose:

How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?
Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.
Via Electric Lit.
politicsprose:

How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?
Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.
Via Electric Lit.
politicsprose:

How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?
Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.
Via Electric Lit.

politicsprose:

How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?

Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.

Via Electric Lit.

(via pankmagazine)

millionsmillions:

Bechdel test, passed: Alison Bechdel has won a MacArthur “genius grant.” 

mortisia:

― William Styron, Conversations with William Styron
mortisia:

― William Styron, Conversations with William Styron

mortisia:

William Styron, Conversations with William Styron

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826chi:

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Heeding the advice of everyone from Aristotle and Napoleon to Tom Cruise and a handful of hypothetical textbook characters, Suzanne Buffam takes on the prospect of motherhood in “Trying”—our sixth selection for Read This Poem—as chosen by Srikanth Reddy. 826chi:

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Heeding the advice of everyone from Aristotle and Napoleon to Tom Cruise and a handful of hypothetical textbook characters, Suzanne Buffam takes on the prospect of motherhood in “Trying”—our sixth selection for Read This Poem—as chosen by Srikanth Reddy. 826chi:

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Heeding the advice of everyone from Aristotle and Napoleon to Tom Cruise and a handful of hypothetical textbook characters, Suzanne Buffam takes on the prospect of motherhood in “Trying”—our sixth selection for Read This Poem—as chosen by Srikanth Reddy. 826chi:

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Heeding the advice of everyone from Aristotle and Napoleon to Tom Cruise and a handful of hypothetical textbook characters, Suzanne Buffam takes on the prospect of motherhood in “Trying”—our sixth selection for Read This Poem—as chosen by Srikanth Reddy. 826chi:

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Heeding the advice of everyone from Aristotle and Napoleon to Tom Cruise and a handful of hypothetical textbook characters, Suzanne Buffam takes on the prospect of motherhood in “Trying”—our sixth selection for Read This Poem—as chosen by Srikanth Reddy. 826chi:

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Heeding the advice of everyone from Aristotle and Napoleon to Tom Cruise and a handful of hypothetical textbook characters, Suzanne Buffam takes on the prospect of motherhood in “Trying”—our sixth selection for Read This Poem—as chosen by Srikanth Reddy. 826chi:

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Heeding the advice of everyone from Aristotle and Napoleon to Tom Cruise and a handful of hypothetical textbook characters, Suzanne Buffam takes on the prospect of motherhood in “Trying”—our sixth selection for Read This Poem—as chosen by Srikanth Reddy. 826chi:

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Heeding the advice of everyone from Aristotle and Napoleon to Tom Cruise and a handful of hypothetical textbook characters, Suzanne Buffam takes on the prospect of motherhood in “Trying”—our sixth selection for Read This Poem—as chosen by Srikanth Reddy.

826chi:

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Heeding the advice of everyone from Aristotle and Napoleon to Tom Cruise and a handful of hypothetical textbook characters, Suzanne Buffam takes on the prospect of motherhood in “Trying”our sixth selection for Read This Poemas chosen by Srikanth Reddy.

wildwildwhatever:

Lynn Xu, Mary Hickman, Joshua Edwards, Robert Fernandez: Counterpath, Denver, Colorado, 2/20/14.

dianaarterian:

Had such a lovely time reading with Lynn Xu and Joshua Edwards yesterday at the inaugural Non-Standard Lit Reading Series event in San Diego! (photos via Adam Stutz) dianaarterian:

Had such a lovely time reading with Lynn Xu and Joshua Edwards yesterday at the inaugural Non-Standard Lit Reading Series event in San Diego! (photos via Adam Stutz) dianaarterian:

Had such a lovely time reading with Lynn Xu and Joshua Edwards yesterday at the inaugural Non-Standard Lit Reading Series event in San Diego! (photos via Adam Stutz)

dianaarterian:

Had such a lovely time reading with Lynn Xu and Joshua Edwards yesterday at the inaugural Non-Standard Lit Reading Series event in San Diego! 

(photos via Adam Stutz)

hafsanm:

“I know kung fu.” It won’t bring back the world.
5:15 a.m.: I wake from another dream,
the same as every dream. A man builds a ship
in my chest. Each of the sailors
carries by her breast a picture of her sister.
The ship is not the image of a ship.
Beyond its sails there are no stars.
The…