III. “I tend to like things that have/ at least that/ in common with me. ” Read these three personal ad poems by my friend and incredible poet, Michael Schmeltzer, over at Wyvern Lit. (And then his whisper shout-out to Lisa Mecham, a new-to-me writer I am thoroughly enjoying.)
IV. Reading the looping loops of Erika Anderson’s essay “Loop” at The Rumpus … I think everyone can relate with the looping back and then again. “You ask me to stay another night and then another, and you have cause because after I leave you unravel like so much thread.”
VI. So, so excited for the new book series coming out of University of Georgia Press, Crux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction. I await their books with baited breath (or more likely, by reading other books until I can read theirs).
XI. “These burning coals are yours to grasp, and yours alone.” “Four Griefs” by Anton Rose at Zetetic Record feels like One Thousand Griefs.
XIII. Vincent VanGogh’s palette (check out all the other artist’s palette’s too!) and this quote from him to take you into the weekend: “Let us keep courage and try to be patient and gentle. And not mind being eccentric, and make a distinction between good and evil.”