Gas Station (2009) - Youngsuk Suh
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The artist Richard Deacon made this picture to go with my sister’s poem, “Self Help,” which she also reads for the New York Times’ T Magazine.
My sister’s work has been part of other collaborations - like when Memorious set her poem “The Accounts” to music - and like when she works with Young Suk Suh on photographs. I really like this one because Deacon’s sculptures - his primary stuff - undulate with curves and life, and so does this image. Also because I think the idea of a picture makes poetry less scary to people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Politicians Discussing Global Warming, Isaac Cordal, Berlin 2014 via Inagist
John Darnielle introducing “The Best Ever Death Metal Band out of Denton” in the Swedish American Hall live recording (via thoughtsontmg)
183 a year. A confounding amount, but one which offers flexiblity for an underlying mood, for the glass may be half empty as often as it is half full.
I know he can get the job. But can he do the job?