A Report From the Inside of Schrödinger’s Box of Self-Doubt

Alternatively Titled: A Graduate Student's Gusty Confession About Why Stuff is Hard I'm still on the Hunt for #ReadOctober. This week it's American poet David Wojahn's WORLD TREE, recommended by my thesis chair, and Canadian science journalist Alanna Mitchell's THE SPINNING MAGNET, which came to me via interlibrary loan as recommended by McLean Magazine's "Nonfiction…

September #LitCitizens Unite!

Just because one monthly challenge is running doesn't mean everything else comes to a halt! Me, panicking: oh shitUpcoming this week is also Andrew’s reading for No, It’s Just You and the formal launch of Scuppernong Editions. Andrew was one of the primary make-things-happen people for the first Greensboro Bound; he’s a really engaging and good-hearted…

This is Not Your Mother’s Bookshelf

If your childhood was anything like mine, you were probably a dirty little thief---by which I mean: if you spotted an unsupervised book, well, who's to say it wasn't your book in the first place? My parents used to read to me, but largely not from children's material. They read to me whatever they were reading, with…