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tkmadden

tkmadden

Joined October 2015

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I‘m back, Litsy fam!

Cinfhen Welcome back and congrats on your memoir!!! It was heart achingly brilliant 💖💖💖💖💖 4mo
Cinfhen Look who‘s back @LauraBeth ❣️❣️❣️ 4mo
tkmadden thank you so much for reading, @Cinfhen !! 🥰 4mo
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Cruddy: A Novel | Lynda Barry
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Writing desk here at the MacDowell Colony. ✨

quirkyreader I enjoyed Cruddy. It is a very good story. 3y
8leagueboot This looks busy and blissful ❤ 2y
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Living History | Hillary Rodham Clinton

At the polls 🌟

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
TheBookHippie 💗💗💗💗✌🏻️✌🏻️✌🏻️✌🏻️☮️☮️☮️ 3y
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Stone Butch Blues | Leslie Feinberg
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One of my favorite dedications ever, from Feinberg to partner Minnie: "The dirt from your garden is still smudged on my blues. Oh, my love, haven't we written a chapter together since"

#nationalcomingoutday

Bibliogeekery ❤️ 3y
BookishFeminist Love this 💜 3y
Yamich49 ❤️❤️ 3y
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Marlena | Julie Buntin
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Finished this beauty. Perhaps my favorite book of the year. Julie Buntin zooms in with such precision I could feel every chunk of ice, every sloppy kiss, every pang of nostalgia for a life I never lived.

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Rabbit Cake | Annie Hartnett
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It's a yellow mellow day for me here at the Litsy office. Also, this book is all the dopeness - Thank you, @Tin_House !! #galleybrag

Sara_Planz Those Poe pins! So awesome! 3y
LeahBergen This sounds good! 3y
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Marlena | Julie Buntin
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Home stretch of Julie Buntin's dazzling MARLENA, though I never want it to end! Fun fact: if one collected my "bookmarks" through the years they'd have a whole catalogue of my life -- plane tickets, letters, leaves, movie stubs, spent scratch offs, petals, takeout menus, anything goes. What do you use?

jessicarenee I'm all about using tickets as bookmarks! Movies, concerts, museums--i use them all! 3y
thesaurusrex My roommate once caught me using a Papa John's takeout menu as a bookmark. The judgement was palpable 3y
Tav Yes I too use the ephemera at hand as bookmarks although I also have a few "permanent" bookmarks that I love for sentimental reasons. 3y
Desha ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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This Must Be the Place | Sean H. Doyle
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Did you hear @seanhdoyle is now on #Litsy ? Follow him for some truth, and read his book if you want an unforgettable memoir that will wedge itself under your fingernails and squeeze your heart dry
cc: @mjseidlinger

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Last night's @RedInkSeries panel on the body, hosted by @michele Filgate. Phenomenal minds coming together to discuss trauma, zen writing, the body as interface, ghosts, and more. Book Court as backdrop - what could be better? #getindie #eileenmyles #alexandrakleeman #porochistakhakpour #annamarch #ruthozeki

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Just saw the film AUTHOR: The JT LeRoy story. This author "hoax" is still unbelievably fascinating to me all these years later. What do you think? Is Laura Albert a criminal and fraud, an artist, all of the above?

Julsmarshall I don't know anything about this story, I'll have to check it out! 3y
shawnmooney I choose FRAUD 3y
tkmadden @Julsmarshall get ready for a wild Internet rabbithole 3y
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Well-ReadNeck What?! I don't know this story. Added to my list!!!!! 3y
tkmadden @Well-ReadNeck the book itself isn't the JT LeRoy story, it's just one of the books "JT LeRoy" became famous for writing. Read the wiki and articles surrounding the scandal - endlessly fascinating ! 3y
Well-ReadNeck @tkmadden Ironic title, then!!! 3y
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Citizen: An American Lyric | Claudia Rankine

"because white men can't
police their imagination
black men are dying"

daena Yep 3y
Owlizabeth 💔💔💔 3y
BooksForEmpathy Whoa. Yes. 3y
8leagueboot I saw her speak once and it was an evening of chills. 3y
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The Art of Memoir | Mary Karr
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When today's reading matches your outfit

katedensen 😂❤️😂 3y
8leagueboot Those shoes + that flannel 😍 3y
LiteraryinLititz I heard the NPR interview with her today. She was talking about her relationship with David Foster Wallace. It was interesting, though I've never read any of her books. 3y
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Marlena | Julie Buntin
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"Tell me what you can't forget, and I'll tell you who you are."

First line of MARLENA. I cannot put this book down! (image by Eugenia Loli)

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Put yourself in my shoes | Raymond Carver
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Ok, Litizens. I bought this signed Raymond Carver book ten years ago and have never been able to make out the inscription. It kills me! Anyone?

KarenUK For Graham...With good wishes? 3y
BooksForYears I'm siding with @KarenUK - I thought the exact same thing! 3y
Lindy Me three. 3y
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rubyslippersreads That's my guess too. 3y
Vinjii I read "for ... with ... wishes" and I agree with the rest. 3y
JulieAnn "For Graham. With good wishes. Ray. RYC. 11-2-87". Maybe? 3y
JulieAnn Does his middle name start with a Y? 3y
MargaretPinardAuthor Might be NYC, where he signed it. 3y
Blaire For graham. With good wishes. Ray. NYC. 3y
JulieAnn Yep. Just saw that his middle name is Clevie. So not his initials then. NYC a good guess 3y
KimHM Yes, it looks like NYC. 3y
tkmadden y'all are amazing! my eyes are not sharp for handwriting! 3y
UnabridgedTomes Looks like "for graham, with good wishes." 3y
GinaAnderson I wonder why Graham didn't want his book. 3y
CherylDeFranceschi I ❤️ Raymond Carver! Lucky! 3y
Yournewfriendsams @UnabridgedTomes wow good deciphering! I could have never gotten that. 3y
squarepeginroundhole Jealous. Love Carver. 3y
UnabridgedTomes @Yournewfriendsam I taught high school for ten years; I can read nearly anything! (Plus, it helps that I'm left handed and have terrible handwriting too!) 3y
TheLondonBookworm Ooh literary mystery how exciting! 3y
SusanInTiburon @GinaAnderson I'm guessing it was Graham's heirs who parted with it, but who knows? 3y
Chey12 I'm so jealous. I absolutely love Raymond Carver! 3y
C-squared For graham, with good wishes 3y
LeslieO Graham probably did some rash weeding and forgot it was a signed copy. 3y
CynthiasBiblioFiles Love Carver. I agree with above. "For Graham with good wishes. NYC 1982? 3y
Celly84 For graham with good wishes 3y
Sugarpucker @JulieAnn probably NYC 3y
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Harmless Like You | Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
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This book arrived today from the UK! The most splendid, beautiful, break-heart book. @RowanHisayo is such a force! Never letting this go.

kdwinchester Can't wait to read it! 3y
BookishFeminist This sounds so good! 3y
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Gutshot: Stories | Amelia Gray

“Here‘s the thing,” he said. “Your mama‘s dead. And you‘re forty years old. And I have a warrant out for my arrest. And I am addicted to getting tattoos. And our air conditioner‘s broke. And you are drunk every day. And all I ever want to do is fight and go swimming. [...] And honest to God, you got big tits but you make a real shitty muse. And we are in Beaumont, Texas.”

I said, These are minor setbacks on the road to glory.

(I ❤️ Amelia Gray)

vincentscarpa One of my favorite passages of dialogue ever ever ever. 3y
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Harmless Like You | Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Happy pub day to @RowanHisayo !! HARMLESS LIKE YOU is a gorgeous, moving, star-bitten story that will make you see the world more tenderly. I love this book and I love this author!

Kenny I NEED IT. 3y
Sue I didn't realise she was on Litsy. Harmless Like You is so good!! 3y
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Lidia bringing it home with her acknowledgement page

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Pond | Claire-Louise Bennett
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More love for #Pond. Dazzled by this first page.

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Pond | Claire-Louise Bennett
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This book is beautiful all over the outside and the inside.

BookBabe Beautiful backdrop, too. 👌🏻 3y
RowanHisayo Aahhh can we talk about this book and how obsessed I am with it right now? 3y
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Every reader and writer is going to fall in love with this gorgeous edition of PLOTTO, "master book of all plots," coming this November from @Tin_House books. It's this nerd's new favorite go-to

Peterdamien Oh god, I think it would destroy my fragile writerly brain 3y
Tin_House @tkmadden Glad you're a proud Plottoist. Thanks for the shout-out--we can't wait til November! 3y
hwheaties Oooh I want one! Would be great for breaking kids' brains during teaching 😏 @Tin_House 3y
tonyfyt Omg @RowanHisayo remember when you wrote a story following one of these formulas for a term paper in college ?? 3y
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The Boys of My Youth | Jo Ann Beard

Hey Litizens! I'm interested in reading more personal essays and narrative #nonfiction. Can anyone recommend some favorites? As a reference, my favorite essay collection is Jo Ann Beard's The Boys of my Youth. Thanks in advance!

Megabooks Sort of more journalism, but you might enjoy the structure 3y
TheNextBook I've got this one on my list and I've heard great things about it. I can update after this weekend. It's one of my books for #24in48. 3y
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BookishFeminist When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams, Loitering by Charles D'Ambrosio, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote if crime is your thing, Just Kids by Patti Smith, anything by Annie Dillard, Nora Ephron, or Joan Didion, & 3y
kdwinchester Since my fellow Litsy friends have taken care of it, I'm going to give you a funny rec for days when life just seems to suck. Just turn on this audiobook and let David tell you about his weird life, and everything will seem to get better instantaneously. 😆 3y
tonyfyt I like Eileen Chang's Written on Water, Jesmyn Ward's Men We Reaped, and I read Tove Jansson's Fair Play as nonfiction. 3y
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99 Stories of God | Joy Williams
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Thank you, thank you @Tin_House for making my dreams come true with this package!

Kenny Obsessed with that book. My favorite book of the year. 3y
Liberty I got that today, too! 🤘🏻 3y
MrBook On my list now. 3y
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Bluets | Maggie Nelson
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loving The Nationale feminist bookstore in #Portland for the @Tin_House writers' workshop!

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When Watched: Stories | Leopoldine Core
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I feel really solid about my obsession with Leopoldine Core's writing. Thank you @penguinrandomhouse !!

Matilda I've been really enjoying it. 3y
annabelgraham Ahhh can you bring to Tin House?! Can't wait until August! ❤️ 3y
Taylor I do like her poetry. 3y
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GuiltyFeat Leopoldine Core is another author name that should really be a character in a spy novel. 3y
tkmadden it's sooooooo good, you guys. Miss your subway stop good. 3y
MrBook Nice pic! 3y
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Float | Anne Carson
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NEW ANNE CARSON?!? STACK STACK STACK STACKTIVISM

TheNextBook This screenshot from It Takes Two just gave me so much life!!! 3y
thepaulhoa Stacktivism is a great word 3y
Tammygrrrl I just saw an Anne Carson book today and was completely won over. 3y
vincentscarpa You HAVE it?!?!?!?! 3y
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Cruddy: A Novel | Lynda Barry
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"No matter what, expect the unexpected. And whenever possible BE the unexpected."

Favorite book in the whole world.

CherylDeFranceschi Love this book! 3y
NewWorldLibrary Love this book so much. 3y
tkmadden my #1 for always! 3y
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Why is May 25 full of such magical grit? It's my father's + Raymond Carver's birthday!

Read: a moving birthday tribute to Ray by his brother James (pictured above)

http://electricliterature.com/a-tribute-to-raymond-carver-on-his-birthday-by-his...

DanGram A draft of this essay actually crossed my desk at the Massachusetts Review! Glad it found a home elsewhere 👍 3y
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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Here at the Out of Print/Litsy office, we are all about THE GIRLS by Emma Cline. Don't forget to like, comment, or stack from the @Litsy post for a chance to win an advanced copy! @penguinrandomhouse

#faceswapcreeps

ChristieStratos It sounds fascinating, right up my alley! 3y
youngish-adult I want to read this sooooo badly!! 3y
Julsmarshall Can't wait to read it! 3y
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Mel41099 Can't wait to read it! 3y
Connie 😂😂😂 3y
Sydsavvy Now that's Clever!!! 3y
Natasha Interesting!!!! 3y
vtriay 🤓🤓🤓 3y
SpacecruSadie I can't wait to get my hands on this book!! 3y
Virgo This was on my list! 3y
Lizwynbeth1 Looks interesting!! 3y
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lil Poe serving as my bookmark today. Thanks @kaitlyn !

PurityofEssence Poe looks grumpy to be there lol. There needs to be a company that makes bookmarks like that one, where each bookmark depicts a different writer at their grumpiest. I wanna see a grumpy @tkmadden! 🤘😏🤘 3y
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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Make sure to follow the @Litsy account to enter THE GIRLS advanced reading copy giveaway! Thanks to @penguinrandomhouse I got to check out this book early, and I can tell you it's heart-stopping'ly fantastic

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Harmless Like You | Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
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Most anticipated book, maybe ever. @RowanHisayo

Taylor This looks good! 3y
tkmadden @taylor I've read an earlier version. it's FANTASTIC 3y
Kenny This looks exactly like a book I would love. I can't believe I haven't heard of it. Thank you. 3y
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tkmadden @Kenny Rowan is my hapa sister and she's going to be a star, mark my words. you'll know it 2 pages into this book 3y
Kenny I'm hapa too, except I don't think I've ever called myself that, except now I kind of want to. 3y
tkmadden @Kenny do it! hapa family = the best kind of family 3y
Treatyoshelf I randomly came across this book while scrolling through the Foyles website and now I'm desperate for it! I'm all for more Asian writers!! 3y
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"There was some open space between what he knew and what he tried to believe, but nothing could be done about it, and if you can't fix it you've got to stand it.”

6 months without my father and this Annie Proulx line, like so many of her lines, is hugging me like "I know."

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A brave and important work by a brave and important writer. This book roars.

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When the perfectly placed flash-forward destroys you.

BibliophileBytheSea I was really disappointed by this one👎 3y
tkmadden @BibliophileBytheSea I love that about reading! we can all leave with a different experience. was there something in particular you didn't like about this one? 3y
BibliophileBytheSea I wasn't a fan of the writing style and felt it was hard to determine the timeframes for each story. I though it all felt a little choppy. I am happy u enjoyed it. Overall the reviews seem mixed. 3y
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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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Who says Litsy and Snapchat aren't meant for one another? @annabelgraham

Yossarian This is great. 3y
LitHousewife Love! 3y
todd I want this photo treatment on Litsy! 3y
QuirkBooks Ha! 3y
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The Red Parts: A Memoir | Maggie Nelson
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Feeling under the weather with this winter-spring-thing happening but now I'm excited to be sick and curl up with Maggggiiiieeeeee

prowlix I'm not sure I'm ready to read such an emotional book but it sounds amazing! 3y
RealLifeReading Hope you feel better! 3y
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The Red Parts: A Memoir | Maggie Nelson
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Me, waiting for the new Maggie Nelson to arrive in my mailbox tomorrow.

rwrkb I'm starting the audiobook tomorrow! 3y
Liberty It's so good. 3y
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Two Dollar radio doing wonders for my heart at #AWP16.

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but what if I've got more than 11?

Peterdamien Then you have to buy a second copy :) 3y
BookReviewFAIL Remember to turn your speakers up to 11 for the audio book. 3y
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I am living for this book. Awad is sensational. The point of view is always shifting, dollying around this girl and her life. It hurts so good.

Megabooks I'm living this book, too. Not entirely accurate for my personal experience, but so well written! 3y
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Thanks for sharing, @mattbell

Taylor Matt Bell rocks. I really enjoyed "In the House Upon the Dirt..." 3y
tkmadden @Taylor excellent writer and such a fine person 3y
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Highlight of my week: Tuesday night classes @ Jazz at Lincoln Center. This term I'm taking Billie Holiday and the Swing song tradition. Excited to finally read this memoir'ish, fiction'ish account.

MoonChild7 “I‘d like to point out to people the divine in a musical language that transcends words. I want to speak to their souls.” 3y
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Lately I've been waking up hours before work to get my reading and writing done in the Nomad library. This morning I devoured a pot of tea and this beauty. Worth the earlier alarm!

thepaulhoa Serious dedication! 3y
kgshine Nomad library 3y
tkmadden @kgshine let's have a date there sometime! dinner or cocktails w the boos? 3y
kgshine @tkmadden w the boos! I'd love to. 3y
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Good on Paper | Rachel Cantor
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Rachel Cantor is so good on paper as well as in real life. Can't wait to devour her latest!

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The Queen of the Night | Alexander Chee
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Last night with the great Alexander Chee reading from Queen of the Night at Franklin Park's 7 yr anniversary show.

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Little Girl Lost | Todd Gold, Drew Barrymore
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Going through old boxes on a Saturday night. This was the first book to save my life when I was a kid. Oh, Drew.

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The Sonnets | Ted Berrigan
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Dear Margie, hello. It is 5:15 am / Dear Berrigan. He died / Back to books. I read / It's 8:30 pm in New York and I've been running around / all day /.../ Yes, it is now, / How Much Longer Shall I Be Able To Inhabit the Divine

Lauren Yes. 3y
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When you wake up thinking "I'm a writer. I can write. How COOL is that?" and then you open up to the first sentence of an Annie Proulx story and she's like "LOL! bitch please."

BetsyBrandt Always. 3y
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if you like to cry in the morning as much as I do

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