Danny Goodman's Blog
March 14, 2017
"If the writer-genius I once idealized was substantial and authentic, then the actual writer was a..."
March 2, 2017
"He isn’t crying exactly. There’s a welling up of something. He’s riding the swell of emotion that..."
- Brandon Taylor, “Frites,” in Little Fiction
March 1, 2017
The American story has been one of incessant consolidation. As separate cities were becoming the five boroughs of a single New York City in 1898, so the disparate competing professional baseball leagues took their first halting steps toward consolidation aro...
February 21, 2017
Somehow There Was More Here, in my tiny paws.
The "G" shelf is stellar.
So very excited to have these small lovelies out in the world, courtesy of the most wonderful @foundpress.
If you do happen to order one, send me a private message on here or Twitter (or email) and let me know… for every copy sold, I’ll be donating $2 to either @plannedparenthood or the ACLU (your choice!). Thanks to y'all for being the absolute best.
January 21, 2017
- “What’s Happening in America?”by Susan Sontag
January 20, 2017
And when they bombed other people’s houses, we
but not enough, we opposed them but not
enough. I was
in my bed, around my bed America
was falling: invisible house by invisible house by invisible house.
I took a chair outside and watched the sun.
In the sixth month
of a disastrous reign in the house of money
in the street of money in the city of money in the country of money,
our great country of money, we (forgive us)
lived happily during the war.
December 2, 2016
"Get up every day and do the thing. Don’t rush. Every word you write is necessary, regardless of..."
- @nicholasmainieri, author of The Infinite, on #writing
November 17, 2016
November 9, 2016
Those who knew
what was going on here
must make way for
those who know little.
And less than little.
And finally as little as nothing.
In the grass that has overgrown
causes and effects,
someone must be stretched out
blade of grass in his mouth
gazing at the clouds.
- “The End and the Beginning” by Wisława Szymborska
"I asked people to see the worst in our country so that we could preserve the best of it. American..."
I asked people to see the worst in our country so that we could preserve the best of it. American exceptionalism was never real. It was a myth of hubris, and a deep denial of the past. We are a country founded on slave labour and stolen land. We are a country where white mobs lynched blacks for entertainment, and white parents told their children to gather around and cheer.
Children are taught in school that these injustices are exceptions, but they are the rule. The willful blindness to in...