buttonpoetry:

Charlie Curtis-Beard - “Dance” (LTAB)

"Dance chooses people that don’t have a voice of their own."

Charlie is eighteen years old, and he’s already blowing us away with his writing and performance. Check out his stunning poem from Omaha’s Louder Than A Bomb finals.

Amazing piece by an incredible (and incredibly young) artist.

"When I opened my jury summons, my first thought was, “How can I get out of this?” After all, Hennepin County’s $10 per day jury pay doesn’t stretch far when you’re a self-employed writer. And because of a family health crisis, the last thing I needed was to have my faith in fluffy kittens and rainbows challenged yet again. So I signed up for call-in status and kept my fingers crossed that I wouldn’t be called."—Stories On Trial

groveatlanticinc:

Maybe somewhere this world exists…

In fact, there’s a book that fits this list perfectly: Mr.Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.

groveatlanticinc:

Maybe somewhere this world exists…

In fact, there’s a book that fits this list perfectly: Mr.Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.

(Source: thebarnesandnoble)

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"Found poems are often astoundingly intelligent; they can honor or subvert; they bring otherwise estranged voices into conversation. They’re collaborative, even if the authors of the foundational texts don’t know it."—On Found Poetry

"Let’s be real, folks. People write every day. People dance every day. But very few create what we’d consider virtuoso performances. That’s largely because what, on the surface, is a very simple act—"tell a good story!"—"do the Electric Slide!"—requires a heck of a lot more practice and finesse than the average person can manage. So while most of us have the basics pretty well covered, true mastery of the craft requires an intimate knowledge of rhythm and positioning: of what goes where, and when and how to put it there. In prose, these are called positions of emphasis—and they work on every level of your story. Here’s how you can use them to amaze and delight your reader.”—Positions of Emphasis: The Rhythm of Killer Prose

"Any book has behind it all the other books that have been written."

Anthony Burgess (cf.)

(via litreactor)

So many beautiful, bookish places. (So many books.)

(Source: kumandaninkayiptusu, via simonbooks)

bookriot:

Stamps from around the world honoring kid lit. Check ‘em out!

The best stories know no borders.

universitybookstore:

Congratulations to the longlist nominees for the Man Booker Prize!


  • To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, Joshua Ferris
  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan
  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler
  • The Blazing World, Siri Hustvedt
  • J, Howard Jacobson
  • The Wake, Paul Kingsnorth
  • The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell
  • The Lives of Others, Neel Mukherjee
  • Us, David Nicholls
  • The Dog, Joseph O’Neill
  • Orfeo, Richard Powers
  • How to be Both, Ali Smith
  • History of the Rain, Niall Williams

We found our reading list for the rest of 2014.