(A few days late, but here are the people, places, things, and ideas that caught my eye this week.)
I. Crimea through the eyes of the always thought-provoking Belarusian poet, Valzhyna Mort over at the Poetry Foundation.
II. Coffee! No morning truly begins without it and Oliver Jeffers has made the coffee rings left behind into a whole world.
III. “Morning. Vast. Imprecision. Fog has covered everything in gray absolute. This has lasted. Doubt looms over the mind. Absence is harder to accept than death.” – Etel Adnan, Sea and Fog
IV. It’s spring, so here are so incredible images of the anatomy of flowers for you.
V. In two nights, Mars will appear at sunset and stays visible all night. Find out how to spot it!
VI. “I had no idea/ you could erase the “you.”” Catherine Theis stuns in her long, segmented poem “A Work of Art” at Yalobusha Review.
VII. Grab a couple fingers of whiskey on the rocks and read through the “Every Kiss a War” project over at Sundog Lit while your glass sweats in your hand.
VIII. And if for some reason you find yourself needing to view some famous writers in their unders, it exists.
IX. But if you want to see more interesting and beautifully rendered nudes, I’ve rarely seen it done better than the work of Joshua Bronaugh (featured above).
X. “So language is a body and the essay is a map. A way not only out but in. Around. A try. Let’s walk around and see what we see, feel what we feel.” Lynn Kilpatrick writes on the body and the essay.
XI. The power of empathy in an espresso-sized shot of goodness for your brain. (More on empathy soon.)
XII. The artwork of Etel Adnan (quoted above) keeps you in the moment and space she created it in.
XIII. “Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.” -Sylvia Plath