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Jessica Bates

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Jessica Bates I'm working on a novel called Dreamsender. I'm also working on marketing my book of motherhood poetry Birth & What Came After. I have a giveaway…moreI'm working on a novel called Dreamsender. I'm also working on marketing my book of motherhood poetry Birth & What Came After. I have a giveaway starting on June 7!(less)
Jessica Bates Fledgling by Octavia Butler, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood, Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison, and Shirley Jackson short stories,…moreFledgling by Octavia Butler, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood, Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison, and Shirley Jackson short stories, and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.(less)
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“I respond to many names.
Sometimes I am different people.
Sometimes I am the me that howls in
the night.
Sometimes I am the sickening silence.
I wear moonlight in my hair and bare
my teeth.”
Jessica Bates, Birth & What Came After: poems on motherhood

“One day his fingers will grow knobby, he will start to sag. I pray to the goddesses, the gods, the eggs, the clouds, the trees. I pray to the wind that he will grow old and die well.”
Jessica Bates, Birth & What Came After: poems on motherhood

“I try to feel my own edges in the
low light. I send my mind to the
outer edges of me — where do I end?
I send myself to my innermost edges,
and I see that in both directions 
I am infinite.”
Jessica Bates, Birth & What Came After: poems on motherhood

“She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

“The diseased, anyway, are more interesting than the healthy. The words of the diseased, even those who can manage only a murmur, carry more weight than those of the healthy. Then, too, all healthy people will in the future know disease. That sense of time, ah, the diseased man’s sense of time, what treasure hidden in a desert cave. Then, too the diseased truly bite, whereas the healthy pretend to bite but really only snap at the air. Then, too, then, too, then, too.”
Roberto Bolaño, 2666

“Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.”
Arthur Miller

“It's like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“A theory is a battlefield in your head.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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message 4: by Casey

Casey Renee Hi!! thanks for the add. nice to meet you! :)


message 3: by Lucy

Lucy Thanks for the friend request, Jessica, and all the lovely things you said. I'm not a blogger. I wish I had the dedication for stuff like that. Let me know how the book club meeting goes. I bet you're not the only odd one out on TNC. A lot of people I've spoken to go 'story, what story' when we talk about that book.


Maggie I haven't, I'm only about halfway through..but you should totally buy it, I can tell it's worth the $6.50!


Maggie Read this bio! It does a good job explaining the book so far! (:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49...


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