We don’t have bookstores where I come from. We don’t even have a grocery store. So my tiny 120 degree desert town is selling my Pulitzer Prize poetry book at our Dollar Stores (we have 3) & Liquor stores (we have several). Maybe this is the most “poetry” poetry can be & where. pic.twitter.com/QCH72GE7ZZ
"In the total darkness, poetry is still there, and it is there for you." Thank you, Abbas Kiarostami. The beloved Iranian filmmaker, who created some of cinema’s most transcendent works, was born on this day in 1940. Which of his life-affirming films will you be revisiting? pic.twitter.com/vRZxrTN9zg
Things we've seen inside Seventeen's dorm (so far) : -hotdog machine -pet rocks + houses -tiger plushies -tea sets -various flower vases -scented candles -poetry books -4 boxes of same drinks -12 pcs of same cups -lego sets -mic/studio setups -portable stove -hot pot cooking pan
When I buy myself a poetry book I don’t just think I am buying poetry, I think I am investing in poetry, the writer, the (more often than not) indie press & I am investing in my own creative journey too. I find this perspective gives me a more rewarding & pleasurable experience
A Persian word for 'beautiful' or 'enchanting' is 'del-āvīz' which means 'heart-hanger' or 'something the heart hangs onto.'
your childhood librarian who dressed like Ms. Frizzle and threw murder mystery parties and wore cat’s eye glasses and pleated skirts and watched Wishbone and Doctor Who and read poetry in a boozy voice had it exactly right.