June 30, 2012


Suddenly I wasn't myself anymore.
I was his absence.
Even in my new white veil
and black patent shoes,
I was the dented suitcase
he had left behind.

— Tania James, short story "The Gulf" (Boston Review, March/April 2012)

June 18, 2012

Short story, novel, poem

sound like
your novel."

— Ben Lerner, short story "The Golden Vanity" (New Yorker, June 18, 2012, issue)

June 17, 2012


There's not
some finite
amount of
pain inside us.

— Tom Perrotta, "The Leftovers"

June 10, 2012


Some miracles,
are destructive.

— Victor Lodato, "P.E." (short story in New Yorker, April 2, 2012, issue)

June 7, 2012

Natasha Trethewey: U.S. poet laureate

The new U.S poet laureate is from metro Atlanta. The first Southerner to hold the post since the original laureate, Robert Penn Warren.
New York Times article
Photo of Natasha Trethewey by Jon Rou