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Welcome to October!

Hello fair reader, it’s been a while — I’ve been busy looking for work (lots), reading (lots), writing (lots), looking for an apartment, and doing what feels like a bazillion things at the same time. One of those bazillion things

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Welcome to October!

Hello fair reader, it’s been a while — I’ve been busy looking for work (lots), reading (lots), writing (lots), looking for an apartment, and doing what feels like a bazillion things at the same time. One of those bazillion things

A Girl Named Mary: Incarnadine (Mary Szybist)

Thanks to my friend C, who shared Mary Szybist’s Incarnadine with me! I love getting books in the mail. Especially if I wasn’t expecting any.

A Girl Named Mary: Incarnadine (Mary Szybist)

Thanks to my friend C, who shared Mary Szybist’s Incarnadine with me! I love getting books in the mail. Especially if I wasn’t expecting any.

Does a Spider Know it’s a Spider? Ed’s Wife & Other Creatures

Another book I picked up at the Free Verse Poetry Book Fair, Ed’s Wife and Other Creatures by Vanessa Gebbie, with lots of b/w illustrations by Lynn Roberts, is a slim, elegant little volume recently released by Cinnamon Press‘s imprint Liquorice

Does a Spider Know it’s a Spider? Ed’s Wife & Other Creatures

Another book I picked up at the Free Verse Poetry Book Fair, Ed’s Wife and Other Creatures by Vanessa Gebbie, with lots of b/w illustrations by Lynn Roberts, is a slim, elegant little volume recently released by Cinnamon Press‘s imprint Liquorice

Poetry Comics: Over The Line

So… you might ask, what exactly are poetry comics? That’s just what Over The Line sets out to show you. I think it succeeds both in addressing what constitutes this genre and in showing the plethora of shapes its iterations can

Poetry Comics: Over The Line

So… you might ask, what exactly are poetry comics? That’s just what Over The Line sets out to show you. I think it succeeds both in addressing what constitutes this genre and in showing the plethora of shapes its iterations can

Kataribe no List / The Book of List (Fujiya)

….and now for something completely different: manga! The first books I’ve bought since coming (back) to Germany: the first two volumes of The Book of List — Grimm’s Magical Items, by Izuco Fujiya.

Kataribe no List / The Book of List (Fujiya)

….and now for something completely different: manga! The first books I’ve bought since coming (back) to Germany: the first two volumes of The Book of List — Grimm’s Magical Items, by Izuco Fujiya.

It’s 10pm. Do you know where your books are?

Bookplates, especially old-school ones, are wonderful. Yet people don’t seem to use them much these days. Which, I think, says something about the value we place on books. A lot of books sold today are paperbacks and (while not necessarily

It’s 10pm. Do you know where your books are?

Bookplates, especially old-school ones, are wonderful. Yet people don’t seem to use them much these days. Which, I think, says something about the value we place on books. A lot of books sold today are paperbacks and (while not necessarily

The Bigger Picture: Modernism

Disclaimer: As I’m preparing for my comprehensive exams, I’m finding I have to organize my thoughts better, so in all honesty, this post as as much for myself as it is for anyone else. Modernism, which is generally agreed to

The Bigger Picture: Modernism

Disclaimer: As I’m preparing for my comprehensive exams, I’m finding I have to organize my thoughts better, so in all honesty, this post as as much for myself as it is for anyone else. Modernism, which is generally agreed to

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A Little Art Project: Bookseller Art

I’ve always had a soft spot for used book stores, and if I ever go missing I suggest that’s the first place to look, since I can spend hours at a time inspecting book shelves. The smell of old paper,

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A Little Art Project: Bookseller Art

I’ve always had a soft spot for used book stores, and if I ever go missing I suggest that’s the first place to look, since I can spend hours at a time inspecting book shelves. The smell of old paper,

The Boss, by Victoria Chang

First off, let me say that McSweeney’s publish beautiful books. I’ve said it before, probably, but I’ll say it again: these poetry books are beautifully made. The latest one is Victoria Chang’s The Boss: There are two central themes to the

The Boss, by Victoria Chang

First off, let me say that McSweeney’s publish beautiful books. I’ve said it before, probably, but I’ll say it again: these poetry books are beautifully made. The latest one is Victoria Chang’s The Boss: There are two central themes to the

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Readers in Art: Books Make You Attractive!

…fellow readers, we are art-worthy! Take a look:

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Readers in Art: Books Make You Attractive!

…fellow readers, we are art-worthy! Take a look: