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  2. ashleighthelion:

    What About US.

    (via mensahthomas)

     
  3. runrunrunning:

    Rittenhouse Town, site of America’s first paper mill

    I wrote a poem about the first paper mill in America. It was the first time I wrote a poem about capitalism, nature, and socialism and it was published in Capitalism Nature Socialism. 

     

  4. "I believe that where we are, how we are allowed to live, is determined by the politics of the land—the big politics and the little politics. And it varies depending on where you’re located. I’m very interested in the landscape in general as the site of living, of a place created out of lives, and those lives having a kind of politics and a kind of being that is consciously and unconsciously shaped. Decisions are made that allow us to do certain things, that give us certain freedoms and ‘unfreedoms.’"
    — Claudia Rankine in conversation at poets.org.
     

  5. Eileen Myles

    ravimangla:

    I want to be challenged as a human being in terms of how many kinds of people I can be, how many ways I can be open, how many adjustments I can make. You have to, just to exist in the day. Everyday is this crazy little jungle gym of adjustments just to keep your sanity and keep functioning, and keep receiving messages and sending messages. I love the idea that a poem can do that. So it’s a little map of consciousness that says: this is what it is like to be alive.

    - Eileen Myles

    (via matlaporte)

     
  6. loladelphia:

    Foxy Diva’s

    Germantown

     
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  9. bantarleton:

    October 4th 1777, Crown forces repel a complex yet confused attack by Patriot forces commanded by George Washington at Germantown. The rebels are confounded first by thick fog, and then by the stalwart defence of Chew House by the 40th Foot. 

    The above is a flintlock musket. It was found in Germantown, Pennsylvania, in the mid-19th century. As you can see in the detail, it’s marked to the Fourth or “King’s Own” regiment, a unit that suffered heavy losses during the fight.

     
  10. theninthchoir:

    'Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy' by Caravaggio c.1595

     

  11. matlaporte:

    NOTE FROM ST. FRANCIS

    by Joseph Ceravolo

    In the world today
    there is
    no world so attached as I am
    to worlds.
    All our hairyness
    all our coarseness.
    There is no texture in this
    warmth I feel about
    the creatures today.
    We are gunning for extinction.
    The sky is still bright
    and all the animals running
    for prehistoric sounds
    believable in the passionate night.

    (via elderlymag)

     
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  13. memory infrastructure

     

  14. Jen Coleman and I had the pleasure of visiting LitMore in Baltimore last weekend. Jen read from her stupendous Krill List, I read from Franklinstein, and we chatted about the ethics of recording our parents—for love and preservation. 

     

  15. jeandonnelly:

    "Hard to get home; but this is, this travelling
    of
    is
    home.”

    Rachel Blau DuPlessis

    (via lorettakc)