Archive for December, 2018

Best Books of 2018 – BLACKOUT ((poetry & politics))

 

Source: Best Books of 2018 – BLACKOUT ((poetry & politics))

 

A Handbook of Disappointed Fate by Anne Boyer (Ugly Duckling Presse), includes her essay, “No”. This, her second book of essays I have read, is the reason I can write in ever changing forms, drawing from her reservoir of unsurpassable poetry and essays that change one’s very being.

Other titles from this list I wholeheartedly intend to read in the coming year —

Wendy Trevino | Cruel Fiction (Commune Editions) ;

Lola Ridge | To the Many (Little Island Press) ; and

Jackie Wang | Carceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e)) .

How free is free love? How polyamory lost its allure | Books | The Guardian

A detail from Tamara de Lempicka’s Les Deux Amies (1923), one of the artworks in the Modern Couples exhibition. The Polish artist had relationships with both men and women. Photograph: Association des Amis du Petit Palais, Geneve

Have couples in their 30s sold out, choosing monogamy over sexual experimentation – and can artists and writers suggest a different way?

Source: How free is free love? How polyamory lost its allure | Books | The Guardian