Such Nantucket! So Elin Hilderbrand! Much summer!
Thanks Little, Brown!
Where to hang with Tumblr at BEA:
- Thursday 5/29, 7pm: Join Tumblr at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe to celebrate Book Expo America and three amazing writers.
- Saturday 5/31, 11:15am: Rachel Fershleiser interviews Celeste Ng, Courtney Collins, and Yelena Akhtiorskaya about the path to publication for a debut novelist.
- Saturday 5/31, 12:45pm: David Karp and Brandon Stanton in conversation at BookCon.
The Bellweather Rhapsody tarot cards are REEEAAAL and now I own some!!!
Tweetspeak Poetry has come to Tumblr.
As you already know, Tumblr is a word place, an evocative art place, a thinking and daring and sometimes dreaming place. And definitely a bookish and poetic place.
Tweetspeak is the home of the famous (infamous?) Poetry Dare. It celebrates words with poetry prompts and articles on Poets & Poems and all kinds of posts on writing and the writing life. It is owned by the award-winning small press that has an Oprah-selected title to its name (T. S. Poetry Press). Tweetspeak exists to bring smart fun and beauty and the best in poetry and poetic things to the world.
So a better question might be. Why not come to Tumblr?
We couldn’t think of a single reason to live a Tumblr-free life (except that we might enjoy it too much and neglect the making of spaghetti sauce, jasmine tea, and the occasional naughty limerick—which even Sara Teasdale understood might be vital to the life of a poet).
Okay. So we’re here—
reblogging your beautiful art and photography and writing our own six-word poems to go along with them. Sharing quotes that strike us, right to the heart. Giving you links to bookish things and, of course, the best in poetry and poetic things. If we like a poem you write, or anything at all that you write, we might ask you for permission to publish your work in our unique poetry daily Every Day Poems, or at our blog, or… you never know (it has happened) in one of our books.
Come, tumble with us. We can stir the sauce later.
Photo by Angelo Amboldi, Creative Commons, via Flickr.
Congratulations to Paul Laudiero on the launch of shitroughdrafts The Book, winner of The Great Tumblr Book Search! Thanks to chroniclebooks, powerhousearena, and a zillion hilarious readers and surprise comedian guests. Photos by Darian Glover.
"American Barricade is a beautifully constructed and powerful lyric narrative that’s equal parts dysfunctional fairy tale and family tragicomedy. Schoonebeek offers a complex meditation on the imagination’s capacity to make up for reality’s privations and the psyche’s related drive to ‘build from its rubble’—the latter seeming, in Schoonebeek’s hands, like a compulsion to recreate the very conditions the psyche has struggled to escape from. Frequently disturbing, almost always darkly comical, and ultimately heartbreaking, American Barricade is a bold, ambitious, unforgettable debut from one of our most exciting young poets.”
STRAND + THE BELIEVER: A NIGHT OF CONFIDENCE…
On Thursday, March 6th, Strand Books + The Believer will host an evening with music icon Laurie Anderson & writer and Happy Endings series creator Amanda Stern. This special event kicks off a series of music pairings in honor of Confidence, or the Appearance of Confidence: The Best of the Believer Music Interviews.
RSVP on Facebook » http://the.blvr.org/1hiu0zk
Great news, AWP and Seattle Readers! The two greatest parties of next weekend are sequential, not simultaneous!
Hit Linda’s Tavern for happy hour with A Strange Object, Electric Literature, Guernica, and The Paris Review, then walk 11 minutes east to Chop Suey and celebrate with Tin House, Wave Books, and Tumblr. Hours of free entertainment, attractive book nerds, dancing, drinking, and brilliant writers — join us!
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