Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Okay has anyone read Anne Carson’s Decreation and did you like it?

I just realized I am going to Maine in four days and I have done absolutely nothing to get ready, that and my brother’s command I should NOT wear black (my love mourning clothes) to the wedding has left me breathless.

I really need to clone myself. I need a blogging self, a mother self, a writer self. Hell throw in a Maine self who can go visit my family and not need therapy.

I worked on submissions today. I am excited to see Grace Paley guest editing Alaska Quarterly. She had some brilliant poems in the last issue. She wrote fiction most of her life but has spent the last five year or so exclusively on poetry. I wonder what my waves will be. I have find fiction strangely freeing after working so long on a manuscript of poetry. It is kind of like being let loose in a candy store.

Tell me what you are reading. I need new books....

5 comments:

Lyle Daggett said...

Not allowed to wear black to the wedding? How drab...

One of the main things I've been reading for a while is the Selected Essays of John Berger, the British Marxist art critic. I usually can't read much art criticism, too much of it seems to me swamped in terminology and removed from the art and the world it's talking about. Berger is a great exception -- I can't get enough of him. (His book Ways of Seeing is especially good if you haven't read him before -- it includes many pictures to illustrate the ideas he's talking about.

Poetry I'm reading right now is Gary Snyder's Danger on Mountains, his most recent one; and Exile in my Homeland by Dale Jacobson, a booklength poem published by Author House, a print-on-demand publisher. Liking them both so far.

C. Dale said...

I am re-reading H.D. because one of my students brought up a whole bunch of things about her work recently, and now I am curious again about her work. It has been a long time since I read her poems.

early hours of sky said...

Lyle, I will check out John Berger, thanks.

C.D. I *heart* H.D. Oh and now you have me addicted to carnival. At my house we call C.Dale Young my T.V. whore;)

Pris said...

In novels, read just about anything by Alice Hoffman. I honestly believe she's a poet, hiding behind a novelist's persona. Her writing is rich with imagery and magic. Esp good are Illumination Night, Turtle Moon, Here on Earth, Seventh Heaven.

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