An intro to pretty much every topic you can think of

This Oxford University Press book series is great for those of us who are curious about everything and want to know it all. I spotted them at a local bookstore. My favorites: A Very Short Introduction to Identity A Very Short Introduction to Infinity A Very Short Introduction to Nothing A Very Short Introduction to […]

my poetry & art book wish lists

Is Santa listening yet? POETRY The Collected Poems: Sylvia Plath New Addresses: Poems by Kenneth Koch Selected Poems: Frank O’Hara Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein Ozone Journal by Peter Balakian ART Cy Twombly: Fifty Years of Works on Paper Marcel Broothaers: The Complete Prints Georgia O’Keeffe: A Portrait by Alfred Stieglitz Pablo Picasso: The Lithographs […]

> a present from me to me

I gave myself Tin House’s current sex-themed issue for my recent birthday. Very apropos, yes? Inside is fiction, poetry, brief essays, reviews on sex-themed books & other stuff. I’ve already devoured most of it. Naomi Jackson’s mini-essay Minding the Gap alone made the purchase worthwhile: “… The fact that when kissing someone who is still only a body […]