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This Week's Writing 5/5/23
Enforced hope, Biden's polling, surreal poetry, the deadliness of safety, and more.
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If you read one thing by me this week read:
No one owes you hope. (EIH)
How our ugly beliefs about what “safety” means made New York unsafe for Jordan Neely. (Independent)
Don’t fall for the anti establishment branding of Marianne Williamson, Tucker Carlson, or RFK, Jr. (MSNBC)
Fox wants you to know Biden’s polling is bad. But don’t panic. (Public Notice)
The white working class is not the answer for socialism. (EIH)
Why didn’t a reporter tell us that Trump had bullied him? (EIH)
MariNaomi’s I Thought You Loved Me is a lovely, strange anti-memoir about forgetting friendship. (LA Times)
Growing old with the X-Men. In hell! (Vault of Culture)
R.M.N. is a film about prejudice which focuses on the wrong people. (Chicago Reader)
Devil in the Dark and Star Trek’s most anticolonial episode. (EIH)
Isabel Meyrelles’ poem “I Shall Be Water” and surrealism vs. romanticism. (EIH)
The Boys animated series is better than it has any right to be. (EIH)
The 10 Best Horror Films of the 2000s. (EIH)
The best movies of the past 25 years. (EIH)
Two poems: one about the diaspora and one about sad love. (Pamplemousse)
Two poems: one about not trusting spring, and one about…revolution! (Synchronized Chaos)
Very short one line poem. (Pan Haiku Review)
I will run out of poetry eventually.
A poem about surrealist poetry. (Five Fleas)
Every surrealist poem
includes blood and butterflies.
other poems include them as well.
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