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
SA UPDATE - Cyril wanted his iPad but it wasn’t in his hands. Athi said she found it but the Presidency said it wasn’t missing in the first place. Fikile was in the room but nobody checked his bag. Tito is writing poetry. Pravin is deleting his files on SAA. It’s only Tuesday.
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.