On Cat Dog Duck: The Collected Works of David Foster Wallace from Age 5 to Age 5 3/4, With Commentary
YES TO THIS, YES TO ALL OF THIS.
On Poetry, Neat
@Oliver St. John Mollusc aww, man, you're totally right. i always get it backwards (iambs, not whiskey). they're gonna revoke my poem-recommending title any day now.
@saveallison Hey, thanks! I love your state too! Anchorage is one awesome town, I was so glad I finally got there.
@tufsandtights Hey, thanks for reading. Whittier isn't technically a ghost town, of course, but I think Jia's term is pretty apt for the Buckner Building. And I included the budget statement as a quote precisely because I wanted to share Tim's impression of the state, without claiming it as fact. That impression was shared by the year-round residents I stayed (and spoke extensively) with.
@j-i-a ditto. love me some snp.
whooooo poetry on the 'pin! i've always loved the shaughnessy one, in between fits of unbearable envy over that title. EPITHALAMENT Y'ALL.
P.S. I'm so sorry, 'pinners, I can't believe I forgot to mention that Richard Siken is the only poet awesome enough to have a website dedicated to lolcat recitations of his work: http://icanhazsiken.tumblr.com/
@Angela Hu Yahhhh so good! "Failing and Flying" was my gateway Gilbert poem, as I think it is for a lot of people. ANYTHING WORTH DOING IS WORTH DOING BADLY, Y'ALL.
Yes, yes, yes. So many spot-on sentences in this piece, especially the last one. Marie Calloway and her lack of writing ability don't interest me in the least, but the issue of men praising women (writers) as sexual objects while dismissing/belittling/ignoring women (writers) as subjects, sexual or otherwise, is omnipresent and crucial. This piece is an excellent nudge to that conversation; thank you so much for it.
also totally second a Michigan pinup in which we all just bury our faces in Luna's fur and moan