venusbone:

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten/some] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

AH THIS IS SO HARD, OK, off the top of my head:

Mysteries of Small Houses - Alice Notley
the she said dialogues : fleshmemory - Akilah Oliver
Illuminations - Arthur Rimbaud
Loving in the War Years - Cherríe Moraga
Le Corps lesbien - Monique Wittig
Tropismes - Nathalie Sarraute
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
Dictee - Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
Not Me - Eileen Myles
Dutchman - Amiri Baraka
Autobiography of Red - Anne Carson

Also Audra put Julio Cortázar’s Rayuela (which I read in English as Hopscotch) & the collected Emily Dickinson on her list & if this could be longer they would definitely be on mine too. Ahhhh sorry, breaking the rules//oops already put 11 books instead of 10, so I guess this is like 13, “unofficially.”

Ok so both skunkdoily and ghoulchantsister tagged me & they already tagged a bunch of people whose responses I’m interested in, sooooo um, to tag some other people: vulturechow, cahun-caha, stainedglassgardens, curate, afterthecall, & even though I haven’t seen you much on tumblr lately: 2ofpentacles

 

Philip, She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks

Trask, From a Native Daughter

Spahr, The Transformation

Trinh, Woman, Native, Other

Rosca, State of War

Lispector, Hour of the Star

Spicer, My Vocabulary Did This to Me

Cha, Dictée

Spivak, In Other Worlds

Hollibaugh, My Dangerous Desires

wanna hear from: kt, C.J., vispoetica, jaysantacruz, armandjay, beachcombed, lawd-knows, elderlymag, tanglad, elleperezhoneyrococo

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The six monks, from Drepung Gomang Monastery in southwest India, arrived in St. Louis on Saturday as part of the Sacred Tibetan Arts tour, which their monastery puts on every year. They will spend the next ten months traveling cross-country to give lectures, create Tibetan sand paintings (mandalas) and perform traditional ceremonies. According to the monastery’s website, the tour aims to increase awareness of Tibetan culture, raise funds for the monastery’s upkeep, and “make a contribution to world healing and peace.” This is the tour’s third year visiting St. Louis, though Maher says different monks come each time. Geshe Tsewang Thinley is one of the monks visiting the US for the first time with this year’s tour. He grew up in a Tibetan refugee community in India, where many Tibetans fled after the Chinese invasion in 1950 and a failed uprising against Chinese rule in 1959. “In Tibet, you know, many times it happens like this. Everywhere, every month, they have the problem in Tibet, same, the police shooting like this,” Geshe Thinley explained, speaking of Chinese forces’ frequent use of live rounds against nonviolent protesters. Just four days after Michael Brown’s death, Radio Free Asia reported that Chinese police wounded almost a dozen Tibetans when they opened fire on a protest in Kardze. Since then, five of the protesters have reportedly died of their injuries. (via Monks in Ferguson | Tricycle)

 

The six monks, from Drepung Gomang Monastery in southwest India, arrived in St. Louis on Saturday as part of the Sacred Tibetan Arts tour, which their monastery puts on every year. They will spend the next ten months traveling cross-country to give lectures, create Tibetan sand paintings (mandalas) and perform traditional ceremonies. According to the monastery’s website, the tour aims to increase awareness of Tibetan culture, raise funds for the monastery’s upkeep, and “make a contribution to world healing and peace.” This is the tour’s third year visiting St. Louis, though Maher says different monks come each time. Geshe Tsewang Thinley is one of the monks visiting the US for the first time with this year’s tour. He grew up in a Tibetan refugee community in India, where many Tibetans fled after the Chinese invasion in 1950 and a failed uprising against Chinese rule in 1959. “In Tibet, you know, many times it happens like this. Everywhere, every month, they have the problem in Tibet, same, the police shooting like this,” Geshe Thinley explained, speaking of Chinese forces’ frequent use of live rounds against nonviolent protesters. Just four days after Michael Brown’s death, Radio Free Asia reported that Chinese police wounded almost a dozen Tibetans when they opened fire on a protest in Kardze. Since then, five of the protesters have reportedly died of their injuries. (via Monks in Ferguson | Tricycle)

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basically, you have three choices:
jail, mall, museum

whose hapless invariance
repeats as edges leaping
away from each problematic

crossing to defeat
all possible reply.

jail + museum =
university; mall + jail
= airport; mall + jail
+ museum = home sweet home

Jasper Bernes, from “We Are Nothing and So Can You” (via grupaok)

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