Happy Friday, Word Rioters. Let us delve into some of the literary links that have caught my eye this week.
Matt Thomas, whose short story “The Saints That Burn Crosses” appeared here in 2006, has expanded that story into the novel, A Breach in Death.
Two different infographics that I found interesting: 19 Emotions For Which English Has No Words and Tsundoku: Illustrated Definition of a Book Lover’s Problem.
I’m not too much of an outliner presently, apart from making general notes, but I’m still fascinated by the practice of making them. Here are the handwritten outlines of authors like J.K.
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Happy Friday, Word Rioters. It is Springtime and hopefully lovely where you are. Would you like some reading material for the weekend? Of course you would.
If you haven’t seen it already, author Maureen Johnson has garnered a ton of attention for her “Coverflip” project, in which she invited people to redesign book covers as though they were written for the opposite gender. It’s an interesting study in how we react to certain visuals and how that relates to a book’s marketing.
In Word Riot author news, Quinn White has a book of poetry out through Dulcet Dancing Girl Press and
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via Wil Wheaton (@wilw) “@TheBloggess look what I just saw in the airport! (Sorry about your neighbors.)”
Since it’s been awhile (okay, a long while), we have lots and lots of newsy bits to cover, and a fair amount of Word Riot Author News. Let’s get right to it.
Mel Bosworth, whose short story “Sunderland, Massachusetts” appeared here February 2012, has a new site reviewing small press titles, appropriately called The Small Press Book Review.
Oblong Magazine has recently featured the work of WR Fiction Editor Kevin O’Cuinn, with his story “Telescopia” in Issue II. Past Word Rioters Len Kuntz
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Flavorwire has photos of 16 authors as teenagers. Look at that Allen Ginsberg grin!
Happy Wednesday, everyone. You’ve made it this far. Would like some reading material suggestions?
Do you remember your first library card? At GalleyCat, they have the story of the Chicago Public Library looking for photographs. My first library card is still my current library card, believe it or not. I kept it in my wallet for years, and when I moved back to where I grew up three years ago, I just had them reactivate the card. And then I had to pay 45 cents
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Brain Pickings has more about Nina Katchadourian’s book spine poetry.
Hello, one and all! My kids are home on Spring Break, so I almost forgot what day it was. Luckily, I am not a big literary link slacker this week, and I have plenty of reading material for you to peruse through the weekend.
First up, if you’re a bit behind in your Word Riot reading, can I suggest two favorites from the last issue? I really liked, if “like” is the right word, The State of Women: August 26, 1920 by Tara Gilboy. Also: David Foster Wallace was Wrong: Why John
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(via Sebastien Millon)
Since I’m learning to my way around Feed.ly, I accidentally marked most of my internet-reading as “read,” and I once again felt like a dinosaur when it comes to adapting to new technology. However, Feed.ly appears to be the best replacement for me once the death of Google Reader arrives in July. Still grumbling about that.
And yet! We still have plenty of links I’ve come across that might be of interest to you.
If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s Neal Pollack talking about having to roll with the publishing punches, particularly when you’re no
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Handmade wooden journal by Tanja Sova.
Greetings, everyone. Happy Friday. I’m thinking about book arts a lot more lately, probably because the mister and I will soon be hand-sewing some poetry chapbooks with work by Saif Alsaegh.
Like this rainbow of Penguin book covers.
Designing a creative travel journal: I travel a fair amount, 2-3 trips somewhere per year. I should get in the habit of doing something like this.
You know you want to create your own pulp fiction cover.
Here are some words to use more often (or just smugly tell everyone that we already do, thanksverymuch).
This is amazing: click
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(Stumbled across this on Facebook. If anyone knows the source, let me know.)
I’ve a backlog of lit links I found interesting over the past few weeks, so let’s get to it once more, in our bleary-eyed time change stupor. Unless you live in Arizona or Guam or one of those other non-DST locations. You might be less bleary-eyed. Maybe.
First up, Steve Almond has some thoughts on AWP and the culture of writers versus the non-writing reading population.”Yes, people still read novels and stories and essays and poems,” he says. “But today most of those people are also
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“celebrating hundreds of years of cat jerkitude” (via Cats n Cats)
Are you holed up in your Boston hotel room, trying to fortify yourself for Saturday Night at AWP? Are you sitting at home wishing you were? Are not bothered either way? No matter! Let’s have some literary links for you to peruse.
Hey, let’s give some love to Lit Link Roundups that are better about updating than I am: Gina Frangello quotes my favorite Pablo Neruda sonnet over at The Rumpus, among other things.
Here’s the full soneto XVII, if you like.
Montana Represent: David Abrams‘ Fobbit was nominated for
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A friend of mine posted this on FB. Made me giggle. Include cats.
Bit of a short one this week, as we’re all caught up from my slacking with last week’s 3-day-linking extravaganza. However, should it be BlizzardTown where you’re at or 50+ degrees, hopefully you’ll find something here to pass the time.
Akashic Books have a shiny new site. If you use the promo code WELCOME, you get 40% off your order.
I might be one of the last people on Earth to begin reading the Harry Potter series (I’m about to start book 3), but my daughter
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