What I’m reading
Finished Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente, which was wonderful and I am hoping to have a review for tomorrow.
I’ve started Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon. This will prove to be a slow read, but is so relevant right now.
What I’m Writing
Novel in poems progresses. I’ve typed out the first poem and have it “finished”. It came out entirely different than I first imagined it would, as my writing sometimes does. Usually this surprise is for the best, and I feel like this is the case here.
Many more notes and starts of poems were handwritten out.
Goal(s) for this week: Type up two more novel poems. If this is accomplished send out a submission of existing work.
What’s Inspiring Me Right Now
The act of writing itself, words inspiring words. It feels good.
Opportunity of the Week
WEIRD SISTER is a new literary, feminist, and pop culture blog that my friend Marisa Crawford is editing along with Becca Klaver. The site is looking for “feminist literary and cultural commentary that’s critical, creative, incisive, and playful, sometimes all at once.”
In “To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This,” Mandy Len Catron describes an experiment in which psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory. She then describes going on a date and going through the same list of questions used by Aron, with fascinating results.