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In 1976 Kenneth Koch taught poetry writing at the American Nursing Home located at Avenue B and Fifth Street in New York City: “The students were all incapacitated in some way, by illness or old age. Most were in their seventies, eighties, and nineties. They had worked as dry cleaners, messengers, short-order cooks, and domestic servants. A few had worked in offices and one had been an...
The expression ‘Breakfast of Champions’ is a registered trademark of General...– Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut Submitted by mumblerbumbler (via novelfirstsentences)
It is a relatively little-known fact that, over the course of a single year,...– The Girl with No Shadow by Joanne Harris Submitted by Nicole (via email)
"Make up" By Dora Malech
My mother does not trust women without it. What are they not hiding? Renders the dead living and the living more alive. Everything I say sets the clouds off blubbering like they knew the pretty dead. True, no mascara, no evidence. Blue sky, blank face. Blank face, a faithful liar, false bottom. Sorrow, a rabbit harbored in the head. The skin, a silly one-act, concurs. At the carnival, each...
Life in Marvelous Times: "He finds he cannot fake... →
marveloustimes: One of my favorite people, a Russian screenwriter I met in college, wrote me last week to ask what I made of Erykah Badu and Georgia Anne Muldrow’s “I stay woke” chant: I know it means staying awake. But I need more connotations. Does it mean being in the moment? Being yourself? My reply: Friendship op-Ed
The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you...– Stephen King (via subtlelights)
Trump Announces Friendship with 'The Blacks' →
fsufeminist: Despite recent speculation that all of Trump’s birther talk might be alienating people of color, he confidently declared in an interview this morning: “I have a great relationship with the blacks, I’ve always had a great relationship with the blacks.” Woooooow. Please stay in the race Donald. Remove the hairpiece or something and people will forget all about this.
There are 15 to 20 dead I think. I’ve never seen anything like this. It’s like...– A Brazilian rescue worker, after surveying the carnage from Rio de Janeiro’s worst-ever school shooting yesterday for The Guardian. (via motherjones)