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I have known many adventures in my time: the creation of postal routes, Sahara rebellions, South America … but war is not really an adventure at all, it is only a substitute for adventure.… War is a disease. Like typhus. Antoine de ...more
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well said, tony

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The Secret Lives of People in Love by Simon Van Booy
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There There by Tommy Orange
There There
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native americans blast away steroetypes //

fresh, mimetic, searching //

massacres, gun violence, murder of babies, physical abuse, poverty, ennui //

4.1: 3.7, 4.0, 4.8, 4.0, 4.0 //

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The Love Poems of Rumi by Rumi
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Deepak Chopra ruins Rumi. //

oversentimental, unambiguous, new agey //

subtle notmetooism //

0.5: 0.5, 1.o, 0.5, 0.1, 2.0 //

These are the kinds of poems that make me want to cross out lines, renumber stanz
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The Love Poems of Rumi by Rumi
"Rumi is great, a genius! This is not about Rumi.

I would rate this -1 if that was possible to do. I love Rumi, and I've read quite a lot of his work. This is the worst thing that can happen with Rumi's work! I'll just say it simply, do not..." Read more of this review »
The Love Poems of Rumi by Rumi
"I should have known anything Deepak Chopra put his name to would be drivel. It's like the bad poetry of a repressed teenager. I feel this and I feel that, blah blah blah. Free-association in all the wrong places. It does however come across as sin..." Read more of this review »
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The Love Poems of Rumi by Rumi
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Deepak Chopra ruins Rumi. //

oversentimental, unambiguous, new agey //

subtle notmetooism //

0.5: 0.5, 1.o, 0.5, 0.1, 2.0 //

These are the kinds of poems that make me want to cross out lines, renumber stanz
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Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
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Do not be old, female, or canine in South Africa //

semiotic, premetooistic, merciless //

rape, physical abuse, infidelity, subtle racism, dog death //

4.0: 3.7, 4.o, 4.0, 4.0, 4.5 //

I don't put much stock
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The Topeka School by Ben Lerner
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The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy
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Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson
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John Jeremiah Sullivan
“Even the great anxiety of writing can be stilled for the eight minutes it takes to eat a pineapple popsicle.”
John Jeremiah Sullivan, The Best American Essays 2014