Weekend Readings

50 Sure Signs that Texas is Actually Utopia” by Summer Anne Buton — The whole list is great, but #4 is where it’s at. I don’t want to live in a state without breakfast tacos.

Calvin & Hobbes photoshopped into real photographs. So wonderful.

Janeites: The curious American cult of Jane Austen” by Jon Kelly — My enjoyment of Pride and Prejudice¬†aside, I’m more fascinated by people’s interest in Jane Austen rather than her work.

Beloved by Toni Morrison — This April, I’ll be participating in the Pulitzer Remix Project and creating a poem a day drafted exclusively from the text of¬†Beloved. Since I haven’t read the novel since college, I’m reading it this month, and then I’ll read it again in March. It’s an interesting experience to read a book for the purpose of making poems out of it. I’ll probably have more detailed reflections on that later.

Tatau (Tattoo) Poetics” by Craig Santos Perez — I have a soft spot for literary discussions about tattoos. Here, Perez discusses poetics and postcolonialism.

 

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  1. Allyson,
    I love found poems and love the idea of the Pulitzer Remix! Very cool that you are a participating poet (I see they are no longer taking poets, but I will take part on my own). Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

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