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sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote2019-02-06 03:27 pm

What doesn't last gets swallowed whole

Still coughing. Still worried about traveling tomorrow. Slept eight hours without taking codeine syrup, however, so I must be getting better. Everything outside is crumpled brown and autumnal, one of those flat skimmed-milk overcasts that looks like someone developed the sky wrong. Still looking forward to New York.

Night Shade Books has announced the cover and table of contents of Paula Guran's Mythic Journeys: Myths and Legends Retold! I am delighted to be part of that lineup. Appearing alongside Tanith Lee's "The Gorgon" is strange and poignant; that was one of her first collections I found and read when I started seriously seeking her out in college, and one of the more important to me. I am glad I was in an anthology with her when she was alive.


1. Courtesy of [personal profile] ladymondegreen: "Jacqueline Steiner, 94, Lyricist Who Left Charlie on the M.T.A., Dies." He got into my poem "Kalligeneia 2012," that's how much of a numen of the Boston underworld Charlie is. I don't want to say celebrate his creator by getting stuck on public transit, but I can't think of many other appropriate forms of remembrance, unless it's MBTA reform.

2. I like this poem a lot as an engagement with Justice: Jimmy Santiago Baca, "Waiting."

3. Thirty-one phonograph recordings, made in 1890 as a test run to "salvage" an expected-to-vanish culture, now returned to the descendants of the recorded for ceremonial, practical, and above all tribal purposes: "The Passamaquoddy Reclaim Their Culture Through Digital Repatriation."

4. As someone who was forced out of grad school by a combination of medical issues and an institution that didn't want to believe or support me through them, much of this article resonated to the point of being painful to read: "How to Make Grad School More Humane."

5. I find this print stunning: Belkis Ayón, "Sin Título (Sikán con Chivo)." I don't think I'd heard of the artist.
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[personal profile] gwynnega 2019-02-06 11:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I hope all goes well with your New York trip.

That is an amazing table of contents.
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[personal profile] asakiyume 2019-02-07 02:15 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, Belkis Ayón's work is amazing. And she herself was beautiful, and how sad that her life was so short.

You are in *excellent* company in Mythic Journeys--as are your fellow writers, sharing the TOC with you. Congratulations! ... I proofread one of Tanith Lee's stories--it was in one of the Clockwork Phoenix anthologies.
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[personal profile] thisbluespirit 2019-02-07 09:12 am (UTC)(link)
Congratulations on Mythic Journeys! I hope very much that you both feel better and that the journey goes well. <3
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[personal profile] choco_frosh 2019-02-07 02:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Travel safe!
(I will have mroe to say once I am not horrendously busy at work.)
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[personal profile] dhampyresa 2019-02-09 12:37 am (UTC)(link)
Hope your trip goes well! Thank you for the links.
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[personal profile] brigdh 2019-02-22 03:12 am (UTC)(link)
These are some wonderful links, thank you. In particular, I had pretty much that same exact reaction to the grad school article; it was important but very difficult.