Today is a day of memory as well as hope. An early text from my favorite New Yorker reminded me to light a candle and feel the pulse of life in all things. That early downpour of rain, the scent of lingering summer, the flickering flame. Our loved ones.
Here is a mix of some interesting reads in cyberland:
Sam Rasnake’s new book, Cinema Verite, is now available from A-Minor Press. This one is a must have:
Penny Goring is in the unique author spotlight at HTML Giant: http://htmlgiant.com/author-spotlight/penny-goring/
Len Kuntz’s How We Got Here is up at In Between Altered States:
MaryAnne Kolton interviews Emma Brockes in the Los Angeles Review of Books:
At Fictionaut, Tina Barry rocks on with Three Bedrooms in New Jersey:
Two reviews of Pleasure Trout, the new amazing poetry chapbook by Gloria Mindock:
If you missed this brilliance, check out Seeing by Karen Stefano at Metazen: http://www.metazen.ca/?p=13477
James Claffey brings it at Fictionaut with Lid & Surface: http://fictionaut.com/stories/james-claffey/lid-surface
A treasure-trove of great reading at Gessy Alvarez’s Digging Through The Fat ‘s monthly column, Community: http://diggingthroughthefat.com/2013/09/06/september-2013-community/
Roxane Gay brings us the grim reality of Broader, Better Literary Conversations at The Nation: http://www.thenation.com/blog/176083/broader-better-literary-conversations
Do something nice for someone today, maybe a stranger, a random act of kindness. Let it surprise you, the way an unexpected gift might. Be gentle with yourself. Don different colored shades. Giggle often- laughter truly is the best medicine.