It makes sense to me that Johnny Appleseed, a man, would travel God's earth spreading his profligate seed. And then women are doomed to their lives trying to make that seed into something useful....more
The first poem in Sarah Blake’s new collection is titled “Suicide Prevention,” and it begins with a mention of new signs at the local train station for the Lifeline. The third line, set off by itself, reads “I’m glad my son can’t read yet,” and in that moment we get two of the major themes that run through this book—the constant presence of violence and the often overwhelming responsibility of parenthood.
Gabrielle Bell is a British cartoonist with a melancholy sentiment and gorgeous drawing talent. Her new graphic memoir, Everything Is Flammable, is about dual fire-related tragedies: First her mother’s house burns down, then her own apartment.
The book, which released in June, is a stunning meditation on life, danger and family. (more…)
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45 gets America’s numerous mass shootings confused.