The Liars’ Club / Mary Karr

Mary Karr’s memoir The Liars’ Club is a remarkable book. Some parts made me squirm, others delighted me to no end. One main reason I decided to post about it here, though, is that it’s a memoir. It’s all true.

The Liars’ Club / Mary Karr

Mary Karr’s memoir The Liars’ Club is a remarkable book. Some parts made me squirm, others delighted me to no end. One main reason I decided to post about it here, though, is that it’s a memoir. It’s all true.

Deep Gossip: New And Selected

Sidney Wade‘s Deep Gossip: new and selected poems just came out this April, and I was fortunate enough to get a copy hot off the press. This book is a good way to get to know Sidney Wade’s work –

Deep Gossip: New And Selected

Sidney Wade‘s Deep Gossip: new and selected poems just came out this April, and I was fortunate enough to get a copy hot off the press. This book is a good way to get to know Sidney Wade’s work –

The Art of Asking

This book grew out of Amanda Palmer’s 2013 TED talk (linked below), but in addition to making the same (good) point, it’s also a sort of crash course in all things Amanda.

The Art of Asking

This book grew out of Amanda Palmer’s 2013 TED talk (linked below), but in addition to making the same (good) point, it’s also a sort of crash course in all things Amanda.

Have You No Rebellion In Your Bones? the poetry of Adelaide Crapsey

If you’ve never heard of Adelaide Crapsey before, you’re not alone. This poet who lived from 1878 to 1914 is, today, largely forgotten. If you have heard of Crapsey, your first thought is likely the cinquain*, a poetic form she

Have You No Rebellion In Your Bones? the poetry of Adelaide Crapsey

If you’ve never heard of Adelaide Crapsey before, you’re not alone. This poet who lived from 1878 to 1914 is, today, largely forgotten. If you have heard of Crapsey, your first thought is likely the cinquain*, a poetic form she

the knife-throwing mother and her children, 1950s

Alice Miller (3): On Contempt

One thing Alice Miller is known for is her statement that ‘the child is always innocent.’ In her writing, she consistently defends the rights and needs of the child. At the beginning of her essay ‘Über die Verachtung‘ (‘On Contempt’),

the knife-throwing mother and her children, 1950s

Alice Miller (3): On Contempt

One thing Alice Miller is known for is her statement that ‘the child is always innocent.’ In her writing, she consistently defends the rights and needs of the child. At the beginning of her essay ‘Über die Verachtung‘ (‘On Contempt’),

Reading Alice Miller (2): Depression & Grandiosity

In the second essay in her book The Drama of the Gifted Child, Alice Miller argues that depression and grandiosity are essentially related forms of narcissistic disorder. What most of us call depression, she explains, is in her experience a loss

Reading Alice Miller (2): Depression & Grandiosity

In the second essay in her book The Drama of the Gifted Child, Alice Miller argues that depression and grandiosity are essentially related forms of narcissistic disorder. What most of us call depression, she explains, is in her experience a loss

Barry gets badly beaten up by homophobic young men one night - likely another reason for him to keep a low profile. 

Is Evaristo’s Mr. Loverman a Gentleman?

Folk used to tell me I looked like a young Sidney Poitier. Now they say I resemble a (slightly) older Denzel Washington. Who am I to argue? The facts is the facts. (6) Barry turns heads. He is a handsome

Barry gets badly beaten up by homophobic young men one night - likely another reason for him to keep a low profile. 

Is Evaristo’s Mr. Loverman a Gentleman?

Folk used to tell me I looked like a young Sidney Poitier. Now they say I resemble a (slightly) older Denzel Washington. Who am I to argue? The facts is the facts. (6) Barry turns heads. He is a handsome

Reading Alice Miller (1): The Gifted Child

I’ve been reading Alice Miller’s seminal text Das Drama des begabten Kindes (The Drama of the Gifted Child), a collection of three essays in which Miller explores the origins of the loss of self (Selbstverlust). The loss of self, she

Reading Alice Miller (1): The Gifted Child

I’ve been reading Alice Miller’s seminal text Das Drama des begabten Kindes (The Drama of the Gifted Child), a collection of three essays in which Miller explores the origins of the loss of self (Selbstverlust). The loss of self, she

A Plastic Oracle: The Salad Box Poems (Eleanore Tisch)

I thought it would be nice to start the new year with a poetry reading recommendation! During my brief visit to Chicago in September, I met poet Eleanore Tisch and got a copy of The Salad Box Poems as well

A Plastic Oracle: The Salad Box Poems (Eleanore Tisch)

I thought it would be nice to start the new year with a poetry reading recommendation! During my brief visit to Chicago in September, I met poet Eleanore Tisch and got a copy of The Salad Box Poems as well

The Apidictor Tapes

Originally posted on Annette C. Boehm:
I have exciting news to share: My new collection of poems, The Apidictor Tapes, will be published by New Rivers Press in 2021! I’m looking forward to working with the talented folk at this…

The Apidictor Tapes

Originally posted on Annette C. Boehm:
I have exciting news to share: My new collection of poems, The Apidictor Tapes, will be published by New Rivers Press in 2021! I’m looking forward to working with the talented folk at this…

The Magic and Danger of Books: Librarians Assemble!

This summer, I’ve read two books with librarians as central characters, so it’s time for a librarian-themed post! The books are: The Night Bookmobile (by Audrey Niffenegger) and The Invisible Library (by Genevieve Cogman). The books are quite different from

The Magic and Danger of Books: Librarians Assemble!

This summer, I’ve read two books with librarians as central characters, so it’s time for a librarian-themed post! The books are: The Night Bookmobile (by Audrey Niffenegger) and The Invisible Library (by Genevieve Cogman). The books are quite different from

Rocket Science (3): Black Future Month

I left N.K. Jemisin‘s book for last in this set of 3 sci-fi themed posts, because it feels the most contemporary / visionary and also because it simply is a hard act to follow.

Rocket Science (3): Black Future Month

I left N.K. Jemisin‘s book for last in this set of 3 sci-fi themed posts, because it feels the most contemporary / visionary and also because it simply is a hard act to follow.