penandink:

A very special Pen & Ink featuring writer and radio producer Starlee Kine.
Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them will be released on October 7th. You can pre-order your copy here, here, here, or here, and learn more about the book here.

HEY so I am in this book! On the very page after Tao Lin, which only feels stranger by the day as alt lit seemingly implodes. My entry is very earnest & about marriage, fyi.  

penandink:

A very special Pen & Ink featuring writer and radio producer Starlee Kine.

Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them will be released on October 7th. You can pre-order your copy here, here, here, or here, and learn more about the book here.

HEY so I am in this book! On the very page after Tao Lin, which only feels stranger by the day as alt lit seemingly implodes. My entry is very earnest & about marriage, fyi.  

(via therumpus)

millionsmillions:

The new issue of The Enemy is out, and it’s got some goodies which may be of interest to Millions readers. Among them are two new poems by Ruth Ellen Kocher, who won the 2014 PEN Open Book prize; an appraisal of the value of bad art by sociologist Alison Gerber; and a reassessment of the MFA by Beckett Flannery.

BECKETT IS VERY SMART

millionsmillions:

The new issue of The Enemy is out, and it’s got some goodies which may be of interest to Millions readers. Among them are two new poems by Ruth Ellen Kocher, who won the 2014 PEN Open Book prize; an appraisal of the value of bad art by sociologist Alison Gerber; and a reassessment of the MFA by Beckett Flannery.

BECKETT IS VERY SMART

aedoran:

As We May Think
Vannevar Bush, 1945
In which Bush describes a hypothetical machine called the Memex: a hypertext-like device capable of allowing its users to comb through a large set of documents stored on microfilm, connected via a network of “links” and “associative trails” that anticipated the hyperlinked structure of today’s Web.

I have been trying to remember the name VANNEVAR BUSH for four years. vannevarbushvannevarbushvannevarbush.

aedoran:

As We May Think

Vannevar Bush, 1945

In which Bush describes a hypothetical machine called the Memex: a hypertext-like device capable of allowing its users to comb through a large set of documents stored on microfilm, connected via a network of “links” and “associative trails” that anticipated the hyperlinked structure of today’s Web.

I have been trying to remember the name VANNEVAR BUSH for four years. vannevarbushvannevarbushvannevarbush.

therumpus:


On Monday, August 18th, at the 95th New York Comics Symposium, the cartoonist and instructor Tom Motley presented a talk and workshop entitled “Composition Lessons from the Masters.” The talk was held at the Butler Library at Columbia University. Karen Green introduced Motley, a veteran cartoonist and educator at both SVA and Pratt. He is a prolific illustrator, and his regular comic Tragic Strip appears in the Brooklyn Rail.
After a quick demonstration, Motley explained that composition is the “invisible component we don’t think of.” He covered the basics of renaissance composition, using the now famous photo of a fight that broke out in the Ukrainian parliament, and which, coincidentally, follows the rules of the golden ratio, an ideal of classical composition.

The New York Comics And Picture-Story Symposium: Tom Motley

This has been circulating ‘round my various internet places for a while. It really is a beautiful photograph.

therumpus:

On Monday, August 18th, at the 95th New York Comics Symposium, the cartoonist and instructor Tom Motley presented a talk and workshop entitled “Composition Lessons from the Masters.” The talk was held at the Butler Library at Columbia University. Karen Green introduced Motley, a veteran cartoonist and educator at both SVA and Pratt. He is a prolific illustrator, and his regular comic Tragic Strip appears in the Brooklyn Rail.

After a quick demonstration, Motley explained that composition is the “invisible component we don’t think of.” He covered the basics of renaissance composition, using the now famous photo of a fight that broke out in the Ukrainian parliament, and which, coincidentally, follows the rules of the golden ratio, an ideal of classical composition.

The New York Comics And Picture-Story Symposium: Tom Motley

This has been circulating ‘round my various internet places for a while. It really is a beautiful photograph.

johnisdead:

guy walking down the street wearing a shirt that says

PARTY
WITH
SLUTS

I saw that shirt for sale in Myrtle Beach once and still regret not buying it.

(Source: johnmortara)

Literary Blog Tour

Hey there! The fabulous Erica Sklar asked me to participate in this tag-you’re-it style interview. Here goes…

What are you working on right now?

My MFA thesis. Saying thesis is less scary than saying novel, but it is, in fact, a novel (quick summary/tagline for the movie adaptation: identity thieves in love). I’m at the point where I’ve just doubled back around to the beginning to revise the early chapters, which were written in 2012, and now need to be drastically altered for anything to make any sense.

I also have some story & essay ideas floating around that I hope to work on when I need a break from the book. This weekend my main secondary project was writing a birth plan, though. How’s THAT for a deadline?

How does your work differ from others in its genre?

Honestly this is the sort of question you want someone else to answer for/about you, not to answer about yourself. Comparison, thief of joy, right? Anyway, I write about women committing crimes a lot (and/or transgressing some kind of social boundary). I write about class and money a lot. I like to think my writing is kind of funny. Not that any of those things are unique, but at least they’re identifiable attributes.

Why do you write what you do?

If an idea or a character or a news story or an experience or a phrase or an image sticks in my mind long enough that I use it for material, I am trying to figure out why I am so interested in it and communicate that to a reader and hopefully make it interesting for the reader. Or sometimes maybe I am trying to work out some kind of emotional thing for myself and maybe that results in something others want to read and hey, maybe it doesn’t! They can’t all be winners. 

How does your writing process work?

My process is pretty erratic, which is something I feel bad about, and something I hoped an MFA program would help me fix. But instead of feeling bad, I’m just trying to acknowledge that I am not an everyday writer and probably won’t ever be, and it is all going to be OK as long as I don’t give up entirely. I try and block out weekend days for myself, making no other social plans, and either write from bed or trek out to a coffee shop or the library. Sometimes I grab an hour here or there on a weekday. But I am what another writer-friend once called a “burster,” prone to writing in long fits (accompanied by lots of snacks) with dry spells in between. Editing is a little less manic, and I like to do that after I have let the original version “rest” for a while. It’s easier to see mistakes when you’ve had long enough to forget what you wrote in the first place.


STAY TUNED for the responses from four writers of my choosing! (I still, uh, have to ask them…)

"Our Love in Space"

kathleenejones:

My poem “Our Love in Space” came out today in Stirring: A Literary Collection. I love Stirring so I’m super excited. The issue is available online, so please check it out!

Katie! Jones! Making our former neighborhood’s giant yellow spiders seem beautiful instead of terrifying!

(669) 221-6251

feminist-phone-intervention:

next time someone demands your digits and you want to get out of the situation, you can give them this number: (669) 221-6251.

when the person calls or texts, an automatically-generated quotation from feminist writer bell hooks will respond for you.

protect your privacy while dropping some…

a girl i sorta know from college made this thing

whilecinemavisionsdancedinmyhead:

F for Fake (1973)

whilecinemavisionsdancedinmyhead:

F for Fake (1973)

Disco Hootenanny, Clark Park, May 17, 2014

gifiltefish:

handcrafted GIFs by Ben Firestone, set of 10

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