My body
writes into your flesh
the poem
you make of me.

Touching you
I catch midnight
as moon fires
set
in my throat.

Audre Lorde, from Recreation (via violentwavesofemotion)

Source violentwavesofemotion


penamerican:

“A single metaphor can give birth to love.” - Milan Kundera

penamerican:

“A single metaphor can give birth to love.” - Milan Kundera


uutpoetry:

Definition Of Dreaming Number 8
B.T. Joy
Water you look in at makes  boys cry and girls masturbate.  Bouts of impulsivity mean  people won’t do anything  unless they think it’s their idea.  Some days a wing’s view is a worry.  Behaviour. Self. How Poe  fucking loved ravens.  Nutella spread over a normal day.  Canada baby, please don’t go  to witches’ sabbaths in Paris.  The spring is over  and there are artists in East London who don’t know they’re artists.  Incorporeality is the lily’s body; back to black in the wrong place and time.  The little things always matter:  riotous-tongued rainbow water,  the pages within a food pic war,  conversing in metaphors among stats and force.  My fingers and teeth are already haunted.  The mighty man-child has real  dead human being’s hair.  No need for weeping.  The loneliest moment in someone’s life  is when they’re watching  intergalactic void ride white and naked on a black lion’s back.  A blissful bitch and a red-eyed bull.  The raven’s song. How Poe  fucking loved ravens. The old gardener’s homestead.  Captaining the attic  with wet paint on your forehead  and your long gone chill girl pants.  How boys cry.  How girls masturbate. A landscape of rocks and sea.  Re-deactivated atmosphere.  Broken circadian language  is a virus saturated with its own creation.  Broken dreams are heavier than broken bones.  Eggs for twenty, seven strawberries, six-word-stories.  A venus crow. How Poe  fucking loved ravens.  The cry of a gull on the wind gently stirs.  The lens focuses, defocuses.  A diamond bullet and a gun made of gold.  Despite the pain you’re still posting your abstract photographic art.
Method: ‘Definition Of Dreaming Number 8’was written using the notes left on my last poem to be featured with Uut Poetry: ‘Change Smashes Lows.’ Each line of the poem contains the name of one blogger who left a note and something taken from the very latest words/images/videos to be posted on their blog at the time of writing the poem. It’s a definition of dreaming composed of the preoccupations of Uut users.
art by Karen Constance paintings and collage

uutpoetry:

Definition Of Dreaming Number 8

B.T. Joy

Water you look in at makes
boys cry and girls masturbate.
Bouts of impulsivity mean
people won’t do anything
unless they think it’s their idea.
Some days a wing’s view is a worry.
Behaviour. Self. How Poe
fucking loved ravens.
Nutella spread over a normal day.
Canada baby, please don’t go
to witches’ sabbaths in Paris.
The spring is over
and there are artists in East London
who don’t know they’re artists.
Incorporeality is the lily’s body;
back to black in the wrong place and time.
The little things always matter:
riotous-tongued rainbow water,
the pages within a food pic war,
conversing in metaphors among stats and force.
My fingers and teeth are already haunted.
The mighty man-child has real
dead human being’s hair.
No need for weeping.
The loneliest moment in someone’s life
is when they’re watching
intergalactic void ride white and naked
on a black lion’s back.
A blissful bitch and a red-eyed bull.
The raven’s song. How Poe
fucking loved ravens.
The old gardener’s homestead.
Captaining the attic
with wet paint on your forehead
and your long gone chill girl pants.
How boys cry.
How girls masturbate.
A landscape of rocks and sea.
Re-deactivated atmosphere.
Broken circadian language
is a virus saturated with its own creation.
Broken dreams are heavier than broken bones.
Eggs for twenty, seven strawberries, six-word-stories.
A venus crow. How Poe
fucking loved ravens.
The cry of a gull on the wind gently stirs.
The lens focuses, defocuses.
A diamond bullet and a gun made of gold.
Despite the pain you’re still posting
your abstract photographic art.

Method: ‘Definition Of Dreaming Number 8’was written using the notes left on my last poem to be featured with Uut Poetry: ‘Change Smashes Lows.’ Each line of the poem contains the name of one blogger who left a note and something taken from the very latest words/images/videos to be posted on their blog at the time of writing the poem. It’s a definition of dreaming composed of the preoccupations of Uut users.

art by Karen Constance paintings and collage


How did you turn a short story into a novel? To me, it seems like an impossible thing to do. To pick up a pen and write a short story is one thing--but to pick up a pen and turn a short story into a full-length piece of work? How did you do it? How do you find the bravery to do that?

totallyalero

chuckpalahniuk:

Consider that a short story typically shows one event.  You might be able to extrapolate the preceding and seceding events from the original story.  Or the story can eventually act as a flashback within a longer piece.  Or, check out the original story version of “Story of My Life” published in Esquire.  Then, read the novel and you’ll see how extra details were added to build the story into the novel. 

Source chuckpalahniuk


Michael Waldman: Live at Politics & Prose

Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, examines the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights in The Second Amendment: A Biography.

Source SoundCloud / SlateRadio


Industry News from a Series of TubesJuly 28, 2014
Paris Anti-Amazon Initiatives Spreads Its WingsThe Abby Bookshop in Paris launched The Pledge of Independents, an Amazon boycott and discount initiative launched on Abby’s 25th Anniversary. (The Bookseller)
Amazon Records $126 Million Loss, $810 Million Loss Predicted in Next QuarterBlame it on the drones. (Publishers Weekly)
Edwidge Danticat Interviews Katia UlysseThe author Claire of the Sea Light talks with the author of Drifting about Haiti, fiction and coming to America. (Salon)
Haida’s StoryAn excerpt of Haruki Murakami’s upcoming novel, Colorless Tsukuru and His Years of Pilgrimage. (Slate)
Have You Failed as a Writer If You Aren’t Famous?Ask Emily Dickinson and Franz Kafka. (The Airship)
#WorkingOnMyNovelA mean, depressing book, out next month from Penguin. (Electric Lit)
Image via The Atlantic
-David Schuller

Industry News from a Series of Tubes
July 28, 2014

Paris Anti-Amazon Initiatives Spreads Its Wings
The Abby Bookshop in Paris launched The Pledge of Independents, an Amazon boycott and discount initiative launched on Abby’s 25th Anniversary. (The Bookseller)

Amazon Records $126 Million Loss, $810 Million Loss Predicted in Next Quarter
Blame it on the drones. (Publishers Weekly)

Edwidge Danticat Interviews Katia Ulysse
The author Claire of the Sea Light talks with the author of Drifting about Haiti, fiction and coming to America. (Salon)

Haida’s Story
An excerpt of Haruki Murakami’s upcoming novel, Colorless Tsukuru and His Years of Pilgrimage. (Slate)

Have You Failed as a Writer If You Aren’t Famous?
Ask Emily Dickinson and Franz Kafka. (The Airship)

#WorkingOnMyNovel
A mean, depressing book, out next month from Penguin. (Electric Lit)

Image via The Atlantic

-David Schuller



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