books / library / poetry / reading

Genre, Format, and Height

A person’s bookshelves can tell you a lot about them—their interests, their histories, their dusting abilities—and while the content is what’s most important, of course, the organization can also speak volumes. — Emily Temple I read an article on LitHub about how writers organize their personal libraries and that got me to thinking about my own … Continue reading

library of congress / poetry / terrance hayes

Terrance Hayes, Bagley Wright, and the Library of Congress

Last week I attended a Bagley Wright Lecture on Poetry at the Library of Congress, given by Terrance Hayes. His lecture was on “Ideas of Influence” where he discussed Etheridge Knight and – you should really just listen to the lecture yourself because I’m getting ready to jack up this explanation – the idea of … Continue reading