Wednesday, July 17, 2024



FOR TEN YEARS or more, my weekday alarm is set for 6:23. I get moving, meditate like I have for 40-some years, text a Cleveland friend to let him know I’m still alive. C-SPAN at 7:00 on my phone like radio. Make the bed. Exercise briefly with some light weights. Make sure the lights are off and the refrigerator door is closed, and head out. I love the routine. 

Friday, July 12, 2024



The best recent poetry – review roundup

Fierce Elegy by Peter Gizzi; Adam by Gboyega Odubanjo; Bark, Archive, Splinter by Jay Gao; Polkadot Wounds by Anthony Vahni Capildeo; Goodlord by Ella Frears; Skeletons by Deborah Landau

https://apple.news/A1hTTOQnKS4mglqoRqrJ4Sw

Sunday, July 7, 2024

 


Beach Reads

We spent a sweltering summer Saturday at Jacob Riis Park to get some bookshelf inspiration

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York’ Magazine)

Friday, July 5, 2024

 


Garth Risk Hallberg: ‘David Foster Wallace convinced me to change the way I was living’

The American author on how Infinite Jest made him face up to his substance abuse, and the joy of Judy Blume


https://apple.news/AvUJbj1v0Sa-bvDBeJyHq0A

Monday, July 1, 2024



I’M GOING to put this in my bag this morning when I go downtown with the sign. I’m going to read it on the subway again a little each day for the third time.

Saturday, June 29, 2024

 


These classic ’60s books shout from the shelves to be read again
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Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Harper Lee and others asked provocative, brave questions about many of the same urgent issues we face today.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/books/2024/06/28/national-book-awards-1960s/

Thursday, June 27, 2024