November 29, 2011KR BlogReadingUncategorizedWriting

Mix Tape: Feeling Thankful For…

Poems, when they come, and for Ruth Stone, who once said, “Never keep a poem waiting; it might be a really good one, and if you don’t get it down it’s lost.”

Turduckens of the literary variety.

Paul Muldoon’s close reading of Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok.” Yes, that’s right.

Libraries everywhere and in all forms. Like this one. And this one.

Indie bookstores, because they are scarce even in big cities, and because they are much cozier and friendlier than warehouses.

Those who still prefer writing longhand—and the knowledge that composing this way might have advantages.

Poets speaking back to the police.

The knowledge that poets are treated like rock stars somewhere in the world, even if that somewhere is not Berkeley.