This week, a hodgepodge of new things and old things, but first, some things I recommend you be aware of:
Stay safe and sane out there, folks. Also, please vote. And make sure we can do so safely come November. Call your reps, organize, do the thing.
The Creative Communities That Changed Literature Forever: Maggie Doherty on the Writerly Life, From Concord to Asheville
by Maggie Doherty
I liked this and I want to get the book now.
by Kathryn Shattuck
I don’t know, A and I really enjoy Ugly Delicious amongst other things that he does and this list kind of made me giggle. Also turned me on to…
How to Be an Artist 33 rules to take you from clueless amateur to generational talent (or at least help you live life a little more creatively).
by Jerry Saltz
…which is admittedly kind of BSsy but also kind of fun. And some good stuff in there.
by Harris Feinsod
This was cool and I want to read the book now. Pairs well with another book I’m reading, too, Mike Chasar’s Everyday Reading.
Self-aggrandizing as Jan over at Rene Herse always seems to be, this bike really is cool as shit (you know, if you’re into that sort of thing).
And finally, in honor of my dear friend Nick Snow’s birthday… A Charles Olson Reader
by Ralph Maud
I can recommend this, finally, now that I’ve started it maybe a year after he gave it to me. Nick really likes Mr. Olson. I’m digging it so far.
Anyway, that’s all for now. Oh, and I should mention that I started the new issue of Jewish Currents this morning and it promises to be good (as expected). So maybe go check that out, too. Happy Wednesday.