April 2016 – Otata

Tom Montag

 

 

Not to be of use,
the poet;

like the crow,
to be of wind.

 

Crow
has nothing
to tell me —

it only
looks

that way.

 

 

Source: April 2016 – Otata

Why Go On: Connecticut Residents Bring Dark Days to Light: Lisa Wright: 9780692513071: Amazon.com: Books

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Why Go On: Connecticut Residents Bring Dark Days to Light [Lisa Wright] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Follow twenty Connecticut people on their incredible journeys of survival and healing. Why Go On offers a rich landscape of diverse personalities

Source: Why Go On: Connecticut Residents Bring Dark Days to Light: Lisa Wright: 9780692513071: Amazon.com: Books

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Jean Valentine from Copper Canyon Press

copper-canyonKelly Forsythe, Director of Publicity at Copper Canyon Press:

“Don’t listen to the words—

they’re only little shapes for what you’re saying,

they’re only cups if you’re thirsty, you aren’t thirsty.”

— Jean Valentine, from the poem “as with rosy steps the morn,” from Break the Glass (Copper Canyon, 2010)

How Writers Have Tried to Make Sense of Chernobyl :: Christa Wolf

Ake Ericson / Aurora Photos / Corbis / Paul Spella / The Atlantic

Thirty years later, the best works written about the accident express profound doubts about language’s ability to capture the disaster’s magnitude.

Source: How Writers Have Tried to Make Sense of Chernobyl

Despite this thing we call Chernobyl, there are, at this date, 50 potential startups for nuclear plants in the United States. – Donna Fleischer

A Door to Robin Coste Lewis’s Los Angeles – Los Angeles Review of Books

Poet and Los Angeles native Robin Coste Lewis discusses her award-winning collection “Voyage of the Sable Venus.”

Source: A Door to Robin Coste Lewis’s Los Angeles – Los Angeles Review of Books

Unfold is the wrong word: An Interview with Bhanu Kapil / HTMLGIANT

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Unfold is the wrong word: An Interview with Bhanu Kapil | HTMLGIANT.

Winter has covered my pen in snow.
White page, of ice. So young a word and already
sentenced.
Ah, to write only resurrected words. To deal only
with words of the highest season.
Luminous.

Edmond Jabès
from Desire for a Beginning
Dread of One Single End 

translated by Rosmarie Waldrop

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Máxima Acuña acceptance speech, 2016 Goldman Prize ceremony – YouTube

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