While we are surrounded by breasts constantly in the media (c’mon the rise of “underboob” and “sideboob,” not to mention Miley’s boobs and Kate Upton’s boobs and well, BOOBS!), there is still one kind of breast that is not allowed.
Hyperallergic’s wonderful review of Hyesoon’s recent book of poetry, translated by Don Mee Choi, just simply makes me slobber for poetry that “suggests a grossly visceral alternative to the capitalist world.”
If you haven’t read Katie Farris’ incredible boysgirls yet, read this great review from American Book Review where her debut collection is praised both for its refined madness, and for alluring the reader into an incredible and incredibly strange world.
Britney Griner is AMAZEBALLS (sorry for the capslockslang, but she plays basketball).
Griner, whose on-court skills are likened to Wilt Chamberlain and LeBron James, “represents a break from the sexual McCarthyism in women’s sports,” “proudly identifies as butch,” “dresses like a 1920s male dandy,” pulls off argyle socks like nobody’s business, and pretty much just kicks ass all over the place.
Booker Prize-winning author, Lydia Davis’ new collection of short stories, Can’t and Won’t, just came out today. Davis is one of the most renown and amazing contemporary short story writers. Watch her read from her new collection: And here’s a great review from The New York Times.
Just as we are polyphonic in our voices and backgrounds, so we are in our belief systems.
While many versions of these often work to oppress women and various ethnicities, Jimmy Carter has another idea completely.
“I think these numbers are important for several reasons. For one, it makes a difference to see concrete, statistical data. People make assumptions that art-world bias exists, but no one that I encountered was aware of the actual figures.”