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Magical Negro by Morgan  Parker
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Magical Negro by Morgan  Parker
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Magical Negro by Morgan  Parker
"I don't really know how to talk about poetry. I know what I like and I know what I don't like. These poems are amazing. Strange. Clever. Playful. Powerful. Intricately crafted. Parker takes on the contemporary black condition, interracial dating,..." Read more of this review »
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Magical Negro by Morgan  Parker
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One of the best books of poetry published this year. Enjoyed reading it and savoring each poem for their strange, magnificent quality. Read immediately!
Michael and 293 other people liked Roxane's review of Evvie Drake Starts Over:
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda  Holmes
"This is a very charming novel. It is a juicy red apple. It is a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils. It is, and I mean this in the best possible way, a Hallmark movie, but with richly drawn characters who are imperfect and interesting. Evvie Drak..." Read more of this review »
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Viper Rum by Mary Karr
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I want to write poetry like Mary Karr.
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Upright Beasts by Lincoln Michel
Upright Beasts
by Lincoln Michel (Goodreads Author)
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Really loved the book. Thought each story matched in tone and theme. Surreal, dry, funny--and also a mix of longer pieces and brief snippets of narrative. Anyway, I've come around to indulging my own rambling Goodreads review but if you enjoy works t ...more
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Abba Gold by Elisabeth Vincentelli
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Really liked this one. Vincentelli explores Abba in a way that just feels right to me. Abba has a cultural meaning for me and a fondness from youth. Perhaps I'm making that up. I'm not sure. Queerness is essential to Abba and I like how this book add ...more
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Merle Haggard's Okie from Muskogee by Rachel Lee Rubin
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What can I say? I ended up enjoying Merle Haggard. I never listened to his music before but this album is lovely and I can say Rachel Lee Rubin's book on the album made it matter even more. She examines the race and class dynamics of the genre itself ...more
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Björk's Homogenic by Emily MacKay
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Love Homogenic so loved this.
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“In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. Things like the continuance of British rule in India, the Russian purges and deportations, the dropping of atom bombs on Japan, can indeed be defended, but only by arguments which are too brutal for most people to face, and which do not square with the professed aims of political parties. Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness. Defenseless villages are bombarded from the air, the inhabitants driven out into the countryside, the cattle machine-gunned, the huts set on fire with incendiary bullets: this is called pacification. Millions of peasants are robbed of their farms and sent trudging along the roads with no more than they can carry: this is called transfer of population or rectification of frontiers. People are imprisoned for years without trial, or shot in the back of the neck or sent to die of scurvy in Arctic lumber camps: this is called elimination of unreliable elements.”
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