What I’m Reading
It’s still poetry, poetry, and more poetry, which you can see on my Instagram.
But I’ve also started reading the first few chapters of In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination by Margaret Atwood, in which she discusses her own relationship with the speculative genre and what inspired her to write her own other worlds.
What I’m Poeming
I keep playing a game of catch up with the 30/30 challenge. I fall behind a day or two, then get caught up and then fall behind and get caught up.
Some of my poems have required “research,” by which I mean the watching of copious amounts of movies and TV in order to get new ideas. For example, I watched both two 1930s movies, Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein with the aim of writing a poem for the Bride (who is only in the movie for about a minute). Of course, in the process, I couldn’t help but write a poem for the monster himself, as well.
The poems I’ve completed this week (all will be taken down at the end of
the month May):
- The Monster Reaches Out
- Bride of Frankenstein – Our Lady of Female Rage
- Wednesday Addams – Our Lady of Apathy
- Lydia Deetz – Our Lady of the Strange and Unusual
- Siri – Our Lady of Impractical Assistance
- Velma Dinkley – Our Lady of the Masquerade
Goal for the Week:
- Only SIX poems left to write in the challenge! So polish it off!
Alyssa Rosenberg on Mourning Prince and David Bowie, who showed there’s no one right way to be a man: “We’re in a moment in American politics consumed by gender panic, from Donald Trump’s menstrual anxieties to the rise of and backlash to a movement for transgender rights. And now we’ve lost two men who had an expansive, almost luxuriant vision of what it meant to be a man and lived out that vision through decades when it was much less safe to do so.”
Scott Mendelson explains Why It Matters When Female Stars Are Kicked Out Of Their Franchises: “When you’re a woman in Hollywood, no matter your stature, no matter your billing, and no matter your importance to the television show or film franchise in which you appear, you may well always have a target on your back. At the end of the day, the only indisposable part of the franchise or the hit television show is the guy.”