There's this piece from my friend Nadxieli Nieto Hall up at Everyday Genius.
And this piece from my friend Nina Puro over at Boxcar Poetry Review.
And I think, my oh my: do these friends know their way around poems...
It's ninety-something (million?) degrees here and I'm spending my days with excellent, curious students and singing to Palace on the 405. I'm also...
...imagining myself a ghost in Venice (Gia Tolentino at The Billfold).
...learning to be a better friend to women (Roxane Gay at Jezebel).
...considering birds (Anna Joy Springer at NAP).
...considering all of NAP, actually.
...revisiting Lydia Davis.
...remembering the fireworks (after all, it still feels like July). (Leesa Cross-Smith in Juked).
Okay, these aren't new things, but they're good things. This is how I wiled my final summer days....
My friend, Maria Korol, is a painter (I sat for her sometimes when she lived out here, and she'd let me read or drink tea or bug her while she did it). Her work floors me and I found some of it online. You should check it out and be floored too.
I listened to this Other People podcast with Sarah Manguso as I drove through the Mojave desert by myself. In this interview, the wonderful Brad Listi asks her about the process of researching and writing The Guardians: An Elegy, a book about a close friend's suicide. This podcast series transforms L.A. traffic--every one I've heard just thrills me--but I found this particular piece smart, startling, and deeply moving.
These "digital quilts" by Rachel P. Glaser!
Allison Carter, Kit Frick, and Gina Keicher bring so much good-ness to DIAGRAM 12.4. (You might just want to read the whole issue).
As an educator, I'm fascinated by Chaska Conrow's account of teaching in a charter school for a San Francisco jail.
"What's a forty-letter word for sunshine?"--Catherine Lacey in September's elimae